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Colchester Zoo, Colchester
(4.6/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Colchester Zoo and other attractions in Colchester using our Colchester travel itinerary planner.
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  • We went on a unplanned visit to the zoo and had the most enjoyable day. We fed the elephants and got to celebrate one of the orangutan's birthday! The Patisserie was superb with friendly staff and bea...  more »
  • Absolutely love this zoo, they really do care about the animals, and are always happy to answer any questions you have. The sun bears are loving their new enclosure, as I'm sure the monkeys will love ...  more »
  • What a beautiful place this is by far the best zoo we have been to even when busy there are lots of spaces to see the animals. We loved feeding the elephants but get there early as the queue can get b...  more »
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  • Its a good zoo with interactive feedings. Went before halloween the haunted house was a great addition. The actor/actress was lucky enough to hold my hand, it was dark and i thought is was my better half
  • Nice day out for us and the kids. A touch expensive but if you put your mind to it you can spend all day there. I personally feel half a day is a lot more bear-able. Not a lot of options for food for young children so take a packed lunch
  • Great range of animals with awesome encounters. Feeding the elephant's and giraffes recommended. Decent indoor and outdoor play areas dotted around. Clean and tidy. Good value with a pass!
  • Reading the article "Orangutan Kisses Woman’s Baby Bump" made me SO angry. Animals should NOT be behind bars. And the mum to be should NEVER EVER take her baby to the zoo in the future. Zoos are NO educational institutions. Zoos take the freedom from animals just to make money. Is it what you want to teach your children? If you want to raise intelligent and compassionate human beings, go to a museum and tell you child animals belong to the wild.
  • Best zoo in the country. Always clean, animals are active, lots of information, good viewing, great layout. Plenty of choice of food, just make sure to take some cash (not all food outlets accept card)