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Linton Zoo

Address: Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 891308
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Linton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We bought our annual pass back in May 2014 and quite honestly it's the best thing we've done! We have two boys aged 3 & 1 and we also bought passes for granny & grandma too! I've lost count of how many times we've been to Linton Zoo but it's at least 20 times! My record is 3 times in... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Today, myself and a friend visited Linton Zoological Gardens and had an up and close encounter with the lovely lemurs that lived there. Our guide, Mikey, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and clearly has a real passion for these cute little creatures. He highlighted the plight of the lemurs and how vulnerable they are as a species. He also gave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Just about the right size of zoo for our young family. There are a couple of parks half way round too. Staff are great and there to speak to the kids. Cafe is a little small as it doubles up as a souvenir shop. In summer the outdoor tables help. Always enjoy this place and have had a year pass... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

On New Year's Day, my partner and I visited Linton Zoo as I bought her a "Meet and Feed A Big Cat Event" through GROUPON (as a Christmas gift). In an nutshell, our trip was amazing. The zoo is definitely not the largest but for us it was perfect. We walked through the zoo although it was a rainy /... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We had a big cat experience which was bought for my partner for a Christmas present. We have visited the zoo before and have really enjoyed going. The staff at the Zoo are very knowledgeable kind and welcoming. The feeding the Lion experience was amazing, an experience we will never forget. Kim let us take our time to feed the... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Me and my wife are on a Zoo tour this year, and this was our first stop on a cold January day. Not as big or as glamorous as some of the more well known zoos with a lot less foot traffic, but this made it feel a lot more intimate, but they still offer a good array of animals.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My family and I have visited this zoo many times over the years. It’s a wonderful place to visit (and not too expensive). Although not huge, they have a huge range of animals and they are obviously all very well looked after. The keepers and staff are very friendly and it’s clear they all care a lot about the animals.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Really nice little zoo to spend an afternoon at. All staff friendly and welcoming. Lots of animals to see.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Friendly and very knowledgable staff Great selection of animals for a small zoo. I was lucky to have a lemur encounter n among others saw the only breeding collared lemurs in Europe. Enjoyed the lion talk and the Owls too. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a very nice time at the zoo, I liked the fact that it's is not perfectly manicured and the animals are the main attraction, a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

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