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Colchester Zoo

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Address: Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its...

Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!

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Haven't been to the zoo in a couple of months but came on Sunday with the family. Enclosures are all of good size and look much cleaner ,and lots of enrichment was provided to the... read more

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Leavenheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Haven't been to the zoo in a couple of months but came on Sunday with the family. Enclosures are all of good size and look much cleaner ,and lots of enrichment was provided to the animals by their keepers and we can tell the keepers really cared about the zoo, Kids loved the train and the part where u can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a lovely.sunny Saturday. This is a lovely zoo with so much to see and do. All the enclosures are large, well kept, New looking and have plenty of places to hide. All the animals seem active, happy and well cared for with a variety of enrichment. Also love that their are plenty of informative signs everywhere that... More 

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Lincolnshire, Uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the best zoo me and my husband have ever been to. You need a full day as there is just so much to get round. We took a packed lunch but there are lots of different places for you to buy food and drink. Good to see plenty of benches and toilets too! The whole park was immaculate,... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Great day out for all ages. Plenty to see & do with lots of interesting talks about the animals. Quite a lot of walking (some quite steep slopes) but lots of seating & cafes to make this easier.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have a platinum card and enjoy coming too this Zoo. It is always being up dated and is wheel chair friendly with a bit of a push. There are lots of places to eat in or have sit and have a picnic. Colchester zoo always have attractions through out the year like Easter Christmas Halloween. There are animals being... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this zoo. There is lots to see and do. Fantastic day out for adults as well as kids. Will be visiting again. Very friendly and approachable staff. Animals well looked after.

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Thank Trevor P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love Colchester Zoo, it is always a great day out, there are many eateries within the zoo and also many places to eat a picnic. Colchester zoo seem to take excellent care of their animals with fabulous breeding programs in place. I really love feeding the Elephants and Giraffes. They also have created a great app, if you have... More 

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Thank Foodey123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing zoo to visit with your family in a sunny day like yesterday. I have been waiting for animal experience for nearly a year,but it was worth it to wait to see Sloth and have a brilliant time at the Zoo. Parking is well located near the entrance which is free and is plenty of space to park... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on Tuesday 23/3/17 as we heard a lot about the place we enjoyed the zoo the staff was very polite helpful when needed we went to the cafe which was very clean and tidy the girl there was very polite helpful prices wasn't to bad the animals all looked well cared for and very clean looking would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Colchester Zoo is easily accessible from London and best for a day out. It also has a large and comfortable parking lot. My favourites from my visit were Amazon shining blue frogs, Tarantula spiders, Lions, Tigers, Elephant, Leopard, Zebras and Monkeys. African Lion here is very majestic and is the best compared to what I have seen else where. Large... More 

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