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Tropical Wings Zoo

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Address: Wickford Road | South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5QZ, England
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It is a fun place to go, but mostly targets younger kids. The staff are professional and helpful, but the prices are a bit steep for what you get.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Rebecca J
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a fun place to go, but mostly targets younger kids. The staff are professional and helpful, but the prices are a bit steep for what you get.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really lovely place to visit. The butterfly house is fantastic and held the interest of adults and children aged from 9 to 4 (younger ones would love it too). The staff were helpful and informative- happy to make time to stop and explain or point out something to the kids. The rest of the site is very much outside,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely day all in all. Kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and cafe dealt with the lunch rush swiftly :)

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I thought on arrival it was expensive to charge a three year old was bad it should be 5 years old. The older lady at the butterfly park was great the younger ones were dreadful it lacked atmosphere we walked around the animals the staff was non excistant we were told they were going to feed the otters two otters... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love it here, the kids always come away happy and have always learnt something new. My child minder holds annual passes for my children and uses the zoo a lot throughout the year for educational purposes. I would recommend going if you have not before.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the butterflies, they are large and exotic with fabulous colouring. The zoo seems to have expanded since we were here a few years ago and has more demonstrations than before; we watched a parrot demo and were surprised at how easily one of these birds can expertly get a walnut out of its shell. Watched a snake with the... More 

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Thank LesleyG25
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to take the children. So much to see and do, its not just about butterflies any more.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my granddaughter here last summer 😁We absolutely loved it. Would highly recommend you will alll have a great day here with all the live animals as well as the butterflies and birds.👍

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Thank Annette T
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to take our grandchildren lots for them to see and do get there and you can feed the fish.

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sussex england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a couple on our way to a short break in Colchester, we stopped here not knowing what to expect, but were very pleasantly surprised by what we found. First thing to remember is that a lot of Birds are subject to the current restrictions due to the Bird Flu that is in Europe, so some birds may not be... More 

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