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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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Happy days - happy families, happy animals !

A regular stop off with the family during the holidays. The smaller children love the variety and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Colin F
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Stowmarket
Amazing zoo

This is the second time in a year we have been and again I give it 5 stars. The best 2 zoo's in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrian R
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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
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Reviewed yesterday

A regular stop off with the family during the holidays. The smaller children love the variety and freedom to run around and let off steam. The boards are informative and the conservation aspect is encouraging. Not a cheap day out if on a budget -...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the second time in a year we have been and again I give it 5 stars. The best 2 zoo's in the country are Colchester and Chester zoo by far and we have visited a lot of zoo's. There is so much to...More

Thank Adrian R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

this is one of the best zoos I have been to in Britain there are so many different animals you could spend all day there and kids will love it

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited this zoo many times now (am very lucky to have it on my doorstep) and I’d give it five stars every time - I’ve never had a bad experience. I’ve visited many different zoos around the world, and this one is the best by...More

Thank Scuderia_5
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This day out was brillant to the animals to the feeding times of animals to the little parks for children really good for money. Not one fault to say had the best day here ever. Would definitely be re going again

Thank Danielle J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Colchester Zoo over the bank hol weekend. Get your tickets online as it saves money and saves you from the que. We was literally there from 10am till 5pm. We took a picnic, it was hard to find a bench at lunch time...More

Thank Jay A A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had heard that Colchester Zoo was a great zoo and it disappoint. A well laid out site, which is well signposted. Lots of cafes and refreshments available on this very hot day we visited. It looks like it has had a huge refurbishment recently....More

Thank ThreepintMike
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very impressed with this Zoo. Spent all day there. Was lovely to see 2 ladies experiencing feeding the meerkats. They had a tray of food on their laps and the meerkats were climbing all over them. How lovely to have the opportunity to purchase these...More

Thank Jacquie A
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing day out, so thank you for a great day. Getting in was simple; no queues, no dramas and friendly staff at the tills (lets face it, if you don't get it right here there's no clawing it back!). We found it well signposted, the...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned for a birthday treat fir me but V disappointed with this zoo. V sad about the lions who had a v small enclosure and looked v bored. Hands sanitizers were empty. Very few of the cafes and drink stalls were open....More

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Martinej
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know. But there is a contact number at the bottom of said page. Why not call them and find out?
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9 April 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi, we do offer Keeper Shadowing experiences with our giant tortoises. Please call our experiences team on 01206 331292 who can go through all the details with you
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