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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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MRS McLaughlin

Lovely warmm friendly place the animals are well looked after there is plenty of food and drink areas you can also take a picnic . There are play area's for the children and an... read more

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely warmm friendly place the animals are well looked after there is plenty of food and drink areas you can also take a picnic . There are play area's for the children and an interaction bit of the zoo where the children can feed the goats, horse. Some parts of the zoo is on hills.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited on last Saturday (my birthday) expecting it to be crowded due to the sunny weather, but it was surprisingly empty. I think there were loads of people there but because the zoo is so big you don't tend to get people all congregating in one area. There were so many enclosures and attractions where we were the only ones... More 

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Thank Shreeya P
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great feeding giraffes and elephants my 3 year old son loves it sooooo much we got annual passes well worth the £ 👍👍

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Thank COYS43
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going here since my parents took me as a child. It has got better and better. A whole day is needed now to see the fantastic attractions. Friendly staff, really clean environment which makes for happy animals!!!!

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Thank SMW71
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was such a lovely expierence - visited the zoo with my daughter and granddaughter from Canada and son and his wife - was so child friendly - first time we have visited this zoo and was pleased with the expierence

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Thank annettegaskin15
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely zoo lots of wide open space. Lots going on to occupy the children (feeding times, displays etc). You can take a picnic leave in your car and go out and get it when you want to eat (in the numerous places available), which saves carrying it round all day. Best to get tickets on line before you go as... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Colchester Zoo is fantastic and great for people of all ages. It's very clean and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming. All the animals are kept clean and the habitats also are well kept. There's a great section of animals to see such as lions, tigers, monkeys, reptiles, bears, penguins, sealions, wolves, giraffes, elephants and so much more... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to the zoo for our little boys 4th birthday and want a fab day out!!! Ages ranged from 1 year olds to grandparents and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved everything. The animals were great and in such spacious living areas. Clean facilities. Plenty of places to eat and drink and also places for the kids to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

first time for me wow fantastic day we were there for 7hrs nothing negative about this place we will come back

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is wonderful. The animals always look well to do and well looked after. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and take time to chat about interesting bits on the animals that you may not have read in the excellent guide. Please, please go. You're missing a treat, and the cost is well worth the experience. Happy animals always make... More 

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