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Address: Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
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At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing...

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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We booked for our 7 year old to have a keeper experience for the day in December. He had a fantastic time with loads of hands on experiences such as feeding wallabies, giant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here with my grandson the place is a little run down maybe we didn't go on the best day was very wet. Maybe try again on a summers day.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked for our 7 year old to have a keeper experience for the day in December. He had a fantastic time with loads of hands on experiences such as feeding wallabies, giant tortoises, rabbits, guinea pigs and his favourites the lemurs. He was given loads of opportunities to learn about the animals as well as to really feel like... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good for a couple of hours. If you want a full zoo then go to Colchester. This is a private zoo with a small collection. There are no laid paths so take your wellies in bad weather. The pricing seems slightly high for a family of 4. £20 would have been a fair price. Lots of birds, some big cats... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little zoo gardens is one of our family's favourite places in the world to visit and relax. The zoo work incredibly hard to care for and maintain some of the worlds most endangered species ,it is clear to see the focus is truly on the animals here. They also do a lot of conservation work, some of which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our RSPB Wildlife Explorers group of 8 to 12 year old's visited the Linton Zoo with Leaders, Parents and siblings. We enjoyed the trip immensely despite it being very cold with snow flurries. We were able to see all the animals who are well cared for. We had a great talk about the Wild Cats and two sessions where the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone really enjoyed the visit. We were impressed by the zookeepers knowledge and some of the conservation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Linton zoo is a really good zoo to visit with young children. It is also good for older children and adults. A good variety of animals to see and a good cafe to have a drink & snack. Good value for money.

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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pre-booked the Lemur tour and although on the day the weather was very sub-par the attractions did not fail to entertain. I feel that a lot of people assume this is a zoo that is designed for people to visit and it's based around getting people through the door. At least this is what i feel from some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had a lovely morning with a 9 year old and 12 year old. The highlight was the Lemur Experience with John who was very good at explaining things to us and making sure everyone had a go. We also enjoyed talks from Mikey about Tapirs and Kangaroos and then met the reptiles while we were eating our sandwiches outside... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The staff are so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and take such care of the animals. Visiting the zoo is like visiting old friends and walking round their beautiful gardens. Be sure to see the giant tortoises, Daphne the albino wallaby and Marvine the white cheeked turaco - what a character. Take your time walking around the zoo and look carefully... More 

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