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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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Poured with rain but still lovely!

Unfortunately it bucketed it down the whole time we were there but this little place is just fantastic, my two-year-old nephew had a wonderful time and the displays and settings... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Emma M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately it bucketed it down the whole time we were there but this little place is just fantastic, my two-year-old nephew had a wonderful time and the displays and settings are so lovely. Very interactive and lovely for little ones.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with daughter and two young grandsons. A relatively small zoo but really lovely hands on and family feel to this . The children loved the small animals, butterflies along with play areas. A very good day out

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took our young granddaughter here for the day and we all had a great day out, there is lots to see and plenty off safe spaces for little ones to walk . She loved having her lunch watching the monkeys playing. This is a clean and well looked after find and we will be back again.

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essex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with partner and 19month old grandson, he is a bit young but liked the fish , butterflies, meerkats and the soft play area. Very quiet, not a great many people around so lacked a bit of atmosphere. It's a lovely way to spend the day. Plenty of play and picnic areas. The cafe Is reasonably priced and the food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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Thank Rebecca J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 16 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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