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“Amazing day out and great value”
Review of Banham Zoo

Banham Zoo
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Banham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting zoos in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks and displays, one of the most exciting Birds of Prey displays in the UK, our amazing subtropical house "Eureka" with free-flying birds and butterflies, our "Penguin Cove" an enlarged and enhanced enclosure for the colony of penguins. Live "Amazing Animals!" presentations, beautiful big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs, Free Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Zarafa Heights walkway, Sky Trek aerial trekking course & zip wire, and interactive fun activities in our Education Centre. As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more. Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Banham Zoo over the Easter holidays. They have such a wide selection of animals and the enclosures are set out in such a way that you can get up close and personal to some amazing animals. The zoo layout itself was perfect, there was no real wasted space which helps keep children interested. The stamp collecting for children is also a great idea. There's ample seating both inside and outside and plenty places to grab food and drink. You can even get your hand stamped, pop out for lunch and then go back in to the zoo. We spent around 4 1/2 hours at the zoo, including getting lunch. This was ample time to wonder round and even go back to revisit our favourites. If you wanted to see any of the talks you could easily spend a full day at the zoo without getting bored.

Thank JeniGarside
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

What an amazing day we had, such a large range of animals which all looked healthy and happy! Lovely and clean zoo , friendly stafff with a very happy atmosphere. We visited with our 8 year old daughter and we all had an amazing time , will be sure to visit again

Thank mazza197438
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

For the past 15 years I have visited Banham Zoo with my grandchildren. When they were very young we always purchased annual season tickets. This allowed us to visit at a moments notice for just a few hours. We always had great pleasure watching the wide variety of animals as they grew and matured in this well run and welcoming environment. The staff are always enthusiastic, knowledgeable and helpful which makes the experience even better.

When I asked my 15 and 10 year old granddaughters where they wanted to visit during the Easter holidays. They both immediately asked if we could go to Banham Zoo!!! We always enjoy the regular features offered such as the "birds of prey display" and regular animal feedings and talks.

As a Beaver Scout leader I brought my group to visit the animals. We were greeted with friendly and helpful staff and were even given a private talk. The kids were allowed to handle some of the smaller animals and any question asked was happily answered. We had done some fundraising and sponsored one of the Cheetahs. After handling the smaller animals we were lead to the Cheetah enclosure where we were given a interesting talk about them. My Beavers thoroughly enjoyed the day and still talk about it now.

Keep up the good work!

Thank m0ps15
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Loved visiting the zoo, the rain didn't stop us from seeing all the animals. Huge variety of animals to see. Good indoor show. Also lots of activities going on in the zoo with bird of prey show, feeding of the animals, definitely worth a visit.

Thank norfolkanbooze
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We visited on Easter Sunday 2018. A mix of overcast and showery weather.

Firstly there is really easy parking that is close to the zoo pedestrian entrance. The staff on the gate are friendly and helpful. I managed to loosen one of the screws on my glasses which put me in danger of losing a lens. Between them the staff on the gate and in the shop checked to see if they had a suitable screwdriver and when they didn't assisted with some sellotape to keep things in place.

There is a mix of enclosures at the zoo. Plenty of shelters and a good selection of food/drink options.

The pathways are well maintained and suitable for disabled access. There are disabled toilet facilities.

We both ate and drank at a few of the kiosk booths and the main restaurant. Drinks were pretty good for machine made and the jacket potatoes we had were freshly prepared. Good quality and decent portion sizes when also looking at what others were given. A reasonable selection of meat/fish and vegetarian options.

The zoo is well laid out with everything easily accessible. The giraffe house has two stories due to the height of the animals and there is also a disabled lift there.

The animals all see well cared for although a few clearly weren't enjoying the cold and damp Easter weather.

You are able to get close in one way or another to all of the different species and we were less than 3 foot through glass viewing panels to both leopards and tigers.

There is also a nice kids area that allows access to goats, rabbits etc. A number of the animals can be fed if you buy the appropriate food from local dispensers using 50 pence coins.

All in all, we had an enjoyable 4 hours inside and out, looking leisurely at the animals and enjoying the facilities. Had the weather been better we would have arrived earlier and stayed longer.

Good value and really enjoyable for £21 per adult including donation.

Very much recommended.

Thank DMNone
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