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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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Highly relaxing and entertaining zoo

Immediately from arrival staff made us feel welcme, the animals appeared to be kept in suitable, comfortable enclosures and they appeared well fed. Staff were very knowledgable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Immediately from arrival staff made us feel welcme, the animals appeared to be kept in suitable, comfortable enclosures and they appeared well fed. Staff were very knowledgable and were happy to talk about the animals, it was truly amazing to see some of the animals especially the Tortoises, big cats and the Tapirs.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful day out, we were here on 10th of August from around 11am till 3pm, lots to see and do. My girls 5 and 3 years old enjoyed the birds and the most of all the tiger with his paper box and fishes in the pond. Such amazing thing to watch, good speach given by one of the voluntier regards... More 

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

I have just returned from taking a small group of animal lovers to Linton Zoo. I was really impressed with the experience. Linton is a small, but obvious very caring zoo, that shows that it's first priority is for the happiness and welfare of the animals in its care. We saw all the animals easily by spending time at each... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a small zoo and we visited with family, our grandson really enjoyed his day which is all that matters and was able to run around safely, the zoo is a little run down but the staff that work there all seem happy and enthusiastic about the zoo and the animals, there were staff giving talks and also they... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Grandparents and one 22 month old. Lovely weather for a trip to the zoo and picnic by the play area was had by all. Fairly small zoo, but able to walk round it several times which is needed if you want to catch site of the lion, tigers and snow leopard as they sometimes go inside. Our granddaughter was frightened... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our grandchildren are a year older than last time we brought them here and they showed more interest in being told about the animals. Whatever you want to call it (zoo, wildlife park etc), it's great for the kids and adults alike. There's a good selection of snacks and drinks at reasonable prices. The downer today was that there were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whilst we had an enjoyable visit to Linton Zoo, it was far smaller than we expected, and whilst some areas are suoerb (such as the Lion and Tapiar enclosures), parts of the zoo feels and look neglected and tired. We could see that the zoo has been a life of passion for the owners in conservation work etc, and the... More 

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Having been here a couple of years ago with my husband, and having had a brilliant time, for a family day out we went to this instead of Colchester Zoo as it's more accessible for disabled people - my dad has difficulty walking having had a stroke, and my nephew has Down's syndrome. Wish we'd spent more and hired a... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Firstly I really get cross with all the negative or poor reviews, after our latest visit days ago, we are shaking our heads and asking what are they talking about? Never have I questioned the bouncy trampoline at entrance, in car park, it is against the wall and not as far as I can see in any danger, of cars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We went here on a recent trip to Linton and the Zoo was kind of worth a visit if there is nothing else to do. Our 3 year old granddaughter liked seeing the animals there were but to be honest there aren't many there. The visit was over in a couple or so hours and that was with a 30... More 

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