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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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Great day out

Usually go to our local zoo but you can no longer use Tesco vouchers so used them for Colchester... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
rebeccacameron74
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
The best zoo I have visited

My husband, children (aged 7 and 6) and myself went here on 3rd August and we had a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Hayley D
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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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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Usually go to our local zoo but you can no longer use Tesco vouchers so used them for Colchester instead, wasn't disappointed. So much to see and do, 7yr loved it esp mini zoo keeper. Staff great and prices for food etc reasonable unlike many...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

My husband, children (aged 7 and 6) and myself went here on 3rd August and we had a wonderful day! The admission price was a bit hefty (around £78 for all of us) but we were expecting this from the 2nd best zoo in the...More

Thank Hayley D
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

There's always Some think to do and see for all ages. LOVE this place like a second home. Our gold passes are used well even if it's just for a short visit or an entire day visit I have never been let down.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Perfect day out Families will enjoy either take a picnic or eat there Lots to see and do for all ages we love it here

Thank Sandie A
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

An excellent zoo very well maintained and very friendly staff. The education team have a great way for children to learn about different animals and their habitat. There are great ways to get close and feed animals. Plenty of choice for food, snacks and ice...More

1  Thank Alistair P
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went as a family outing to the zoo today. The directions were mostly clear to follow to get there although we did have a slight detour and ended up doing a big loop before we realised where we went wrong. The parking area was...More

Thank David A
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Went in school holidays and even tho there was a lot of people there , it was so spacious it didn't feel it , a lovely big zoo with lots to do for the whole day , and children loved it

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

I'm used to another zoo which is terrible soi never get excited about them. But I just say I was very impressed with this zoo, lots of animals to see and a really good atmosphere all the while we were there, recommended for a day...More

Thank Pete M
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing zoo. I went to London zoo last year and it was not a patch on Colchester zoo. I loved all the greenery and flowers so it is a lovely place to walk around as well as looking at the animals. I especially...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A fun day out and learnt loads about animals and why they are at the zoo. They also have great ice cream. There is loads of picnic areas and playgrounds.

Thank 12George34
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sueburr
17 May 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Sue, thank you for your message. Yes we do accept Tesco Day Entry Tokens on the door on the day of your visit. You will need to exchange your Clubcard points for Colchester Zoo admission ticket/s and bring the voucher/s... More
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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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