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Banham Zoo

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Banham Zoo Kenninghall Road, Banham NR16 2HE, England
+44 1953 887771
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Great place Great value for Money

A great day out for the family, good layout, wide variety of animals and birds, not overpriced... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2016
Charlotte H

Pretty good zoo to be fair, nice parking, decent amount of animals, could do with more food options... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2016
Brian D
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Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting zoos in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks and displays, one of the most exciting Birds of Prey displays in the UK, our amazing subtropical house "Eureka" with free-flying birds and butterflies, our "Penguin Cove" an enlarged and enhanced enclosure for the colony of penguins. Live "Amazing Animals!" presentations, beautiful big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs, Free Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Zarafa Heights walkway, Sky Trek aerial trekking course & zip wire, and interactive fun activities in our Education Centre. As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more. Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Banham Zoo Kenninghall Road, Banham NR16 2HE, England
+44 1953 887771
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Reviewed September 29, 2016

A great day out for the family, good layout, wide variety of animals and birds, not overpriced, information clear, stamp collection for kids - will be visiting again when next in the area

Thank Charlotte H
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Pretty good zoo to be fair, nice parking, decent amount of animals, could do with more food options other than that really good. Nice staff aswell.

Thank Brian D
Reviewed September 26, 2016

An amazing show, with big selection of mammals and birds, such as Lorikeet's, monk parakeets, kookaburra, serval and many others!

Thank amandaspencer454
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner have just arrived home from a day out here and we were very disappointed. We visited colchester zoo earlier in the week and loved every moment and struggled to get everything done, however this zoo is the complete opposite. When we...More

Thank Neil M
MartinDupee, Director of Operations at Banham Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2016

Hi, Neil Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry that we fell short of your expectations. I am unsure how you felt the park and map seemed unorganised. Unlike Colchester Zoo we do not mark out routes around the zoo as, it is...More

Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the zoo. It's kept very clean and the staff are very pleasant. There are several new enclosures being built so we will have to visit again to see the new arrivals. There is plenty to do and see to keep...More

Thank michael1882
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We purchased the zoo keeper for a day experience for my wife. What a great experience this was. My wife, myself and our daughters with a potential son in law had a very interesting morning with the wonderful keeper Jade. She showed us how to...More

Thank richard a
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

A really full day! We went when the schools were back so lovely and quiet😄. Grounds were immaculate and very tidy. Staff were pleasant and informative. Big enclosures and lots to see. Really enjoyed it

Thank coopsar230
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived we where a little shocked about the price, as it's a lot more expensive than what it used to be. Luckily a lady in front of us gave us a voucher for one child free with full paying adult! Which was...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I went for the afternoon with my baby daughter and it was a pleasant zoo to visit. Although the zoo is fairly small, it kept us busy for three hours. The giraffes were lovely, as was the lemur walk-through enclosure. We went on a hot...More

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We needed somewhere to stop on our way from Cambridge to Norwich with a 14month old. Found Banham Zoo on the internet. Brilliant! Doesn't look like much when you get there, but carpark layout is perfect with rows of trees providing shade or protection from...More

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September 12, 2017|
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Response from MargaretTilly2010 | Reviewed this property |
Oh, cheaper than I said! That sounds about right!
June 8, 2017|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
Thanks everyone for answering. This is correct. No dogs, sorry.
Marietta C
April 16, 2017|
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Response from MartinDupee | Property representative |
Hi, Mariette. Thank you for your question. Elle is correct in that we have the Roadtrain and a play area. We also have SkyTrek which is a high ropes course. Two skill levels so something for younger children. This is... More