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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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More than just a zoo very child friendly

We have been to the zoo a few times and now have a yearly pass, lots of animals to see and even feed like the elephants. Most of the animals seem happy with nice areas to live in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We have been to the zoo a few times and now have a yearly pass, lots of animals to see and even feed like the elephants. Most of the animals seem happy with nice areas to live in. It is a big zoo so little ones might find it a bit tiring bit they do have train rides if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been visiting the zoo for years. I was taken as a child & I have been a gold pass holder for over 8years. I love seeing the zoo improve with every visit. It's a fun filled day & it doesn't matter about the weather as so much to see under cover & out of the rain/wind/snow! I love the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A loverly zoo which blends the animal needs and humans, the staff are friendly knowledgable and informative, Will return ,

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Not being a fan of the zoo I was reluctant to visit Colchester zoo. However after persuasion from my boyfriend I agreed to go. I did feel on arrival that £42 for two tickets was a little steep, however I must admit Colchester zoo did not disappoint. There was so much variety on things to do and see, we arrived... More 

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wickford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We visited with our baby grandaughter, a bit too young to appreciate it! However, the zoo is very well laid out, clean and tidy and there is plenty to do for children of all ages. The animals have large clean enclosures and the zoo keepers are knowledgable and seem to enjoy their work. There is far to much to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Despite being bitterly cold a great day was had at the zoo, keepers keen to explain and show the animals at their best, butterfly house opened today and although few butterfly's the keeper explained all, one or two enclosures look a little small but overall well laid out, plenty of conservation projects and beautifully cared for animals. Will go again

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We went on a saturday afternoon and it was quite busy. Various hot food outlets shut and many of the attractions under refurbishment... A lot of the interactive machinery in the exhibitions either broken or switched off? Also "The sausage shack was revolting to eat from" The good. We really enjoyed the bird show and the view for the sea... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Zoo many times and in my view it has to be the best Zoo in Britain. A huge collection of animals and it is clean and well kept. The map is easy to follow and feeding times for different animals are well listed. My Grand daughter loves getting her face painted and and playing on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Cannot fault the zoo some amazing animals and enclosures all animals look well looked after and happy however i was short changed and the guy on reception i believe changed the recipt to make it look like he hadnt kept £5 of my change apart from that brill

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

Been gold card holders now for 2 years, visit every month regardless. Animals are so so well looked after, so many information posts to read, excellent play are for children of all ages. So much to see and do so make sure you have your walking shoes on. Also the elephant and giraffe feed are free .. It's so good... More 

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