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Tropical Wings Zoo, Chelmsford

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Tropical Wings Zoo and many more Chelmsford attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Chelmsford holiday planner.
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  • You cannot visit the area without a visit to this wonderful place. Your kids will love has it all, the beautiful butterflies the small animals that kids can pet, bird of prey displays and me...  read more »
  • We have now been to this little gem a number of times and have enjoyed each visit. It is not a huge place, but they pack in a lot to see. Varied and interesting selection of birds, insects, small anim...  read more »
  • We have been here several times over the years and it is getting bigger and daughters love it here and I have also helped on school trips here. 
  • Really nice day out even on a cold day, nice to see some tropical birds that I've never seen before but the main highlight for me was the butterflies. Nice to always get up close with them and have them land on you giving you a chance to look closer
  • To us, Tropical Wings is just about the right size to visit in a day. They have plenty of animals to see and you can watch them feed throughout the day.The animals here all look well looked after. Other facilities include café, ice cream concession, indoor play area and of course, the beautiful butterflies which set this apart from other zoos.
  • Spent a fabulous day at Tropical Wings. Found all the staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Amazed at the different varieties of animals they had on display. Have to mention the Bird display which was great, keepers were so good. The real star was the lady in the butterfly house, so passionate and just loved all inhabitants of that area. Would most certainly visit again.
  • Brilliant day out, reasonable price, plenty to do and see... Animals are clearly well looked after and happy too! Brilliant day out!
  • Nice zoo to keep the little ones occupied. Outdoor play area and face painting was available when I visited. Good place for 5-8 year olds I'd say.
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