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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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Description: 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 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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Great zoo

lots to see. Well kept, zoo keepers are on hand to answer questions & are clearly passionate about their animals

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

lots to see. Well kept, zoo keepers are on hand to answer questions & are clearly passionate about their animals

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

brilliant time for all the family especially the kids so many great animals to see and a great day out for everyone

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our day at Colchester Zoo, and enjoyed a number of the 'experiences' throughout the day. As with all zoos, it is expensive so we did, however get a little tired of each time getting the 'hard sell' for donations to this or that project. The food from the cafe was very good quality and not really any... More 

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Bicester, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our 3 children to Colchester zoo and it was a full day out, we didn't stop. Highlights had to be feeding the giraffe and elephants, being able to get so close to such beautiful animals was an amazing experience. Food and drink wasn't cheap but it never is at places like this, we did take a Picnic and... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Generally nocturnal, imagine our delight when my wife and I were shown into the den of aardvarks to find they all woke up and spent over 30 minutes investigating our shoes, pockets, faces, hair and so on! The keeper was equally delighted and surprised; at the same time he shared his own passion for these animals in a friendly, expert... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

good and fun and I love the zoo and its close dye and fun and I love it and I love the animals and its in essex

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Always a good day out have been loads of times and the kids never get bored. Would recommend the zoo passes great value for money and you can take your own food if you want to save a bit of money

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live in Colchester so have been to the zoo many times. It is an excellent, with some great attractions. Personally I think it is one of the best zoos I have been to. It is expensive but aren't all attractions. However they do a gold card scheme and if visit twice in a year it pays for its self.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Colchester Zoo is a great day out for all the family. There is plenty to see and some great enclosures to view the many different animals. We've been a couple times over the years and it has always been a very enjoyable day out and it's never failed to impress. Parking is also very good so no problems on that... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great Zoo great day out amazing animals loved it. Zoo experiencing on offer look amazing, good facilities, plenty of food locations. Plenty of parking.

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