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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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Got to see tortoises do what comes naturally which wasn't on my bucket list but at least now I can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
adam s
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Awesome zoo

Great animals look well kept couldn't ask for much more from a zoo everyone seemed friendly and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
poobar1991
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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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“train ride” (96 reviews)
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Got to see tortoises do what comes naturally which wasn't on my bucket list but at least now I can say I've seen it. Loads of cool animals which is obviously what you want but could do with a better planned trail to see them...More

Thank adam s
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great animals look well kept couldn't ask for much more from a zoo everyone seemed friendly and animals all look in good health

Thank poobar1991
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Clean, plenty of food outlets, combining play areas for children, lots of viewing windows along with loads of information. A wide variety of animals, with care given to their needs, lots of room and things to do for them equals happier animals along with piped...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting Clacton from Newcastle to visit my partner's parents and so I had heard about Colchester zoo and been pestering my partner to take me for quite some time. Today we finally decided to pay a visit, the admission fee did put us...More

Thank VictoriaRoseUK
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We prebooked to save 15%, huge car park, no queue to get in despite it being quite busy. What an interesting day, the zoo landscaping is lovely everywhere was immaculately clean, lots of spots to stop and have a bite to eat or a coffee....More

Thank BridgetM147
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hi I went on a day out to Colchester Zoo on the 2nd May and it was the first time I’d ever been there. It really is a fantastic zoo absolutely loved it and me , my wife and two other friends said we would...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give 6 stars I would. I LOOOOVVEEE this place. Me and my husband are gold card holders which i truly recommend to anyone who thinks they may be visting Colchester zoo more than twice in the year as after a few visits...More

Thank SOAGIRL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Thursday lunch time and stayed till the zoo closed. We had a fantastic time, the whole park was very clean and all the enclosures were large and clean and all the animals seemed very happy. The sea lion part was brilliant...More

Thank LeanneR102
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gold card holders at Colchester zoo. Great value for money. Open come rain or shine so lots of fun to be had. Been going for years and there's always something new to see that you may have missed before.

Thank Sy F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To put it quite simply this is the best zoo I've EVER been to. Loads to see and do and it seems like every turn you take there's another picture op. The place is immaculately clean n tidy which considering the amount of guests and...More

Thank Kevybabychipsngravey
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terrysibson
11 June 2018|
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Response from smithie63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is scooters and wheelchairs scooters are £15 to hire and £50 returnable depiost i think you have to book them 24hrs before you visit hope this helps
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janicebarnett
5 June 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hello Janice Yes we do offer Keeper for the day experiences, we have three amazing hands on experiences to choose from, please visit the Experiences page on our website for more information Many Thanks Colchester Zoo
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