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Colchester Zoo

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Best zoo!

We have visited here twice before but this time was extra good! There has been new parts built and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jacobkings
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Great day

We visited today and had a great experience both the adults and girls loved it. Pleased we have... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roving68491769951
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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...more
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have visited here twice before but this time was extra good! There has been new parts built and the zoo is looking excellent! The grounds are absolutely spotless (no litter what so ever) the staff were lovely and informative. There is a massive range...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day out with us and we will pass on your comments to our staff and management team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited today and had a great experience both the adults and girls loved it. Pleased we have bought an annual ticket as we didn’t quite get round everything. The experience of feeding an Elephant was brilliant even better as it was free!!! The only...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit with us. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day at Colchester Zoo and that you got to feed one of our elephants. We will pass on your comments regarding the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Colchester Zoo is such a lovely Zoo, and because its so big is a whole day out. It also has a play park so when the younger children are wore out from walking they can go and have a play, there never to wore out...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day out with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Zoo was brilliant had a great time Loads of things to do gran kids loved it there will be going a again soon

Thank Brian C
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Brian Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to take 2 of our grandchildren to Colchester Zoo. This zoo is well organised and run . The buildings are in very good condition and the animals look well cared for . It’s a bit confusing following the yellow line maybe each section...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We have noted your comments and will bring this to the attention of our management team. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

firstly this I a lovely well kept zoo...so clean and toilets were spotless...fab....lots of places to eat. loads of animal interaction...wecgotcto feed the giraffes the elephants and the larakeet...omg the elephants were amazing...the larakeets were hilarious...be aware the do land on you to feed so...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi tbaker99 Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are so happy to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your day with us. We do hope that you enjoy your elephant experience and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place for children to learn about and develop love of animals - lots of children centred activities but an equally lovely day for adults . Food ok but a little pricey for what it is I. E , the children's lunch boxes do not...More

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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. I have passed on your comments regarding the toilets to our management team. With regards to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go and wander around. Sit and listen to the noises of the animals. Great place for families, or just to sit and take in the world.

1  Thank Geoff G
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Geoff Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit with us. We agree that it is nice to walk around the zoo grounds and take in all the different noises. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 1 week ago

I wonderful day out, because it maybe local don’t get fooled by that, people travel the country to visit so if your lucky enough that it’s near you it’s well worth a day out

1  Thank I9384BZleep
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Lee, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to Colchester Zoo. We do hope you and your family enjoyed your day out with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, fun for everyone and such lovely animals. We love the seals and the elephants.

1  Thank kirstydavis2310
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kirsty Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent visit. We do hope that you enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

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Christina Y
28 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
28 September 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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Heather B
19 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Heather, with all of our animal experiences you get to go behind the scenes and you get to learn about them on an individual basis. With the sloths you get a real up close experience as you go into their enclosure and... More
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