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“great days out”
Review of Linton Zoo

Linton Zoo
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Linton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. The zoo is an ever evolving attraction, set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland with plenty of picnic areas. It is generally considered a one and a half hour visit but some visitors do stay longer especially on days when there is a full programme of keeper talks and activities. The favourite of all is the animal encounter sessions. Many of the aviaries and enclosures are heavily planted so you need to be prepared to take your time at each exhibit. Bear in mind that Linton Zoo is a breeding centre for endangered species and is not a commercial entertainment centre. There are several options to enhance your visit with a behind the scenes tour, money raised from these special tours directly support field conservation projects through our charity. There are sometimes late closing evenings with extra special activities aimed at giving you a better understanding of specific animals, details are posted on our Facebook and website. Expect country park like pathways, some are gravel and sand others are grass, because of the large trees there are occasional roots. The zoo is more or less all out in the open so there is little shelter on wet days, if you visit on a day with rain expected please do come suitably dressed with waterproof footwear. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there is a basic children's play area. The one toilet block is situated on the car park area which is within the zoo grounds and as the zoo is quite compact it is within easy reach most times. There is also a coffee shop which serves a wide range of snack and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks. We are open all year but restricted hours during the winter months. Visit our website for visit information including opening hours and details of activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 19, 2012

Linton zoo is set in Linton approx 9miles south of cambridge center. It is a great zoo for little ones
with lots of animals to watch and great play area for them to run aruond.Also small animals
and creepy crawlies big spiders and snakes.
It has a lovely setting with a little cafe to buy drinks and snacks also a bouncy castle in the car park in the summer for free.

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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Recently visited this lovely little zoo. Great for families. There are times during the day where children can have a meet and greet with small animals. They have a really strong emphasis on education and conservation here which was really nice to see. We opted for the meet and greet with the big cats which was one of the best things I have ever done. Such a brilliant and memorable experience feeding Katinka the Amur Tiger.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just a great afternoon visiting the animals with my friend and her 4 year old daughter, plenty to keep us all occupied and interested :)

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

I have visited this Zoo since a child and I am now over 40. The Landscaping just gets better all the time and does look great in the spring. For a smaller zoo it has a great range of animals from Bugs and reptiles to Lemurs that you can sometime get close to and Big Cats that are part of a conservation programme. The Tigers here are Amur Tigers - the largest Cats in the world.Apart from the Snow leopards and Lions they also have the very rare Clouded leopard. I have often seen Lion and Tiger Cubs here. Loads of Birds too from Vultures, Owls & Marabou Storks to all kinds of waterfowl. If you know animals then you know that they do spend a lot of the time sleeping like my cat at home so I like to go several times a year to enable me to see & photograph something different each time and in each different season. The Photos of The Tiger Cubs were from a few years ago. New images will follow as soon as I sort them ...I take too many ...

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

We met friends here as a half way point between our homes, but we won't be going back! It's a very strange set up, you pay on the gate and park in a field, which houses the only toilets and a really old and sorry looking bouncy castle. The zoo itself is very small, just a few enclosures amongst over-grown bushes and trees. We went to the petting sessions, which were led by a very enthusiastic keeper and were the only plus point of the day. We felt we'd really wasted our money.

2  Thank carolh656
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