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Colchester Zoo

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A FUN FILLED DAY AT THE ZOO!

Always A Fun Day Out.. so much to see and do and the kids never seem to get bored. We have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
FamilyOfFive1622
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Essex, United Kingdom
Great day out

Food is expensive and not much choice but the place is amazing as always much loved place for... read more

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aaronfridgeman
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London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed yesterday

Always A Fun Day Out.. so much to see and do and the kids never seem to get bored. We have currently held a gold pass for the last two years and will be renewing again at the end of the year. A lot of...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Food is expensive and not much choice but the place is amazing as always much loved place for spending quality family time together.

Thank aaronfridgeman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always so much to see, and rarely get to see everything properly (usually run-out of time!!!) So worth the money (and consider Gold Pass if you are planning on visiting more that a few times - well worth it!

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for lovely feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic zoo with plenty of variety. A really good approach to addressing the facts of how some of the animals are treated badly in other countries and how their lives are at stake. Great day out with plenty to do and see including feeding...More

Thank Demi T
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Demi, Thank you for your lovely feedback on your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us and got to feed our giraffes and elephants. We do hope to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You couldn’t get better than Colchester zoo All my family have gold cards good value for money excellent day outMore

Thank Paul W
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Paul Thank you for your lovely feedback. We believe that our annual passes are great value for money and you get to enjoy all the events and activities we host throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As far as English Zoos go, this is really nice and quite big. We kept getting lost! My favourite was the larger enclosures with the giraffes, zebra and elephants. I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to feed the giraffes, which is absolutely loved...More

Thank Mrslynseyjane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited here twice before but this time was extra good! There has been new parts built and the zoo is looking excellent! The grounds are absolutely spotless (no litter what so ever) the staff were lovely and informative. There is a massive range...More

Thank jacobkings
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us and we will pass on your comments to our staff and management team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today and had a great experience both the adults and girls loved it. Pleased we have bought an annual ticket as we didn’t quite get round everything. The experience of feeding an Elephant was brilliant even better as it was free!!! The only...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day at Colchester Zoo and that you got to feed one of our elephants. We will pass on your comments regarding the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago 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...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Brian C
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

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Christina Y
September 27, 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
September 27, 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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Heather B
September 18, 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Heather, with all of our animal experiences you get to go behind the scenes and you get to learn about them on an individual basis. With the sloths you get a real up close experience as you go into their enclosure and... More
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