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Colchester Zoo

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this is an excellent Zoo and one off the best i have visited with my family .

This is one off the best well kept zoos in the country. The staff are excellent and always willing... read more

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Iorwerth J
Colchester, United Kingdom
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A great zoo with a wide variety of differing animals. Really enjoyed feeding the elephants... read more

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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...more
Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed today

This is one off the best well kept zoos in the country. The staff are excellent and always willing to help and answer any questions you need answers to and are very helpful .All the animals are very well looked after and well fed .

Thank Iorwerth J
Reviewed yesterday

A great zoo with a wide variety of differing animals. Really enjoyed feeding the elephants, giraffes and encountering the parakeets. Cameras are a must if you really want to remember this great day. We spent the whole day there, but we love watching the animals

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

50 years of Colchester Zoo. Been coming here since a toddler. Returned today with my children and astounded at the progress of this superb Zoo. New and beautifully designed animal enclosures. Real effort has been put into updating each of the animal areas year by...More

Thank Tracey R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The zoo is very good, I have no problem with it. It’s just I really like the Dyson Airblade hand dryers and I think they should be in all the toilets and hand washing areas.

Thank Egerton B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent value for money, good clean facilities and friendly staff who were happy to help. The children loved the soft play area and the restaurant was lovely, we were very happy with the visit and have now picked up gold card schemes

Thank Gemma N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My mum, sister and me opted to go on the extraordinary day experience and it is definitely a day I will never forget. The highlights included feeding the tigers and getting cosy with the lemurs. We also met the meerkats, penguins, ardvarks, elephants, giraffes, otters,...More

Thank GraceGodwin1993
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing day at Colchester zoo. The animals are kept wonderfully in their replica environments. Great day for all ages. The staff are so passionate about animal wellbeing and wellfare, so friendly. The zoo has charity to help rescued animals. It is clean, well...More

Thank tobyleala
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love Colchester zoo. Always enjoy walking around and seeing the animals. Never felt let down on any visit. It’s a fantastic day out for any age.

Thank ritahudd28
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here with my boyfriend as he was running the stampede half marathon. After the race we entered the zoo and had a great time walking around seeing all the animals, the keepers look like they have a great time working with them and...More

Thank shannonconlon50
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a fantastic family day out at Colchester Zoo. There is a huge car park and admission is quick and trouble free. The zoo is big and hilly so wear comfortable shoes. It is well designed and the animals look like they enjoy their...More

Thank Michael M
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Heather B
18 September 2018|
Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Heather, with all of our animal experiences you get to go behind the scenes and you get to learn about them on an individual basis. With the sloths you get a real up close experience as you go into their enclosure and... More
2 September 2018|
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Response from SnrSkeeto | Reviewed this property |
Have noticed a previous answer that the mobility scooters cost £15 a day with a £50 refundable deposit, paid 24 hours in advance... Hope this helps.
mary w
19 August 2018|
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Response from Bromleyguy | Reviewed this property |
I was there today and did not see any