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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
01206-331292
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Ranked #1 of 43 attractions in Colchester
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Colchester Zoo is one of the finest Zoos in Europe with over 260 rare species in 60 acres. See "Playa Patagonia" with its 24 metre tunnel under the... more » Owner description: Colchester Zoo is one of the finest Zoos in Europe with over 260 rare species in 60 acres. See "Playa Patagonia" with its 24 metre tunnel under the water to view sea lions swimming above your head and "Dragons of Komodo" for the infamous Komodo Dragons. At the "Spirit of Africa" you can see the breeding group of African elephants and at "Kingdom of the Wild" there's Zebras, Ostriches, White Rhinos, and Giraffes in a huge savannah style enclosure. Orangutan Forest opens 2009. Don't miss the chance to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself plus lots of other daily displays. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a good day out at Colchester zoo this week. It was easy to get to, about 30 mins from the M25. We had not booked tickets in advanced and arrived at 12.30pm to find no queues. The zoo is great, well organised such that there are many eating/picnic areas as you do the route with lots of playgrounds... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent day out - very good facilities [toilets, eating etc] Eating there is not expensive - cheaper than most town centre outlets What is really good is the way it is laid out - it doesn't feel like a zoo in many ways and is much less formal than some and you're free to work your own way around it... More

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Staying in Clacton and looking for days out, we decided to visit the zoo. So glad we did! Lots to do and see, plenty of live feeds/events at various time slots so you can plan your day and not miss anything. Fed the elephants, something we've not been able to do anywhere else. Ate at the zoo itself, prices reasonable... More

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4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited zoo with teenage daughters for the day - excellent day out - was well laid out with plenty of toilets and food/drink facilities - there was plenty of seating around for you to have picnics too. All the animals were well looked after and staff were friendly and informative - lots to see and do from holding stick insects... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had a brilliant day at the zoo with a 9 year old and 5 year old. We love this zoo best around. There is so much to see and do with great play areas for the kids. We love the Perspex enclosures as you feel you can get closer to the animals. You can feed the elephants and giraffes this... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

As a couple with no children (we now have one on the way) but big animal lovers (especially big cats and otters) that were living temporarily in the area, we took the opportunity to buy a years pass (I think it worked out cheaper than going twice) and certainly got our moneys worth. We moved to Wales before the year... More

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A great day out. Went with two small children, husband and grandparents. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Definitely one of the best Zoo's around. Everything is easy to get to and well sign posted. Lots of feeding times and times to see the animals and get information from their keepers. You can go close up and see the animals and feed the... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Plenty to see and to do. Perfect day out for kids. All animals look heathy. Only its hard to find nice food so better if u make ur own ssndwich

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Ipswich Suffolk
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited with 4 generations and yes it is very hilly for toddlers and older people. Thought it was well laid in places but children were disappointed at times when you could not see the animals who were just not visible and some enclosures just seemed to be empty. A few of the animal enclosures had glass panels lower down so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have been to this zoo before but my toddler daughter hadnt been before,was a very hot day but we all had a good day with lots to see although was very busy so at times was hard to see things especially the shows at set times got very crowded.We took a picnic as know by experience that food there... More

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