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“good day for all the family” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Colchester
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Owner description: Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the brand new indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures for 2014 include 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya and 'Australian Rainbows', a new tropical walkthrough which houses a large group of lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
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“good day for all the family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

wonderful day out for all the family. Lots of fresh air and excercise as well as lots to see

Visited September 2011
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“Fun for the family.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Fantastic day out, all the animals appear to be well kept and have plenty of space and appropriate environments.
Children's play area a big hit with our granddaughter!

Visited March 2012
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“Colchester Zoo - A great day out for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We are regular visitors to Colchester Zoo together with our numerous Grandchildren, all of the family members have now taken advantage of their own "Gold Passes". The Zoo is always undergoing changes and improvements, with the latest a new children's outdoor adventure park that will keep them active for hours whilst the adults sit back and enjoy a coffee.
Throughout the Zoo can be found various places to purchase a variety of hot and cold foods at reasonable prices, although many families opt for picnics, with various outdoor and indoor places to eat them subject to the weather.

Advice: Explore everywhere, you maybe surprised what interesting things you find.

www.colchester-zoo.co.uk/

Map View: http://g.co/maps/ejp5v

Visited March 2012
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“Very nice zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

They allow you to feed the elephants and giraffes by hand - fun! Also the sea lions have a walk-through tunnel where they pass over you, very peaceful.

Visited March 2012
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“Excellent zoo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012 via mobile

Well I have been going to the zoo for many years, from when I was young to when me and my family want a good day out.
There is a very wide range of animals that you can see there. One of my favourite things that I still do is to feed the giraffes and elephants. But there is more to do than that. And if you have young kids they have a couple of play areas were you can unwind while your children play to there hearts content. One last thing is there is many places we're you can eat and drink.
All I can say is go and don't miss out

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