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Linton Zoo

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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Good compact zoo

Had a great 1/2 day out at this zoo (as it rained towards end of visit.) Excellent zoo all animals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
Great naturalistic enclosures

Only a small zoo but have focused on doing things right and to a good standard rather than cramming... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris L
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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.
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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great 1/2 day out at this zoo (as it rained towards end of visit.) Excellent zoo all animals well looked after and easy to see. Lions were in excellent conditions and include 3 generations of family. All keepers were very friendly and talked...More

1  Thank jbarryleven
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Only a small zoo but have focused on doing things right and to a good standard rather than cramming as much in as possible. The naturalistic enclosures mean you may not see everything first time around but you can easily go around a couple of...More

1  Thank Chris L
Reviewed 6 days ago

You won't find binturongs in many zoos and they are one of several reasons to visit Linton Zoo. They look like a cross between a badger and Joda the Jedi Master (because of the wide tufts of hair behind their ears) and have a long...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit the keepers are friendly and know what they are talking about . All animals well looked after and all in natural environment

1  Thank Bigdaz22
Reviewed 1 week ago

A refreshing, interesting and relaxing day out yesterday. The zoo has a nature park feel, with grass paths and lots of plants to help animals feel at home. Very chilled, healthy and happy looking animals. Lovely little cafe and gift shop which does a great...More

1  Thank clevency1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great family run zoo, focussing on conservation and education. Lovely to see well kept animals and get so close to the tigers, lions and giant tortoises. Cafe was well priced with a huge selection, staff helpful & friendly and toilets clean. A lovely day...More

1  Thank Senga M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Linton Zoo for the first time last week. The glass panels and amount of greenery in the enclosures can make it hard to see the animals. However, this is in keeping with Linton Zoo's goals as a breeding centre for endangered species. The...More

Thank Valmarien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to the larger local zoos in East Anglia this zoo was quite small and we were told by a friend who passes the entrance frequently that it doesn't look much from the outside. However this was one of the best zoos we have...More

1  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place to visit. Natural enclosures with plenty places for the animals to go to so they can chill out and be relaxed. All animals are very happy and well looked after. The conservation projects Linton is involved in is outstanding. The keepers...More

2  Thank everlast02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful little Zoo to take Grandchildren to. As a special treat for my Grandsons I decided to treat them to a behind the scenes tour of the Lemurs, they were a little apprehensive at first but soon joined in the fun of...More

1  Thank coffeemakerHatfield
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Peg 2
24 July 2017|
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Response from Frannabelle | Reviewed this property |
it took me and my partner ages to get around, then we had lunch and went around again as there are many animals being fed in the afternoon. also for a cheap price you can go in to some exhibits. There is not a children's... More
Carol H
20 September 2016|
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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charming little cafe within the zoo. It is not a restaurant however but lovely small cafe with handmade sandwiches and pastries hot and cold drinks etc
Debbie A
8 August 2015|
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Response from Lintonzoo | Property representative |
Hello, It is £9 per adult, £8 per OAP, £6.50 per child 2 to 13 years, babies under 2 are free. Hope this helps, you will find much more information on our website lintonzoo com and also our Facebook page. Thank you for... More