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Colchester Zoo

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Had a fab day at the zoo today! Done the Perfect Partners lemur experience, and loved every moment... read more

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Sazybee
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Never visited Colchester zoo before or Essex. Used clubcard vouchers for visit and purchased... read more

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lyndseyjayne
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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...more
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed today via mobile

Had a fab day at the zoo today! Done the Perfect Partners lemur experience, and loved every moment of it. The zoo keeper, Jody, was friendly and knowledgable - thank you! The rest of the zoo is great as well, with so many wonderful animals...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Sazybee
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Never visited Colchester zoo before or Essex. Used clubcard vouchers for visit and purchased souvenir book and had lunch in the patisserie half way round the park. Was fairly quiet at locally most children had gone back to school this week. My daughter loves giraffes...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had such a lovey day at Colchester Zoo. Weather was warm but cloudy. All the animals looked very relaxed in their enclosures. I wanted to try out my new camera and the animals helped by posing so well. Saw the baby red river hogs they...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank suemaclaine
Reviewed yesterday

There are just too many negatives to outweigh any positives, firstly the price of admission is truly eye watering particularly after standing in the queue for 30 mins in hot sunshine. Once inside the choice of food for sale is nothing other than junk, pizza,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jon A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an amazing day, we will never forget it. Amanda our host for the day gave us such an amazing experience. Her knowledge and passion for the animals and the zoo showed throughout the day. We had close encounters with a variety of animals and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank fihwood
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the zoo and loved it so much we upgraded to good members so we could go back lots and not get caught up in all the queues meaning we are not in so much of a rush each time we visit. Great zoo...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LouiseW1016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took our 10 year old son for the day and he loved it. The animals looked very happy with good sized enclosures with good toys etc to keep them occupied. He lived the penguins best and lived the idea we could see them underwater....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 554lindseyj
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful zoo with great animals and enclosures! Helpful staff when asking for facilities etc. also very informational and know what they are talking about.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank legweak2210
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Easter Monday, new arrangements for queuing for entrance which worked well, quick and efficient. Zoo itself is a large site and very interesting for families to explore. One downside - virtually no mobile signal anywhere and no offer of WiFi, with a poorly family...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank kimmills2020
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Colchester zoo over a hot, busy Easter weekend and had a very enjoyable experience. The exhibits are well laid out so we had a good opportunity to see all the different animals despite the zoo being packed. The animals are clearly well cared...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Ian W
December 9, 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Ian Thank you for getting in touch. On our sloth experiences you get to go behind the scenes with the keeper, learn about about them, their enrichment and how we care for them. Depending on whether they are awake you... More
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Christina Y
September 27, 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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