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Colchester Zoo

#1 of 65 things to do in Colchester Features Animals
Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Visited today 6 adults two children under 3 - definitely use Tesco club are vouchers for entrance... read more

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Lana S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

I recently visited Colchester Zoo with my grandchild. Upon entrance to the zoo the path is marked... read more

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Vanessa P
Colchester, 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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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited today 6 adults two children under 3 - definitely use Tesco club are vouchers for entrance £7.50 in vouchers for one day entry versus £22+ will save loads of money otherwise very expensive - would recommend visiting mid afternoon as quieter - great for...More

Thank Lana S
Reviewed yesterday

I recently visited Colchester Zoo with my grandchild. Upon entrance to the zoo the path is marked to allow ease of walking round the zoo and not missing any of the animals. The zoo tries to put animals in familiar surroundings to how they would...More

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo was great with loads to do see all of the animals and have a great trip to the zoo. Will go again

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking a school party out is a responsibility but the facilities and staff made the day a successful experience. Lots of exhibits to occupy all age groups along with animal feeding, shows and interactive areas providing an educational experience for all ages. Looking forward to...More

Thank margaretrevell
Reviewed 2 days ago

Colchester Zoo is an excellent day out. My family and I (Me, Mrs and 11 year old Girl and 7 year old boy) spent about 7 hours on-site and could have spent another 7 if we weren't so tired out. The staff were friendly and...More

Thank Skippy_tee
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have in the past been Platinum pass holders. We have visited almost 10 other Zoos (which include in UK and aboard). The kids love Colchester Zoo the most. The children had the choice of Colchester Zoo or Southend Pleasure Island - they choose Colchester...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I took my mum here for her 67th birthday. As always had a great time, compared to london zoo it's so much bigger and more interactive. You can do things like feed the elephants and giraffes and feeding the goats and birds...More

Thank Alexv1403
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love this zoo we came last year and loved it so went back this year and saw all new bits amazing the NEW chimp enclosure is just incredible. As for the staff they are so friendly and helpful and willing to answer your questions. This...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit usually once a year, love seeing the animals. Lots to see, lots of walking. Lovely day out. Enjoy feeding the elephants and watching the penguin shows.

Thank Marshy12345
Reviewed 3 days ago

I came here with my daughter and my small grandson. It was to be a special treat for my grandson, but he fell asleep in his buggy and my daughter and I were the ones who got the treat. It is a great place to...More

Thank chamonix44
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17 August 2017|
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Response from martin h | Reviewed this property |
I think they are near the wolf area but can't be 100% sure.
3 August 2017|
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Response from Lyn W | Reviewed this property |
My three year old GD loved it. Lots to see and plenty of play areas too. Both my husband and I are unable to walk far..69 and 75 years old. There are so many memorial benches and picnic benches about to sit on. We worked... More
Lyndsay M
26 May 2017|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Lyndsay, Only Registered Assistance Dogs are allowed into the Zoo grounds. You can find out more about bringing your assistance dog on the Colchester Zoo website or by calling 01206 331292 ext 227,228,230