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“Visit to the Zoo”
Review of Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo
Ranked #2 of 57 things to do in Colchester
Certificate of Excellence
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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 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!
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Colchester Zoo is a fun day out for all the family. There are many different variety of animals, I enjoyed the penguins very much! The enclosures are done in such a way that you can see the animals close up if you are lucky. It's a pleasant walk round as theres lots to stop and look at along the way. There are also lots of quizzes and things of interest for children. There are a variety of places to eat and also a couple of gift shops. Tesco's vouchers are valid at Colchester Zoo. You are able to feed the animals and feeding times are advised when you get to the zoo.

Thank Johanna756
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Brilliant day out - recommend the gold and platinum passes - we renew each year - great day out or just for a few hours

Thank JenniW14
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Excellent Zoo we enjoyed looking at all the animals.Quite hilly for elderly or disabled but I could take my scooter.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Colchester zoo has over the year invested millions in revamping. It's a totally different zoo these days. Great selection of animals and other activities. If you want to take your kids out for a great day then you could do worse than Colchester zoo.

Thank SteveStocking
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

A surprisingly large zoo with good size enclosers, The animals looked well cared for, Lots of meet the keeper and feeding opportunities as well as fun educational activities. Plenty of indoor and outdoor picnic areas as well as resonable priced food outlets. Although it was very busy with school parties it did not feel crowded. A great family day out.

Thank Giraffe_101
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