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Tropical Wings Zoo, Chelmsford

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Converted from a greenhouse to a butterfly house in 1999, Tropical Wings Zoo is also home to reptiles, meerkats and wallabies. Enjoy the sensation of butterflies landing on you and seize the opportunity to photograph one. Feed the fish and laugh at the antics of the parrots. You will not require a whole day to explore, so stop in at the cafe, shop, and let the children enjoy the play areas, with Mr. Macawber’s Fun House and Monkey Run for older children and the Meer Kat Lookout for toddlers. Walking outdoors can be tricky when muddy. Get there by bus, train, car, or bike. Parking is free. Plan your Tropical Wings Zoo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chelmsford using our Chelmsford trip itinerary builder website .
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  • First visit here with 8 year old granddaughter and was so impressed. Warm welcome from staff at reception and started by visiting the butterflies in tropical area. So impressed, wonderful selection of...  more »
  • Good value for money Not too big. Nice size. Good for getting out for a few hours. My favourite animals were the otters and the meerkats.  more »
  • I think the place is great and the kids love it. The butterfly enclosure is amazing and the main attraction for the visit. It is roughly a 2 hour visit including seeing a couple of shows on the timeta...  more »
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  • Such a lovely place! It's a small zoo, but we could spend ages in the Butterfly House alone. There are nice places to have a picnic and the cafe is enough for people who don't bring food in my opinion. The animals are well cared for and the staff are all lovely. Nice little playground for the kids to let off some steam in, while you sit and have a coffee or an ice cream too. We just love Tropical Wings!
  • My 70 yr old mum took my 3 year old daughter she had a long drive only to find the car park said no dogs allowed in car park. She has been before with her little dog who on a cool day with his bowl of water is more than happy to snooze on her back seat. What happened next was a disgrace. She was found in the first section of the butterfly area and frog marched to the manager and asked to leave. With a very upset little girl and no refund on her tickets. Standing by the car upsetting the dog were two people with radios who actually walked beside the car while my mum drove off the property. What a terrible experience for both my mum and daughter. We live in Suffolk you should put a note on your website no dogs allowed on the premises including car park. Shame on you.
  • Love, love, love this place. Really good for little ones and grown ups alike. Will definitely be back.
  • Great way to keep the little one amused. He even got up close and personal worth the bugs and animals!
  • It's a nice little zoo for a spring day out and a picknick and has lovely animals. Would be nice to have more food options for people who don't want to bring food. And a food served in the play area would be great.

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