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Colchester Zoo

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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its...

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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Great day out!

Very clean and lots to see and do, ample parking. If weather turns bad there is an indoor soft play centre for the younger kids.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very clean and lots to see and do, ample parking. If weather turns bad there is an indoor soft play centre for the younger kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow what a great zoo not been before met up with my two eldest children and two granddaughters, had a lovely time even though it was snowing and cold!! Loads of things to see and do. Very informative boards telling you all about the animals we loved the train. Food was ok not much selection in the restaurant but lots... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

very proud to have this venue on my door step, great day out for the family and the granddaughter loves it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been many times with family and friends and have always been impressed by the diversity of all the exhibits and the ongoing improvements to the zoo. This is most definitely worth a visit no matter what age group as there is something for everyone to enjoy. There is ample parking available and restaurants on site including outdoor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent Zoo. Really good day out even in the Winter. We went the first weekend in February having not been for a while. The enclosures are very good and the animals all look well looked after. There is lots to see, it really has improved a lot in recent years. I would thoroughly recommend this for a good day out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family went here last week. It's a lovely zoo. The enclosures are a good size for all the emails. Space for them to actually roam around unlike other zoo's. It can be a bit hilly in places, so if you have young children you may want to consider a buggy for them. There is a few restaurants... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best zoo that I have been too with so much to see and do for all the family ,we all have gold cards so visit every month

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love to visit this zoo. Always so much to see and interact with some animals. Love the shows, so knowledgable and you learn a great deal. Vast, well looked after grounds and animals. 🙂

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great family day out. So much to see and not enough hours to take in everything strongly recommend a gold card to visit as often as you like. This is a premier zoo good animal enclosures and excellent viewing areas. Animal welfare is at the forefront. Excellent for young families with a number of outdoor play areas placed at ideal... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If your headed anywhere near colchester and love animals this one is a must! Impressed with the layout and all the animals looked happy and well fed! Don't be surprised if you bump into a guy walking around with a snake over his neck. Really good day out. You won't regret going!

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