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Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO4 3RH, England
01206-331292
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Ranked #1 of 34 attractions in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Oundle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the zoo on a crowded Saturday before Easter. It was a family visit with one wheelchair person in the group. We were delighted that the zoo offer discount for the disabled person AND their helper and this helped keep the cost of entry to a reasonable level. The highlights for us were the Lemurs (with the train), the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Visited Colchester Zoo for the first time on Easter Saturday and ,sadly, was quite disappointed. We have been lucky enough to visit several Zoos, Wildlife parks and even seen animals un the wild on Borneo etc so we were saddened to see so many of the animals-especially the primates -in uninspiring cages. I am sure the Zoo does wonderful work... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

After travelling 2 hrs to surprise the kids with an Easter Day out. It wasn't a disappointment after arriving at 10.30am we finally left at 6pm closing time. Non stop fun, education, and experience had! So want to go back again more up close and personal than other zoos we've visited.

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Richmond upon thames
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

As soon as i arrived, i knew it was going to be a great zoo from all the reviews i read and was beyond good. The place is massive with huge variety of animals, especially compared with London Zoo. I loved the monkeys and how many different types that you do not normally see from mandrills, chimps to Orangutans. We... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great zoo. Not too big and not too small. I particularly enjoyed feeding the giraffe. I've visited many times over the last 15 years and are ready to go back again soon. You do not need children with you to enjoy your day out. Food available, but busy and expensive, but places available to eat a packed lunch. This was... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This quite simply is an excellent zoo with very informative staff and boards near each animal. Adults and kids will love it. The only downside was the price for a group which worked out about £12 each.

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norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent value for money. A full day out for all the family. Lots to see and do. Plenty of places to purchase food or take a picnic

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing zoo, so much to see and experience, lots of hands on things for the kids!!Really need two days to see everything on offer!! Bring a packed lunch and you will fit in more sights, as some food places in there were very busy!!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Living in Colchester and with 4 grand-daughters, inevitably many trips to the zoo. As zoos go it is very good, nice enclosures for the animals, facilities for young children. restaurants get very busy so be prepared to queue. Christmas is the best time as their Santa's grotto is lovely, they do it very well. living in the area, we all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Colchester Zoo is by far one of the best zoo in England. My partner and I had a great time will definitely be popping back soon.

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