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Colchester Zoo

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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Disappointing

I have just returned for a birthday treat fir me but V disappointed with this zoo. V sad about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CatladyMaidstone
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Maidstone
Great zoo

My wife and children visited over Easter and enjoyed the whole experience. It's well laid out and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Briano1984
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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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“feeding times” (109 reviews)
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just returned for a birthday treat fir me but V disappointed with this zoo. V sad about the lions who had a v small enclosure and looked v bored. Hands sanitizers were empty. Very few of the cafes and drink stalls were open....More

2  Thank CatladyMaidstone
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and children visited over Easter and enjoyed the whole experience. It's well laid out and prices are reasonable (although it's worth using Tesco clubcard point vouchers against the ticket prices). You get a great view of the animals and we even got to...More

Thank Briano1984
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brought my husband for the first time. I renewed my pass and he ended up wanting one as well! Had an amazing day as I always do here. I have visited many zoos in the UK and this is my favourite by far. As I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here yesterday with my wife,sister in law(12) and my nephew(5). The ticket prices was very reasonable as i believe it was an Easter special. All four of us got here when the zoo opened and i'm glad we did as we managed to park...More

Thank S9186
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent day out was had by all. The feeding of the animals was a great experience. Expensive to get in but worth every penny. Great play areas for the children with plenty of picnic areas. Would definitely go again but will book online prior to...More

Thank Sophie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend visiting Colchester Zoo whether you have children or not. If you've visited your local Zoo before and thought it was good, it isn't, Colchester Zoo puts most other Zoos to shame. From the way it's set out and designed to the huge array...More

1  Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day out with my 2 and 4 year olds and some friends. Loads to see and do for all ages. Loved the little train and the up close encounters with some of the animals. All animals seem happy and very well cared...More

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an absolutely fantastic time whilst visiting Colchester Zoo. There were several highlights throughout the day, including feeding the giraffes and elephants. Such a diverse range of animals and interactive experiences with them. We were very pleasantly surprised by the lorikeet enclosure where we...More

Thank marmitetroll
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never been to this zoo before, as we had the grandchildren during the Easter school holidays thought this would be an opportunity to visit. I purchased e tickets the day before we went to save money. We all had a great day out.... can’t believe...More

1  Thank Sue R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here often as only 20 mins away from home. Plenty to see & do for all age groups. Animals well catered for with new improvements happening all the time for them. Best day out in Essex for any age. Plenty for Children to see...More

Thank Robert T
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Martinej
15 April 2018|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't know. But there is a contact number at the bottom of said page. Why not call them and find out?
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cazad62
10 April 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi, we do offer Keeper Shadowing experiences with our giant tortoises. Please call our experiences team on 01206 331292 who can go through all the details with you
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