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Address: Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
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+44 1223 891308
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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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Loved the lemur experience!

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... read more

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Le Havre, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Clare R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a visit t the zoo and as a local have been to Linton a number of times over the years. As a small/medium size zoo its good, theres a fair variety of animals and its quite well laid out. Some of the animal enclosures are a bit small and this seems to affect a few of the animals,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been twice now, small, quirky zoo, with lots to keep younger children (and parents) happy. Varied animals, with the change to meet and greet snakes, tortoises etc. Small restaurant with limited hot food and a small gift shop - this last is actually perfect as not too much expensive temptation!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here in August 2016 with my 19 year old daughter and my baby granddaughter for her first ever trip to a zoo. Ironically I had brought my daughter here years ago when she was a similar age for the same reason. Firstly the downside of this zoo. Its just a bit too small and I would also say... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner came to the zoo to see some exotic animals as we had heard excellent reviews about Linton. We ended up rather disappointed due to the sad conditions that the animals were in, the animals seemed rather unhappy and the place seemed rundown and untidy. We didn't see one member of staff around the park other than... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Linton Zoo on an overcast and miserable day, and still, it was quite obvious to us that this is a real gem of a place! Yes, SOME of the paths are slightly muddy - but unless you're expecting to trot down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and pals, this shouldn't be a problem for anyone with an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been to this seemingly unnoticed zoo many times over the past few years and we love it's intimacy and compactness - everything is within close walking distance. Today we especially visited as my wife had purchased a 'Feed The Lemurs' experience for us all. Our host, John, originates from Edinburgh and if you closed your... More 

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1 Thank Calvin S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The lions are great and the parrots really funny if you catch them in the right mood. The price is low and wandering around is nice on a sunny day. It never seems too busy once you're in the zoo even when the car park is quite full which is nice. However we have visited Linton every year for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Went here primarily for the tortoise experience which was fantastic thoroughly worth the money they are amazing as was the guide who took us round, the zoo is quite small but definitely worth going to see we walked round a couple of times. The lion cubs are great very playful and came right up to the window to see us.... More 

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