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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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Brilliant day out

A small local zoo for a brilliant day out. Tropical Wings butterflies are spectacular, the Meercat enclosure is a must see and the giant tortoises are spectacular. All the animals... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A small local zoo for a brilliant day out. Tropical Wings butterflies are spectacular, the Meercat enclosure is a must see and the giant tortoises are spectacular. All the animals and birds are worth a visit. You won't be disappointed, children will love it and adults too.

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Thank LorraineCamp
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Took our new born baby her this month. I have to say I want expecting much but it proved me wrong. Had a fantastic day and she loved the butterflies and me and the wife love squirrel monkeys so really enjoyed them. Great day out and I'm looking forward to going back.

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Witham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Took the kis here in the summer holidays. It looks really small from the outside but suprisingly has loads to do and they had a great time.

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our first visit but certainly not are last! Wonderfully friendly staff and some great up close and personal talks with the Lemurs and wild birds. Well laid out and very clean and tidy. 10/10

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Took our two granddaughters here for the day. The butterfly house is amazing and the small animals outside are very well looked after. There is an 'open' farm area where children can get up close and pet the animals and many other animals in enclosures similar to their habitat, such as the meerkats. Also many birds and reptiles. There is... More 

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1 Thank waiorongomai
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Disappointed. Very few butterflies, only see three different species. Few animals. Went round the whole place in less than one hour. This place is ideal for very young children, but not for over 11's or adults.

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1 Thank Anita A
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

While visiting relatives I brought our kids to Tropical Wings. I got there about 4.30/4.40 on a Saturday afternoon and was told by the girl at the counter that they closed at 5.30. I asked would we have time to see everything as she was looking for full price even though they were nearly closed. She informed me that we... More 

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Hornchurch UK
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Was on a random day out with our grand daughter of 9yrs and saw a sign for Tropical Wings Zoo and thought... why not! Definitely not disappointed, what a great find for a day out. Once you first walk through the doors and see the amazing butterflies flying around in different sizes and colours plus the biggest koi I've ever... More 

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1 Thank SueBalloons
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem nicely laid out lots of interaction for the children. Beautiful butterfly house which left Colchester Zoo butterfly house standing. And a fair ticket price. I would and will recommend.

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1 Thank Kimberley P
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The cafe has a good selection of food for a reasonable price although the homemade luxury milkshake was anything but luxury. Once the cafe starts to fill up people were struggling to get pushchairs through to the free tables at the back. The tropical house was very good with free roaming butterfly's and a pond with koi carp in the... More 

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