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Linton Zoo

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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Small-scale, animal-focused zoo. Try the lemur experience

Our visit to to Linton brightened up an otherwise cold and grim January Saturday. Kids (3 and 6... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
turnturn
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London, UK
Amazing - especially the keeper experiences

We took 3 girls for an 11th birthday treat and booked the lemur keeper experience. From the moment... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cathy T
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At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. The zoo is an ever evolving attraction, set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland with plenty of picnic areas. It is generally considered a one and a half hour visit but some visitors do stay longer especially on days when there is a full programme of keeper talks and activities. The favourite of all is the animal encounter sessions. Many of the aviaries and enclosures are heavily planted so you need to be prepared to take your time at each exhibit. Bear in mind that Linton Zoo is a breeding centre for endangered species and is not a commercial entertainment centre. There are several options to enhance your visit with a behind the scenes tour, money raised from these special tours directly support field conservation projects through our charity. There are sometimes late closing evenings with extra special activities aimed at giving you a better understanding of specific animals, details are posted on our Facebook and website. Expect country park like pathways, some are gravel and sand others are grass, because of the large trees there are occasional roots. The zoo is more or less all out in the open so there is little shelter on wet days, if you visit on a day with rain expected please do come suitably dressed with waterproof footwear. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there is a basic children's play area. The one toilet block is situated on the car park area which is within the zoo grounds and as the zoo is quite compact it is within easy reach most times. There is also a coffee shop which serves a wide range of snack and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks. We are open all year but restricted hours during the winter months. Visit our website for visit information including opening hours and details of activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures.
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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to to Linton brightened up an otherwise cold and grim January Saturday. Kids (3 and 6) absolutely loved the lemur experience where they got to feed and interact with 4 different species. We also picked up the best late Christmas present ever -...More

1  Thank turnturn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 3 girls for an 11th birthday treat and booked the lemur keeper experience. From the moment we got there the staff couldn't be more helpful! the lemur experience covered far more than the lemurs - giant (and they are giant!) tortoises, kangaroos, very...More

1  Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I've been to many zoos across the world. This is the exact opposite of what you'd expect from a British zoo. A wide variety of animals from around the world in well maintained and adorned enclosures. Lovely staff full of information. Plenty of places to...More

1  Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this zoo and really loved the place. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice to see some animals and birds that are not usually seen in other zoo's.

1  Thank Bruceaw67
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We managed to book the lemur experience at the gate, and for the money I highly recommend you do it if you have the chance. Our lemur experience guide was John, it’s nice to see someone so passionate about the work they do, and he...More

1  Thank Ben P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

A lovely small zoo in wooded surroundings. The enclosures are kept very much in keeping with the animals natural habitats, with informative signs about each species. We were fortunate that nearly all the animals were out and about so lots to see and they all...More

Thank Emma A
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic.. lovely little zoo. John the zoo keeper that ran the feeding experience was fantastic! Bags of knowledge about the animals and was great at trying to get the lemurs to sit on you so you could get the most from your time feeding...More

Thank Rotherz86
Reviewed 25 October 2017

While at the zoo, we had an amazing lemur experience with John and 4 rare breeds of lemurs! It was worth the £10 per person and wonderful to know that the money is going towards conservation of the animals!

Thank Melody C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A small zoo with lots different animals - including a new baby tapir who was gorgeous! We paid to do the tortoise experience and it was fantastic. The guide was really friendly and very knowledgable. We got to feed the large tortoise and handle some...More

Thank smeekcom
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

My partner took me here as I have never been to a zoo and I really enjoyed it! The lion made me laugh as was playing ball! Defo goin again!

Thank Darryl B
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Peg 2
25 July 2017|
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Response from Frannabelle | Reviewed this property |
it took me and my partner ages to get around, then we had lunch and went around again as there are many animals being fed in the afternoon. also for a cheap price you can go in to some exhibits. There is not a children's... More
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Carol H
20 September 2016|
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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charming little cafe within the zoo. It is not a restaurant however but lovely small cafe with handmade sandwiches and pastries hot and cold drinks etc
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Debbie A
8 August 2015|
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Response from Lintonzoo | Property representative |
Hello, It is £9 per adult, £8 per OAP, £6.50 per child 2 to 13 years, babies under 2 are free. Hope this helps, you will find much more information on our website lintonzoo com and also our Facebook page. Thank you for... More
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