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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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Simply the best zoo Britain has to offer!! So much to do, so many reasons to visit! The attention to detail and the extra effort over recent years means coming back gets better... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Simply the best zoo Britain has to offer!! So much to do, so many reasons to visit! The attention to detail and the extra effort over recent years means coming back gets better and better every time! The animals are so happy and the staff truly love what they do!

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Came here and paid the full entry price for 2 adults. Usually I would be quite happy with that. Until I started to see what I would call animal neglect!!! Why on earth in this day and age do we still have animals in cages that are too small for them?? Cracked glass in many of them, which is just... More 

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Now I must state I have not been to every zoo in the country but I truly believe if Carlsberg did zoo's, Colchester Zoo is what they would do! It is expensive to go. Family of 4 will cost way over £60 and the time you add this and that during the day you will not have much change from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited with a friend and we had our children with us, x 1 7 year old and x 2 3 year olds. We are booked our tickets on line and saved 15% which was good and were able to pick up from the kiosk which also saved queueing on arrival. Lots of parking but not overly well sign posted. Lovely... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Love this zoo, have been three times in all. It's kept nice and is very easy to get around. Christmas time is especially good when they have real reindeer and Santas Grotto. My grandchildren found it quite magical.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this zoo. The play park is so awesome! When I visited last time, I caught site of a small sign which showed you what the old elephant enclosure looked like from the 80s. It looked dreadful! The elephants must not had any room to move their trunks. I also saw the new vulture enclosed. OMG!! Vultures are birds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I made a visit today . What a great place to visit (even though our children are grown up and moved out) We enjoyed walking around in what is now, a lovely environment for the animal's as well as us humans. love it so much we now have platinum passes so we can come as many times... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I love everything about Colchester Zoo My husband and I are both disabled and use mobility scooters and even tho the zoo is built on a hill there are only a few places we can't get to

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Orsett, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Although it was a cold day, most of the animals where out and about, loved the sea-lion tunnel, they go right overhead wonderful

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

we had a fantastic day here. It was immaculately clean, well laid out, and a huge amount of thought put in, both for the animals' welfare and to let us see them up close in imaginative ways. Lots of play parks scattered around, which helped. Will definitely go again this year, and they take teach vouchers, which seriously cuts the... More 

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