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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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We live just down the road and have the annual pass as we go almost at least once a month, if not for the zoo, then the adventure play and soft play that are also on site... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We live just down the road and have the annual pass as we go almost at least once a month, if not for the zoo, then the adventure play and soft play that are also on site. The zoo and animals are in excellent enclosures with regular feeding shows, the highlight being able to be feed the elephants and giraffes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Have visited colchester Zoo on many occasions over the years , and have always found it a great place with loads to do , come rain or shine

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Never disappointed with Colchester zoo. So much to see and do. Definitely worth the annual membership!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Whether you want an afternoon out or a whole day (or perhaps even two days) Colchester Zoo is a great place to go. All the animals are in tip top condition and kept in great facilities. You can get really up close and personal. Check out all the feed times so you ensure you see as much activity as you... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We go to the zoo at least twice a year and there is always something new to see. Our favourite are the Orangutangs. All the animals are in large enclosures and seem happy. There are numerous places to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We grew up going to the zoo and couldn't go past a return trip while on holiday. Love all the new changes and enclosures. A great day out, definitely recommend bringing kids, though maybe bring your own food as it was quite expensive to get something for lunch. Spent a whole day walking around, definitely would do it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Colchester Zoo as part of a school trip I took my 4 year old daughter with me. It's an absolutely fantastic Zoo, lots of animals to see ,very clean park and staff very helpful and friendly ,didn't get to see everything so definitely be going back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have a Platinum Pass to this zoo as I find it one of the best to take good unobstructed pictures of all the animals. The Lion enclosure is very good for this. Apart from this it is also a great place to take the kids with many informative and interactive displays. All in all a great day out for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's been years since we visited Colchester Zoo. So this was, kind of like, our first visit. Were we impressed? I should say so. We bought Gold Cards, as they had a 15% off deal against all entries and with good weather on the way and 6 weeks summer holiday to fill, I knew we'd make use of them! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to check out the zoo to see if it was worth getting the gold pass as we wanted to take the grand children.. myself and my husband had a lovely day. So many interesting talks with the keeper when they were feeding the animals .. Loads of eating places also great picnic areas and plenty of play areas... More 

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Address: Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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