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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 during Autumn School Half term.Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic place to visit. After reading reviews about the place being small and not many animals I was a little dubious about going. We had a fantastic day, I have visited other large zoos and safari parks and never been as close to so many animals. Being up close to Wally the kangaroo was something we won't... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Kim Thank you for a wonderful day out. Although it was a very rainy day, our enthusiasm was not dampened for a wonderful opportunity to experience your mixture of flora and fauna and animals. The lions were of course the star attraction, however the rest of the animals were also very enjoyable. A wonderful day out for the whole family.

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Cambridge
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Okay, this is quite a small zoo.. don't go thinking it will be like Regent's park zoo in London.. but with that understanding it's a really lovely place for a day out. The highlight for us, without doubt, was the lemur breeding centre tour which includes the chance to feed the lemurs. It is extremely reasonable for this type of... More

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London
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13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I guess I shouldn't have expected much as its a small local Zoo so trying not to be too harsh. If you like Tortoise, Lemurs and Parrots then its great! There are tigers, leopards and Lions put its difficult to see them. The play area is disappointing and uninspiring and allot of the animal enclosers were empty. Maybe I'm being... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is our local small zoo. My daughter in law and I took my two year old granddaughter there. The animals etc are well kept and there is lots of space to run around but there would not be enough to see and do to spend all day there. It was last year but I recall quite a long time... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I took my 16 month old son to visit the zoo today and wasn't sure if he would be old enough but we both LOVED it! What a joy to find a family run place that clearly nurtures and cares for these animals and makes it possible for us to share in the experience. Our highlights were the sunbathing lions,... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was bought a Lemur and Tiger experience for my birthday. I had never been to Linton Zoo but had heard good things and wasn't disappointed! The lemurs were very cool and relaxed in their huge enclosure. They loved a bit of carrot and a scratch under their armpits! The tiger experience was the best part for me. I got... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had a fantastic time visiting the lemurs in May 2014 and was very impressed with the standards to which they were kept. They had a lovely big enclosure and a caring and knowledgeable keeper. The zoo itself looked fab. The gardens were well established and the animals all looked very happy and healthy. There were also a couple of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had a great time on the lemur tour - we got to feed them cherries. Our guide was really friendly and helpful! Linton Zoo has a great array of animals. Definitely worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I visited Linton Zoo with my husband & son yesterday 1st June. A lovely place. The staff are excellent, very helpful and really love their jobs. Their talks on the animals were very informative and interesting. They have quite a number of animals for the size of the zoo and some unusual ones & the biggest kangaroo I have ever... More

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