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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Colchester
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Owner description: Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the brand new indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures for 2014 include 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya and 'Australian Rainbows', a new tropical walkthrough which houses a large group of lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

This is the best zoo I have visited.It is a well planned out zoo with excellent nature resembling enclosures for the animals... The tiger,elephants,ostrich,giraffe,Hippos are just too good... It will be an excellent day out.. Cheers Amogh

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Have taken my 6 year old to London Zoo a few times, thought we'd try something a little different. So wide open and such a lovely place to visit. Animals seemed happy and content. Wasnt happy about exiting through the gift shop though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have visited numerous times and never get fed up with it. Always had good experiences there, animals are well cared for. I will continue to support this zoo because of what they achieve for conservation

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Colchester's zoo is excellent, by far my favourite zoo! The only downside was the prices of food on site and the quality of the food! If you go, bring a packed lunch! ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Yes its expensive to get in and yes the food is quite expensive in some shops ..but very very worth the gold or platinum card.....We have been so many times and every time always enjoy are self and my daughter as always learnt something new to tell her friends. Good place

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This Zoo does have a fantastic range of animals, all in fantastic enclosures. BUT... the lay out is very hard to get around and see everything - especially with young children, the hills rule out seeing everything if you take a pram/buggy even if you stay for the whole day. The Staff were mostly pleasant although some were a little... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been a regular visitor to the zoo over the last 18 months with my 2 year old. I have a platinum card which is great value for money and has definitely saved me a lot of money. There are lots of areas to eat if you have brought your own picnic and the food available at the zoo... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We visited in early November the weather was great . We were 3 adults and 2 babies the admission charge was very reasonable and parking more than adequate . The animals were very well cared for and everywhere was very clean and well kept .There was so much to see that i don't think we got to see all the... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Loved everything about Colchester zoo. Staff very polite and helpful, very educational about all animals and well looked after.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

One of the best zoos we've ever been to, and we go regularly. They're always looking to expand the zoo, get new animals in, and well, would totally recommend this place to everyone. Lovely big play areas for the kids (indoor and outdoor) as well.

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