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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Love this place just to relax and chill for the day it is expensive so picnic is a must if you have a large family and are on a budget, If you go a lot i definately recommend a gold card. It does get busy in the school holidays which is a down side because if you are paying for... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Visited the zoo with some friends from the area who had raved about it! Have looked forward to coming here for a few years and I wasn't disappointed. The exhibits were brilliant for the animals, lots of enrichment and space and the animals seemed to be happy. The zoo itself was really clean and well presented and well thought out.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Went to the Zoo and took my cousin and it was fab, although it is not very disabled friendly, it is a good walk round and there are so many animals and interesting talks. The best bit for me was feeding the giraffes and elephnats. All in all a great day out. Tip: Book online and you save money.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great Zoo so many animals lovely clean full of information to read. Our Sons loved feeding the Giraffe and elephants. Best zoo I've ever been to. A must for anyone thinking about visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We stayed at park resorts so we got 10% off each ticket, It was me my wife and my little 2 year old, which was free, This is a great zoo the best one I have been to in uk, and very close to beating Australia zoo which is still my fav, The animals all look happy to be at... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had a great day out at Colchester Zoo with my niece and nephew this summer. There is lots to see and do they and it is great for kids as they is plenty to keep them occupied including a great park. Hoping to go again soon before christmas as well

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I purchased the meerkat experience for myself and a friend as a birthday present to her at £50 each and it was well worth the buy! This price also includes your entry for the whole zoo and you will get an information pack each. You are taken into the sheltered part of the meerkat enclosure, where you are immediately greeted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful clean zoo with well cared for animals. We had a wonderful day with my 8 & 10 year olds. A very hands on experience enables you to be up close with the animals. There are lots of open plains where the animals roam and pictures can easily be taken. The Lost Madagascar train takes you into the Lemur... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Cannot beat a family day out at the zoo (specially term time when it isnt as busy). We got e-tickets online so got in super quick and advoided the queues. The place is large with so much to see, two trains, eating areas, duck feeding area, large outdoor park and an indoor playarea. Great for prams and wheelchairs and very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The zoo is lovely, a really nice day out especially for families. We did it all in a couple of hours but with children it could be made into a really good day out. They have loads of animals and support numerous charities.

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