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Best zoo we've been too. An awesome family day out

This place has everything you need for kids. 1) animals everywhere! 2) an easy system of follow... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kay_kay_uk
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England
Great day out

We had a great day at Colchester Zoo. It had changed slightly since our last visit and it was fab... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kate_bowen
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Colchester Zoo is such a lovely Zoo, and because its so big is a whole day out. It also has a play park so when the younger children are wore out from walking they can go and have a play, there never to wore out to go to the park are they??.These several eating places, it has a picnic area and a souvenir shop. This Zoo may seem expensive but i can assure you its worth every penny.

Date of experience: November 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day out with us.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

Many Thanks
Colchester Zoo

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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Zoo was brilliant had a great time Loads of things to do gran kids loved it there will be going a again soon

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Brian C
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi Brian

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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Colchester Zoo

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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

We decided to take 2 of our grandchildren to Colchester Zoo. This zoo is well organised and run . The buildings are in very good condition and the animals look well cared for . It’s a bit confusing following the yellow line maybe each section could have a different colour line as you sometimes find yourself back tracking on the route . Could do with a few more eating outlets over the site . But all in all we had a good family day out , and parking is free which was a bonus . Would definitely visit again

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jimpendrigh
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us.

We have noted your comments and will bring this to the attention of our management team.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon

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Colchester Zoo

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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

firstly this I a lovely well kept zoo...so clean and toilets were spotless...fab....lots of places to eat.
loads of animal interaction...wecgotcto feed the giraffes the elephants and the larakeet...omg the elephants were amazing...the larakeets were hilarious...be aware the do land on you to feed so if you have a bird fear beware...honestly I had them land on my head...so funny I was literally covered in birds.....
loved this zoo loads so much so my husband has booked me in to have an elephant experience and I can't wait....we also upgraded to a pass which actually gets you into 12 different zoos for free...amazing value if you love zoos like we do
definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tbaker99
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi tbaker99

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your day with us.
We do hope that you enjoy your elephant experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Great place for children to learn about and develop love of animals - lots of children centred activities but an equally lovely day for adults .
Food ok but a little pricey for what it is I. E , the children's lunch boxes do not have much in them for the money.

Best way to appreciate the zoo is with a great value gold card so that you can visit as often as you like . I go often with grandchildren who adore it and we always make great memories. This zoo also does great conservation work which contributes towards species survival - brilliant ...

Two negatives are that nearly all of the toilet blocks need updating with bigger cubicles as far too small for families to use or even single adults !
Second is that due to slopes, the access for those with mobility issues is poor - need to think about improving access.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cjmac1106
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us.

I have passed on your comments regarding the toilets to our management team. With regards to the access, we recommend that anyone with a wheelchair follows the "Easier Route" which gives the best route possible around the Zoo avoiding the steepest hills, this is a yellow line to follow around the zoo's pathways.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon

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