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Colchester Zoo

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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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The best zoo I've visited in Britain

This was our second visit to Colchester zoo our first was back in 2010. We travelled quite a long... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Stan N
via mobile
Great zoo.

Enjoyed our day out. Plenty to see. We took picnic. Plenty of food places but glad we took our... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
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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 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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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Colchester zoo our first was back in 2010. We travelled quite a long way to visit this zoo as we think it's amazing considering we have one on our doorstep . A good varity of animals. My favourites are...More

Thank Stan N
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our day out. Plenty to see. We took picnic. Plenty of food places but glad we took our picnic to avoid buying junk and queing when was getting busy.

Thank lisajaneand
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

My family and I visit this zoo every year because it's so close by and it never fails to disappoint. It has a variety of different animals and is appeals to all age groups. It organises feeding sessions and involves children and adults alike. There...More

Thank Susi0604
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Lovely day out, kids enjoyed feeding some of the animals free of charge which is a lovely activity to have, elephants and giraffes. A nice walk around the zoo, face paint, play areas, take a picnic, plenty of places to sit. We don't go very...More

Thank hungrypig1
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

A trip down memory lane for my husband and I having grown up in Essex. First visit for our 9 and 5 year old sons. It was busy getting into the car park, and cars entering from the opposite direction to us were gridlocked, but...More

Thank Joanna C
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been since I was a child and to be able to take my child was a great feeling the zoo didn't let me down still lived up to the really fond memories that I have always had, it was a great day

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Reviewed April 15, 2017

We visited in Easter holidays. All the animals were out unlike some other zoos. I can honestly say every animal looked happy, relaxed and the cleanest ive ever seen ! every enclosure or tank was spotless and well stocked with greenary and hides ect. The...More

Thank KM8682
Reviewed April 15, 2017

The zoo is into conservation in a big way so the animals are very well looked after and have large enclosures to roam about in. You can spend all day here and still not see everything. A wonderful day out for young and old.

Thank Avril84
Reviewed April 15, 2017

We try and visit this zoo every year; we have been to other zoos, but keep coming back time after time. This zoo gets better and better every time we visit, great zoo, great day out, good value for money.

Thank N13KHY
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

I didn't realise how long it had been since my last visit. So much of it has changed and for the better. The orang-utans were in a cramped cage but now are in a lovely large home. I loved the seal lion tunnel that leads...More

Thank Lynnlynn1
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Toni M
September 28, 2017|
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Response from 209stephen | Reviewed this property |
I believe that that do not offer a family ticket, as all tickets are priced individually. You are able to receive a discount if you book their E-tickets online at least 24 hours prior to your visit. An awesome experience... More
August 17, 2017|
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Response from martin h | Reviewed this property |
I think they are near the wolf area but can't be 100% sure.