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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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a favourite place to go

My daughter and i love this zoo. We have season tickets. Today we went for a VIP Lemur Tour to celebrate her 9th birthday. It was brilliant from the time of booking to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter and i love this zoo. We have season tickets. Today we went for a VIP Lemur Tour to celebrate her 9th birthday. It was brilliant from the time of booking to the end. The lemurs are awesome. Would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have previously visited with my family and with our older children did the lemur feeding which was super fun and value for money and everyone had a lovely time at the zoo. Today I went back with my 3 year old for a treat to feed the tortoises. Everything about the visit was fabulous from ringing up in advance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the tortoise tour. We got to feed the giant tortoises some bananas and we held some baby tortoises and pancake tortoises. Very informative and a fantastic experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have been to this delightful zoo many times. It is small family run zoo and the keepers are very friendly and always willing to stop and talk about the animals. I think one of the advantages of this zoo is that you can get much closer to these animals than a lot of those in bigger wildlife parks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went on 14th to feed Katinka a lovely Tiger and it was an amazing experience the staff was informative and very polite the coffee shop is nicely priced and a nice stocked shop. The zoo itself is amazing as it looks natural surroundings. Thank you very much on making my day out extra special

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my daughter and her friend here for a half term day out. As it was February I wasn't sure we would see much but we managed to see a wide range of animals, and plenty of staff around to answer any questions. It is quite a chilled out place. It made a nice change from going to bigger... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoyed popping into this zoo. We enjoyed looking at all the animals. The zebras and tortoises had lovely large paddocks! It's not often we see kangaroos at zoos, more often it is wallabies, and we were treated to seeing the joey that was beginning to take its first look at the world. We were told in the keeper talk... More 

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had booked a lemur visit for my son's 9th birthday, which was amazing value at £10 each. Mikey the keeper was very friendly, and told us some very interesting facts about lemurs. He seemed incredibly passionate about his job and seemed to really enjoy showing us the animals. We saw several kinds of lemurs which we fed and stroked,... More 

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Great Chesterford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We visited Linton Zoo on a cold February weekend and had a great time. The zoo has so many interesting animals and we learnt so much from all the very informative talks throughout the day. Mikey was especially knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and we were able to get up close to them all. The zoo is an ideal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Linton Zoo is a great place to go for a day out see the wonderful animals from all around the World. I have been going there since i was 5 years old.

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