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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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Haverhill, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Among Linton's local residents, as though a mythical legend, does something strange occur after the sun settles and the A1307 commuters reach their destinations. There is a very particular reason why no community-watch had ever been formed and why even non-smokers grace the gardens of local pubs. It was that very legend that brought my wife and I to Linton,... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Myself, my wife and our 2 year old son visited today. Living in Colchester we are spoilt by having a superb zoo within 5 minutes drive of our home so my expectations needed to be tempered by that! Nevertheless, I felt that Linton zoo had a lovely feel about it - very personable - and our son had a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

What a delight, we found this zoo just by accident googling things to do for the day and having been to many zoos this is one we had not visited. On arrival the car park is just a big field but is great on a sunny day as kids can have a kick about at the top. We started to... More

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We found Linton Zoo complements of our satnav when we did not care where we went. This was one of the best zoo visits I have had. We took our 7 year old grand daughter and she loved every minute. The animals are fenced in large areas of field and NOT in cages. the staff are welcoming and friendly and... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

How lovely to find a zoo that is not over commercialized and set in such a lovely tranquil setting. Sure some of the flora and fauna within the cages is a little wild but this is clearly what the animals and birds would encounter in their natural habitat (not neatly pruned bushes and manicured lawns). The selection of animals was... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Linton Zoo for my birthday treat, and it's a lovely little friendly zoo. All the animals seem happy and well cared for, and they are working towards the conservation of endagered animals too. It was reasonably priced. We decided to do the Tortoise Tour (which is best booked beforehand), and we got to feed a giant tortoise,... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We went to Linton Zoo in July 2014 not expecting too much as it is a smaller zoo but were very pleasantly surprised. We arrived around 10am and took a picnic (which is a must). We spent a couple of hours going round the enclosures and a couple of the zoo keepers gave an hoc talks as we passed. We... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We drove 2 hours to visit this family run zoo or should I say wilderness. Haven driven around looking for a cash point because past the front gate it's cash only. In this day and age not to take cards in the shop or cafe is beyond a joke. When you enter the car park you are met by a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We loved Linton a lot. our family went to see lions and tigers and we saw all of them. Price for entrance was very good compare to other zoos which we have visited.(£9 for adult and £6.50 for kids) The little cafe was very nice and clean, but when we wanted to buy some souvenirs we did see any postcards... More

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Surrey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This zoo appears to be a breeding zoo for some important species. We were there on a hot day so the animals were listless that made the zoo seem poor. Not really for adults as they expect more but for children an inexpensive place to introduce them to the animal kingdom. I wouldn't travel a long way specifically to go... More

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