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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its...

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 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 include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. 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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Good value for money!

I come here quite a lot as I have an annual pass, I would recommended this zoo for anyone, it is suitable for all ages. I would also recommended buying a pass as it works out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chloé H
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I come here quite a lot as I have an annual pass, I would recommended this zoo for anyone, it is suitable for all ages. I would also recommended buying a pass as it works out cheaper by doing so, you only have to make 2 trips to get your money's worth!

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Thank Chloé H
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Expensive but if you have children and live in the area buy gold cards when on offer. Great for school holidays and weekends.

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Thank Taz B
Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a brilliant Zoo. It does a great job breeding endangered species , and is always upgrading its animal facilities. Lots of picnic areas and indoor and outdoor play ares are excellent.. as a family we all have gold cards. Allowing us to visit as often as we like within the year, these are worth every penny as we... More 

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Thank JaniceD D
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing time got to feed giraffe and elephants tho didn't get to see everything as it was very busy goin again very soon would recommend to anyone

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Thank Fayth S
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i took my wife and 3 children here recently and was surprised by how much there was to do. You could get very close to the animals and to be honest its the best zoo we have visited in a long tome.My children are 13, 10 and i have an 18 month old, despite this age gap they all enjoyed... More 

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Thank gary h
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the grandchildren to Colchester zoo fo the day and had an amazing time the children loved it. Ate in the cafe and food was good and reasonably priced great day out👍🏻

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Thank hotlybotly
Basildon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always love coming to this zoo it never seems to be busy. We really enjoyed feeding the amazons there nectar even if they were checking and stole the pot from you. Will deferentially be going back

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Thank Laura C
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On my recent visit with my grand children. I have a gold card. There is currently work going on for the new ape enclosure, this I feel will look great when finished. However I always feel the toilets need attention, they always seem just adequate, a paint job would not go un missed. They are not the best of places... More 

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Thank Phillip W
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good zoo , all so a nice complete day out . Great for children allso for adults to seeing all types of animals from birds , monkeys , elephants etc the list is endless . Take a picnic with you to enjoy a nice long day out , there a hands on things to do like... More 

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Thank Oakweld
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought 2 year passes and go frequently with our grandson. Sunshine or rain there's always animals to see. We usually have a bite to eat and drink which is reasonable quality and cost. Whether we go for an hour or two or the whole day, it's a great time.

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