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Linton Zoo

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Address: Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 891308
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At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing...

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.

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A jewel of a Zoo!

I frequent this lovely family Zoo and decided to write a review after my last visit there. I participated in a lemur Tour with a funny and knowledgble Zoo keeper, Mikey Peck. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I frequent this lovely family Zoo and decided to write a review after my last visit there. I participated in a lemur Tour with a funny and knowledgble Zoo keeper, Mikey Peck. We spent a good half hour in with various species of endangered lemurs, learning about their plight and gaining much information about how Linton Zoo work to help... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely little zoo in beautiful surroundings. Mikey and the staff really made the visit a great experience - during feeding times they told us lots of interesting facts about the animals. Excellent value for money, we will definitely return!

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Thank Cliona-20-03
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited off season after heavy rain. Didn't take long to go around so we went round three times, managing to find different things to hone in on each circuit. The first got our bearings, the second we followed the very informative, very friendly, very chatty keeper at feeding time. Fascinating talk, mine of information, obviously loved the animals of which... More 

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Thank Mary J
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Having checked the web site first to get a feel of how the Zoo would be,we decided to visit. We paid in advance over the phone and booked a Tortoise experience for our 10 year old daughter. When we arrived,we were met by very friendly and helpful staff.The Zoo is well laid out and there are lots of facts about... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Spent an excellent day (4 hours) at Linton Zoo. Saw a range of really interesting animals and birds, including the baby tapir and lion cubs! The animals are housed in spacious and natural-looking enclosures accompanied by informative signs. The keepers were friendly and happy to explain more about the zoo and their extensive breeding and conservation programmes. Café is small... More 

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Thank Crabtreee
Linton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Our third visit and, as always, a great day out. Highlights include the new lion cubs, informative talks from the keepers whilst feeding the tapirs and kangaroos, and the galloping zebras. We also paid extra for the lemur experience, well worth the extra £10 to be able to feed them and learn more. It is well worth taking your time... More 

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1 Thank Stevfro
Durham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is an excellent zoo! The enclosures are well-kept and it is great to see the animals in such open and natural spaces. A few of us paid for the lemur experience and it was well worth it. The keeper was extremely knowledgeable and having a lemur on your shoulder is pretty memorable! Lunch (jacket potato) was excellent and well-priced.... More 

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1 Thank DrCCrabtree
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We spent a lovely time wandering around, watching the animals and listening to the very informative talks. The small children were encouraged to contribute their knowledge during the talks and this held their interes. The zoo is a small zoo where the staff obviously care deeply for the welfare of the animals in their care. Each time I visit it... More 

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1 Thank Pat G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We went to Linton zoo knowing there were lion cubs and staff who are passionate about all the animals at the zoo. I was really impressed with the new enclosures and the general tidiness of the zoo. My children aged 6 and 3 had an amazing time and the lion cubs came right up to the fence and appeared incredibly... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca J
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I have a season ticket which suggests correctly that I love this place and did not go just to see the delightful lion cubs born there at the end of September. A plants-and-bugs man only recently switched on to fluffies and cuddlies (by a stray cat who cured a bout of the blues) I ask incessant questions which the keepers... More 

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