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Colchester Zoo

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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
Phone Number: +44 1206 331292
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its...

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 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 include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. 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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Great day out.

I haven't been to a zoo in years. This zoo was great the animals are well cared for and you can tell the keepers love the animals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I haven't been to a zoo in years. This zoo was great the animals are well cared for and you can tell the keepers love the animals.

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Thank Rod G
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I absolutely love this zoo! Have been coming to this zoo since I was a young girl and it gets better every time I visit. I love how the enclosures do not look small and that the animals looks happy! Even the food was good and isn't over priced! Overall an amazing fun day out for all of us!

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Thank Rachel B
Cambridgeshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely day out at the zoo. Used Tesco clubcard deals so made for a cheap day out. Bought picnic stuff from Sainsburys which is a few miles away which made it even cheaper as the food is a bit expensive but that is usual in most places now-£6 for a sandwich meal deal! The zoo is larger than l thought... More 

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Thank Derbycounty66
Harlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Colchester Zoo a few times over the years, but during our visit today we were most impressed with the improvements and whole experience. The design and layout seem to have been carefully planned in order to make the visitor experience as pleasurable as possible. Many of the main enclosures were spacious and provided shade/shelter/variation, etc for... More 

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Thank Stacey M
Rotherham, England
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited today.. with kids ... great zoo.. not crowded .it was vusy but was crowded had alot of space.. lots of animals to see uo close.. feeding.. will visit again

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Thank rubim87
Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my boyfriend two years ago. We could feed the giraffes and elephants and there was not lots of people. Also we saw many animals. If you are in Colchester is definitely a place to visit.

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Thank DianaCarrilloLeon85
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Colchester Zoo. We have gold cards and visit regularly. There is so much to see and do. The staff are helpful and friendly.

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Thank 354tracym6
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A friend and I decided to visit during the school holidays. This potentially could have been a nightmare given we are in out mid twenties and do not have children. However, we had such a fun day out! Even the fact that it was busy did not ruin our trip. My one bit of advice is book your tickets online... More 

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Thank Jen A
Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kids and adults enjoy the day many animals where out so the kids run wild and was excited A excellent day all round plenty of places to eat and drink

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Thank ugly63
Essex, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lots to see and do throughly enjoyed the day. Lots of waking so if your not up for that this is t the place for you. Loved feeding the animals especially the elephanys

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