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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Ranked #1 of 44 Attractions in Colchester
Type: Zoos
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... more » 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! One of the latest new enclosures is '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! And 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! « less
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Colchester Zoo never fails to please, every visit is something new. Lots of animals to watch and admire, very clean and the animals are well cared for. Easy routes for the not so nimble, plenty of places to stop for refreshment , whether picnic or cafe. Brilliant day out.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went for the day with my partner. Was a nice day out plenty to see. The tiger enclosure was disappointing very over grown when we visited couldnt really see anything other than that it was a nice day out.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Me and my partner (never too old for animals!) visited Colchester Zoo on our return from a hotel in Ipswich. Tickets were around £20 each, which seemed a little steep at first, but then you're paying for full day access for a huge amount of attractions in the height of the summer holidays, so can't really complain! The Zoo itself... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I love this zoo, Infact I brought gold cards when I last went, which are excellent value for money, food is good and lots of options. And the animals are well cared for. Brilliant!

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see here and do it could easily fill an entire day with a lunch stop in the middle. My estimate that 3 hours would be long enough here was certainly torn to shreds! This zoo is one of the few the genuinely takes an interest in keeping standards exceeding high if not seeing new standards... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I've visited zoos all over the world and Colchester is right up there. We wondered before going if the tickets were a little expensive but after being there for 7 hrs and not getting to see/do everything concluded it's well worth every penny.

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I took my partner to Colchester Zoo for his 20th birthday and I have to say we had a fantastic day out. The huge range of animals they keep is amazing, and every enclosure was kept clean and tidy, showing happy animals. I absolutely loved feeding both the Giraffes and Elephants which you can do at no extra cost to... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

In my opinion this is one of the best zoos in the UK. There is plenty of things there to educate and entertain the kids and adults alike. Be warned though it is quite hilly !

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

On my third year as a gold card holder and agree with all the positive points made by other reviewers so rather than repeat those I would like to pass on a few observations to those at the zoo, who I am sure read this page. Firstly, the indoor play area is far, far too hot and unbearable for adults... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We walked our feet off all day here, so much to see, you really need to come back at least one more time.Excellent value for money, great zoo.

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