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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
The colorful, friendly world of Colchester Zoo has been home to a wide number of animals since its foundation in 1963, and has grown to become a 24 hectares (60 acres) complex housing more than 250 species. The zoo has different themed sections, including an area dedicated to elephants, African animals like hyenas and rhinos, Patagonian sea lions, and orangutans. See Colchester Zoo and all Colchester has to offer by arranging your trip with our Colchester trip planner.
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  • I really loved my visit lovely to see the animals in such in nice conditions and very well cared for the food in pizza restaurant was lovely and great to have a vegan option I did have a bit of a...  more »
  • What an amazing place!! The inner child in me came out here, took my two young children with me and tbh i don't know who was more excited 🤣 infact maybe the wife 🙃 what a great experience i visited....  more »
  • Great day out at the zoo Feed the giraffe experience was brilliant my daughter loved that experience well worth the 20 pound.. Big place make sure you download the map on the app or buy a paper map  more »
  • More of a kids zoo than others I have been to. Some interesting animals and the place is deceptively big. two areas where you can interact with the animals which is good. The amenities were a good standard and plenty of them! Take a sturdy pair of shoes as you will be taking on some steep hills! Not bad for a day out!
  • Its amazing.. great set up, huge variety of animals and enormous amount of info and knowledge.. the animals homes are fantastic for each of their needs.. a fabulous day out.. caters for huge variety of needs for the public to enjoy the facilities.. love it..
  • Excellent Zoo, the animals are in very good enclosures with plenty of space to move around and live. Lots of things to do as well. The children loved it as did the adults. Highly recommend!
  • Such an amazing place! Plenty of attractions, different things to see and to do. Loads of little places to sit down, take a rest, grab something to eat. Ticket price worth every penny. We had some great time there and we will be back again and again!
  • Fantastic day out with our 1 year old. Lovely zoo with a HUGE range of animals in spacious and interesting enclosures. Tiger cubs were the stars! Money invested in new areas recently. Lots of play facilities for kids and toilets round the zoo. Excellent that you can feed the giraffes and elephants by hand at no extra cost (though get there early to queue up!). Wear sturdy shoes as there are quite a few steep hills! Definitely be back again soon!

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