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Linton Zoo

Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Linton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures... more » Owner description: At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. The zoo is an ever evolving attraction, set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland with plenty of picnic areas. It is generally considered a one and a half hour visit but some visitors do stay longer especially on days when there is a full programme of keeper talks and activities. The favourite of all is the animal encounter sessions. Many of the aviaries and enclosures are heavily planted so you need to be prepared to take your time at each exhibit. Bear in mind that Linton Zoo is a breeding centre for endangered species and is not a commercial entertainment centre. There are several options to enhance your visit with a behind the scenes tour, money raised from these special tours directly support field conservation projects through our charity. There are sometimes late closing evenings with extra special activities aimed at giving you a better understanding of specific animals, details are posted on our Facebook and website. Expect country park like pathways, some are gravel and sand others are grass, because of the large trees there are occasional roots. The zoo is more or less all out in the open so there is little shelter on wet days, if you visit on a day with rain expected please do come suitably dressed with waterproof footwear. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there is a basic children's play area. The one toilet block is situated on the car park area which is within the zoo grounds and as the zoo is quite compact it is within easy reach most times. There is also a coffee shop which serves a wide range of snack and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks. We are open all year but restricted hours during the winter months. Visit our website for visit information including opening hours and details of activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I think this little zoo has the potential to be so magical and lovely but it just isn't quite there yet. Firstly, I would like to start by saying that my comments are in no way disrespectful to the staff who I'm sure work very hard and love their animals. There are some really lovely elements to this zoo -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My family and I love to visit Linton Zoo! It is a small but friendly place with knowledgeable staff and a wonderful variety of animals, both big and small - there is certainly something for everyone. We head for the amazing Giant Tortoises first and then make our way around the picturesque zoo. On our last visit we were lucky... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Linton Zoo is a very nice place to go for many reasons. First of all of course to see all the animals, but not only. This place has nothing to do with commercial zoos. The animal are being respected and treated with great care. Some people may complain about not seing all the animals when they would like to, but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was treated to the tortoise experience yesterday by my friend and it definitely was a treat. We walked round the zoo before our slot and saw many, well looked after animals and watched several being fed at close proximity. The tortoise experience was fantastic. Mikey, the keeper, was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the animals in his care. The... More

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for posting a review. Our behind the scenes tours do make wonderful Birthday presents and get you much closer to some of the animals than you might normally get. I hear you got to see our newly hatched Red-footed tortoises, they really are so cute. Mikey probably explained that the... More

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Has a really great selection of animals even including the likes of the Snow Leopard! Amazing! Would highly recommend this to people visiting the area. :)

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit, it is always nice to get good feedback and of course we hope you will find time to visit us again soon. With many thanks from all of the team. More

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Was part of a work community day at the zoo and the staff were polite and very knowledgeable about the animals. All animals were in very good condition and I had a surreal experience of raking up leaves with a fully grown male lion watching me 2 feet away and purring. A must visit for any young family.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited here today with my young family to experience the lemur tour. Mikey, the keeper, was very knowledgable and passionate about the conservation of the lemurs. I like that Linton is not as commercialised as other zoos in the area and cares about the long term issues of the animals. James, the lion keeper, is also very dedicated to his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Took a drive to Linton zoo yesterday. I am so glad I did.What a fantastic place. There was plenty to do and see,and really nicely set out.There were lots of animal's,in nice enclosures. I met a few of the keepers through out my day, all were very polite and helpful. I will be going back again soon,keep up the good... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It was my 40th Birthday last wed(17 September) and my mum got me a feed the tiger experience at Linton Zoo as tigers are my favourite animal,so we went today and it was one of the most amazing experience of my life,I was well looked after and the staff were very friendly especially James Welch who took us on a... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went to Linton zoo today and it was brilliant... I fed and met the lemurs that was a great experience.my mum feed the Tigers for her birthday and loved every second of it.we all loved the fact that it's all natural paths with no Tarmac. Would highly recommend 🐯

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