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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...

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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Feeding Lemurs

Myself ,husband and brother went to LInton Zoo and booked to feed the Lemurs. I would like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and John who was the guide who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Tina W
Halstead, United Kingdom
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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself ,husband and brother went to LInton Zoo and booked to feed the Lemurs. I would like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and John who was the guide who took us to feed the lemurs was very knowledgeable and gave us a very fulfilling experience. He obviously cared about the animals and gave us a talk... More 

1 Thank Tina W
Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the trouble to review your visit. The lemur VIP tour is a great way to get much closer to these very special animals and of course the fee you pay supports our field conservation projects in Madagascar. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to our zoo and hope that you will find time to come... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Avoid this place! Took my 2yr old & 4 month old and wished I hadn't bothered. Not sure who is writing the reviews on here as we had a completely different experience to the 5 star reviews! Unfortunately the place is NOT buggy/wheelchair friendly at all as stated in a previous review as no real paths. Lions & tapirs were... More 

1 Thank raelarder1976
Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

We expect the five star reviews are from those who appreciate our park, they probably researched their visit first and saw that we state that we have country park like pathways and check the weather first, if it has been raining come in suitable footwear or leave it until another time! Actually given the recent downpours and lots of visitors... More 

Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mum and I have had another lovely trip to Linton Zoo - always lovely to see the tapirs especially and this time we saw tiny lion cubs too! Staff are always so friendly and helpful - shame we didn't see Mikey this time!

1 Thank Dawnasaurus
Witham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the day off work to take my two kids out for the day on Monday and decided on Linton zoo as on the website it looked like a good day out. Seeing as it is half term there was nothing going on, only saw about 3 animals as the enclosures were so overgrown and very unkept. There was no... More 

4 Thank mantha2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovey day out, talks all about the Animals is great & done very well by the Zoo keepers. Gardens are kept lovely. Cafe is nice & most of all all the staff are always happy to help you.

1 Thank summerhayes78
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today was our first visit as we were meeting friends from London at this halfway point. My girls, 6 and 7, enjoyed the use of bouncy castles in car park whilst waiting for friends to arrive. Very reasonable entry fee. Not a huge zoo so not too much walking for little legs. Enough signs to give information for those seeking... More 

Thank Liz W
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend visiting. My family were able to visit a zoo this summer due to the lower costs of Linton. Yes, it isn't a huge commercial zoo but I enjoyed something different and unexpected. It was a warm day and due to the beauty of the landscape, I felt I could be in another country. It's designed to... More 

Thank Chazo4
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our 10 year old lad to Linton zoo and we all thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hours there. We found the keepers to be very informative whilst giving their scheduled talks and also they took the time to answer our questions when we saw them through out the day. We had a sunny but not hot day and saw... More 

Thank Angela T
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

It's a nice zoo, enough to look at. Loved the giant tortises. Access around the zoo for someone in a wheelchair was great, the only thing was is was a bit difficult for someone in a wheelchair to access the shop and cafe - a ramp would be great.

Thank sarahgothic
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Went to visit the zoo on a Saturday I have a very rare pain syndrome and suffering seizures can not walk but Kirsty not only helped in the lemur tour by pushing lifting and at points when we couldn't get the wheelchair places lifted me though casing pain would of been more painful without her she helped push me around... More 

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