We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Linton Zoo

#1 of 3 things to do in Linton Features Animals
Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
Review Highlights
A gem of a find

This zoo has animals that I have never seen before, the snow leopards were awesome. The talk by the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
Small but diverse collection

We knew it was a small place, but was a little surprised how quickly we walked round twice. Lots... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kent UK
Read all 594 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“big cats” (61 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
Write a Review
Reviews (594)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 594 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This zoo has animals that I have never seen before, the snow leopards were awesome. The talk by the keepers was really informative and touching a snake was really cool. The keepers clearly care for all of their animals and won't hesitate to answer any...More

Thank Frannabelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We knew it was a small place, but was a little surprised how quickly we walked round twice. Lots being done, but lots still to do.

Thank Paul141
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful walk round with a good variety of animals to see. We did the Lemur experience, our guide was really lovely, extremely knowledgeable and didn't hesitate in helping to take some beautiful photos. And the lemurs themselves were amazing... it is an experience that...More

1  Thank Kerrie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Review is a bit long but please read it all...We read some reviews about Linton Zoo before we went. We weren't expecting a lot but my hubby got my a keeper experience feeding a tiger is my lifelong dream so we went. What a load...More

1  Thank terri69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I have been visiting Linton Zoo for over twenty years since he was a small boy and we were just as enthralled as ever when we went recently. Linton is a wildlife breeding centre for endangered species and does an enormous amount...More

Thank wenjaye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off on our way to the IWM Duxford. What a wonderful place. I saw birds I had never seen before and the big cats were amazing. I would definitely visit again.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a private viewing of the lemurs with the lovely Scottish keeper. We also like Mikey, another keeper, who does some great talks about the animals. This is a small friendly zoo. Has some excellent big cats. I was pleased to see that food...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were travelling to the south coast we decided to stop at Linton Zoo on the way down. It wasn't expensive to get in and there was plenty of parking spaces. The ground was mostly flat with easy access to the viewing area's. Linton...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely zoo today for my birthday! Had such an amazing day! So many great animals to see and I got to meet the lemurs for a hands on feeding experience with John, who was friendly and informative! I would recommend this zoo to...More

1  Thank Violet T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Linton Zoo was always a favourite place to visit with our children. Now I have been able to organise a visit for 20 of our nursery children and their parents. Some had never visited before but all the parents and children had a great time....More

1  Thank sueberry1953
Nearby Restaurants
Dog and Duck
318 reviews
.78 km away
The Three Tuns
149 reviews
3.56 km away
The Old Red Lion Inn Restaurant
134 reviews
5.33 km away
The Black Bull Inn Balsham
181 reviews
5.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ashdon Village Museum
11 reviews
5.17 km away
The Bell at Balsham
8 reviews
5.53 km away
Duxford 14th Century Chantry Chapel
9 reviews
7.22 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carol H
21 September 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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|
Answer Show all 4 answers
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