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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

4.6
#1 of 773 in Things to do in Essex
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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  • Colchester zoo had a £10 January sale so we visited in January. We arrived at opening at 9.30am so it was very quiet and we could get straight in. We were finished by 1pm by which time it was...  more »
  • Great day out - lovely zoo, good play areas, clean toilets. Let down dreadfully by the main indoor cafe - Pinguini's. Food is OK but need to sort out payment system. Maybe managers need to experience....  more »
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  • 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..
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