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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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Description: 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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Great day out!

Visited Linton zoo for the first time yesterday and what a brilliant day out it was! All of the animals were very relaxed in their particular areas which can only be put down to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Small zoo but good selection of animals that looked well looked after. Small cafe and good toilets. Don't expect A large attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited Linton zoo for the first time yesterday and what a brilliant day out it was! All of the animals were very relaxed in their particular areas which can only be put down to the care and attention given to them by their keepers, who, are extremely knowledgeable and answered many questions thrown at them during various talks and feeding... More 

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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Such value for money, the animals are in lovely habitats, and can feel like a quaint little maze waking around to see all the animals. Don't expect Whipsnade or Woburn. but thats a good thing!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

£9 per adult-really not worth it at all. Been to lots of children's attractions that cost the same and it really isn't value for money. So disappointing. Lots of the cages are overgrown (apparently it is nature at it's best) with boxes and small metal wire cages discarded inside so even if the animals were out you wouldn't be able... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Went on a school pd day with grandson. Very enjoyable but unfortunately there was so much overgrowth in the cages that it was virtually impossible to view some of the animals. But thought the keepers were so friendly and very passionate about their work. Also didn't like the size of the enclosure that the snow leopard was in. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great Zoo in a great setting, good selection of animals, very well kept and cared for, great breeding programme.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Described on the gate as Linton zoological gardens, this is a zoo with a difference. Smaller than a typical zoo, more personal and run by those with a passion for the animals they care for, this place is worth seeking out if you are looking for something a bit different. If you are in a hurry you'd easily get around... More 

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Just home after an enjoyable couple of hours at Linton zoo. Lovely landscaping, clean, tidy, lots of animals and a 4 week old Tapir. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. All the animals looked well cared for and happy. My little girl loved the giant rabbits, wallabies and the Tigers. Good value for money at £9 for adults (free for under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We went to Linton zoo for Monday May Day holiday. Entrance fee is very very reasonable. The staff are very helpfull, the animals are very well looked after. The lemur and tortoise experiances are value for money. Mikey the keeper is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable it makes the experiances even better. Linton may be a small zoo. As they are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interesting assortment of animals and were fortunate to see a lot of them out and about. Particularly enjoyed looking at the tapirs and the kangaroos. Had some snacks from the cafe which were tasty and filled a hole, but could do with a larger indoor seating area. The animals looked healthy and happy, and at £9 per adult it was... More 

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