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Tropical Wings Zoo - CLOSED

Wickford Road | South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5QZ, England
+44 1245 425394
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One last visit

Having heard the sad news that Tropical Wings is due to close on 3rd December 2017, due to ill... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Cheekycockney190757
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London, United Kingdom
Excellent venue

So sorry to hear Tropical Wings will close shortly - visited on a cold Monday in November and the... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Lord E
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
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“butterfly house” (181 reviews)
“small animals” (25 reviews)
“soft play area” (25 reviews)
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Wickford Road | South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5QZ, England
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+44 1245 425394
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"bird show"
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"butterfly area"
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"feeding times"
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"koi carp"
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"butterfly room"
in 12 reviews
"birds and animals"
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"lemur enclosure"
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"feed the fish"
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"all ages"
in 57 reviews
"young children"
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"sand pit"
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"family ticket"
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Having heard the sad news that Tropical Wings is due to close on 3rd December 2017, due to ill health of the current owners, I and my family made the effort to revisit one last time this past weekend. When we first visited Tropical Wings...More

Thank Cheekycockney190757
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

So sorry to hear Tropical Wings will close shortly - visited on a cold Monday in November and the Car Park was packed - it is such a magical place, particularly for children. Did my best to get some pictures in the Butterfly House but...More

Thank Lord E
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

I was really surprised and how big and diverse this small zoo is. It's a real shame it's closing. Highlight of the visit was the Butterflys and Meerkats.

Thank dmarti32
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

A Fabulous place to visit and see the butterflies. Unfortunately it will close on 3rd December. Due to owner retirement

Thank ianthefabricman
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We love this place. As a family we spend hours at Tropical Wings. To hear that it is closing down is really sad. It had everything. Helpful staff, nice food, superb butterfly house, wonderful zoo and a great play area for our son.

Thank njaw
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We recently visited this little zoo, and had a great day out; we live close by but hadn't visited very often, and enjoyed ourselves so much we vowed to go more regularly. However, we were so sad to read that this attraction is closing for...More

Thank DeeDee8057
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

there is lots to see and lots to do at this park (zoo) lots of birds and other small animals butterfly house is a must

Thank russty67
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We hadn’t been to Tropical Wings for a few years and there have been quite a few changes.. all for the best. We loved the meerkat and otters. We ate in the Cafe which was really good. Fast service, good food and clean. Good day...More

Thank Holly G
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is a small zoo, but it has some features which make it outshine others. The tropical house is fantastic. Many butterflies, free flying birds, lush vegetation, fish. I would visit many times just for this. Nice little soft play for the little ones, and...More

Thank Tamlyn A
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

POSITIVES + Easy access to all areas for prams, wheelchairs etc + Ample car parking + Excellent butterfly enclosure + Good schedule of events during the day NEGATIVES - Some pathways are badly maintained so trip hazards are a risk - Restaurant is perhaps a...More

Thank Daniel S
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