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Colchester Zoo

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Fabulous zoo

Colchester zoo is a fantastic zoo and worth every penny. The animals aren’t the only fun thing... read more

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samanthaoconnor
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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Amazing day with the kids

Day out with the kids and they absolutely loved it, especially seeing the various shows on during... read more

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

Colchester zoo is a fantastic zoo and worth every penny. The animals aren’t the only fun thing. There’s lots of climbing frames play areas too. Feeding the giraffes and elephants is fun, meeting the animals is great, and there are often displays going on to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank samanthaoconnor
Reviewed yesterday

Day out with the kids and they absolutely loved it, especially seeing the various shows on during the days as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ES5XB0Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of animals to see, all year round , very spacious, and a fantastic day out..... food a little pricey but worth taking a packed lunch and getting your hand stamped, Great chance to take photos , explore at your pace ...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ripperfan
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s only been 15 months since our last visit to Colchester Zoo and boy haven’t they been busy! By following the ‘yellow line’ you can make sure no enclosures are missed and so much is under cover....great for bad weather days. Since our last visit...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FIFINorfolk
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a Colchester local we never tire of taking our visitors around probably Colchester's best attraction. Lots of space for the animals who never seem to look uncomfortable, pleasant staff, and enough alternative entertainments to make each visit a little different. The staff are great,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the best zoo I’ve been to. We visited on a cold and rainy day so I wasn’t expecting great things. However we stayed for hours and loved it despite the weather. I’d love to return on a warmer day. Feeding the giraffe and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KateLondon_9
Reviewed 4 days ago

This zoo has got to be one of the best in the UK. I took my 26 year old daughter and 7 year old grandson to Colchester Zoo. I live in Edinburgh and I must say I was very disappointed with Edinburgh Zoo and their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vince B
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Vince, Thank you for your lovely feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We are happy to hear that our staff provided you with the high level of service that we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I would very much recommend visitors NG this zoo, wewentin January and prebooked, got out tickets for £10 which was great, the zoo is large and many great animals to see, they are clearly well looked after. If you go when it's wet, make sure...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GaryD427
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Gary, Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and took advantage of our January Blues offer. We look forward to welcome you back for another enjoyable visit. Many Thanks Colchester Zoo

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Decided to visit the zoo which is normally something we would do accompanied by smaller members of family. Visited as soon as zoo opened. There is new building works going on at moment so some areas are off limit but, it covers a very large...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Safari545235
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us. We are pleased to hear that our staff provided you with the high level of service we strive to offer. We look forward...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exciting for the children age 8 to 12 Animals well kept and shows narrated excellent. Some animals hid due to the cold weather but still enough to see. Train ride was an experience getting 5 people on and off but worth the ride Only a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day with us. We are pleased to hear that our staff provided you with the high level of service that we strive to...More

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Ian W
10 December 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Ian Thank you for getting in touch. On our sloth experiences you get to go behind the scenes with the keeper, learn about about them, their enrichment and how we care for them. Depending on whether they are awake you... More
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Christina Y
28 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
28 September 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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