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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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Great day out

Went with little expectation but great place for families. Not the cheapest day out but really good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wannabe_Chef93
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Christmas Visit a must!!!!

We have just had a fab day on Saturday at Colchester Zoo. The beautiful reindeer from Father... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sarah D
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Kent, 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 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with little expectation but great place for families. Not the cheapest day out but really good set up for all ages and enjoyable for adults too

Thank Wannabe_Chef93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had a fab day on Saturday at Colchester Zoo. The beautiful reindeer from Father Christmas and the journey to meet him was lovely. Elves Tale about the story of the reindeer was lovely too. The Panto is a must you must go...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fabulous night. The whole zoo is covered with fairy lights and life size lit animals, Christmas music festive food. The panto was first class. If you need a bit of Christmas spirit its a must. Theres also a Santas grotto again beautifully done....More

1  Thank tinaofcolchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for Santa experience with our Son & Daughter in law and 1 year old + 3 year old grandchildren. Also our Daughter and 13 year old + 4 year old grandchildren. From arrival onwards the day was not a disappointment, starting with good signage...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As the title says, I have been aiming to come to this Zoo for a long time as it is the only Zoo in the UK which has sun bears and which I had not yet visited! So of course my main motivation to visit...More

Thank travellinrabbit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awful experience, we went to the zoo as a family expecting to see the animals because it's a zoo but there was not many too see. We spent a good few minutes trying to find the animals in each enclosure but could not see any...More

1  Thank Ami C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not the worst day out you can have at the zoo. make sure you get to the shows and feedings. if you want you can get a annual family ticket which would make it a lot cheaper otherwise it works out too expensive for individual...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I personally love this zoo! There's plenty to do and the animals all look very healthy and well cared for. My personal favourites are the goats, giraffes, elephants and sea lions. I also love the lorikeets, rhinos and orang-utan, and it's so lovely to see...More

Thank Sophie A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit with family 100% must visit. Lovely experience quality and fair value for money .

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the rubbish weather, we made the most of it. I am a support worker looking after people with severe learning difficulties and mental health issues, this day trip was perfect for my client. The zoo wasn't that crowed this helped us. We were a...More

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jackwalder8
11 December 2017|
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Response from Shane S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is but I would check the weather tbh and go on a dry day. I have had passes since my daughter was that age and always been all times of the year and never been disappointed and always seen plenty of the animals. The... More
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Toni M
28 September 2017|
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Response from 209stephen | Reviewed this property |
I believe that that do not offer a family ticket, as all tickets are priced individually. You are able to receive a discount if you book their E-tickets online at least 24 hours prior to your visit. An awesome experience... More
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