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Linton Zoo

Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Ranked #2 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 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. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

It was my 40th Birthday last wed(17 September) and my mum got me a feed the tiger experience at Linton Zoo as tigers are my favourite animal,so we went today and it was one of the most amazing experience of my life,I was well looked after and the staff were very friendly especially James Welch who took us on a... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Went to Linton zoo today and it was brilliant... I fed and met the lemurs that was a great experience.my mum feed the Tigers for her birthday and loved every second of it.we all loved the fact that it's all natural paths with no Tarmac. Would highly recommend 🐯

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Watford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I will probably get a reply for this as my friend did as she reviewed. I am sure that Linton Zoo does very good work and indeed that is what is it there for but for a visit attraction it could be better. If you like photography like I do then I would recommend you seriously think before you go... More

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Lintonzoo, Manager at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Yes we try to reply to all the reviews if we can, if your friend was one of the recent reviews with concerns about how much and where money is being spent to maintain and improve animal accommodation and visitor facilities we would have also privately messaged with an invite to come back at a mutually convenient time to see... More

Welwyn Garden City
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Although it is pleasant there is not much there. We spent around an hour looking at the animals, half an hour in the playground and then went home. The children's lunch boxes in the cafe deserve a particular mention since they were very poor in terms of cost v. quality. I would only go again if I were using Tesco... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It did look like someones back garden however a good range of animals however some were hard to see as there was lots of plants/overgrowth in the exhibits but I guess that is how the animals like them! Beware on entering as the pay booth is in the gate way, which isn't great if there is a Que of cars... More

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Welwyn Garden City, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I knew Linton was a small zoo but what I expected and what I experienced were miles apart. I travelled an hour and a half to visit Linton but it took only a couple of hours to look around. There's not enough money been put into this zoo from simple things like paths and signs to the animal enclosures, especially... More

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Our advise is that it is always worth doing your research before setting out to visit an attraction. You will see from even this review site that we are perfectly described, you would then know exactly what to expect and not be disappointed. Our critics often don't bother to talk to anyone before posting their feelings and observations they have... More

Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We looked up an animal park not visited before, and found this zoo garden, by what we read it looked quite unique in its attempt to keep and show endangered species. We like the whole experience and the informality, ad hoc showing of animals and lots of explanations to those wanting to know more. There was a program of feeding... More

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

The family and staff would all like to thank you very much for reviewing your visit and for your kind words of understanding, appreciation and support for the work we do here. We hope you come back to see us again at some stage, you can keep in touch with all the latest news of births, new arrivals and developments... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Today I visited linton zoo with a friend of mine. Linton zoo is although smaller than the larger chain zoos a lovely, animal filled friendly place to visit. The admission prices for an adult are very reasonable and the highlights of the zoo are the animal experience you can take part in. Today I took part in the tortoise experience... More

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Lintonzoo, Manager at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for supporting one of our field conservation projects by participating in a VIP tour, its a great way to find out much more about the zoo too. Thank you also for taking the time and trouble to write a very detailed and supportive review, it is nice to know how much our work and the zoo is appreciated.... More

Haverhill, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The beautiful zoo at Linton is very safe, clean and all of the animals are well looked after. The staff are incredibly helpful and sociable and are very willing to talk to you about all of the creatures in the zoo. The main importance of the zoo is to ensure that the animals have a lovely life and have the... More

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

On behalf of the team we would like to thank you for taking the trouble to write such a supportive review. All constructive feedback is useful, but it is very uplifting and encouraging for the keepers and all staff, when our work and zoo is so obviously appreciated. We are glad that you have enjoyed your visits over the years,... More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took my two nephews to Linton Zoo in Summer 2013. The 13-year old has cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user. I have never had to pay full price while accompanying him before, but there were absolutely no concessions available. There are no disabled parking spaces, so since I do not have a specially adapted car and had to... More

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Lintonzoo, Owner at Linton Zoo, responded to this review

Constructive feedback from our visitors is valuable and we appreciate that you have taken the time to write a review. We are always looking for ways to improve our visitors experience and feel disappointed and deflated to learn that despite this, you did not enjoy your visit. From your review it was obviously a shock to you to find you... More

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