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Colchester Zoo

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This zoo has had so much work and improvements invested in to it year after year. Baby rhino born... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
badbadeah
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badbadesh
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Christmas at the zoo

Had an incredible time at the zoo this weekend. We are regulars with gold cards but today we... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hayley07ips
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play...more
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This zoo has had so much work and improvements invested in to it year after year. Baby rhino born not too long ago. Nice fried chicken eatery too . Gift shop as you leave. Bird show lions tigers are all great. Well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank badbadeah
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am writing to say thank you for the kind feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo! We’re pleased to hear our staff provided you with the high quality experience which we strive to...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an incredible time at the zoo this weekend. We are regulars with gold cards but today we visited the Christmas festivities, the enchanted woodland (above the orangutans) which was magical and we got to fill a little glass jar with ‘fairy dust’ different coloured...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hayley07ips
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Hayley I am writing to say thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day at the zoo and our Magic of Christmas activities! We will pass on your comments...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This has to be, by far, the best zoo I’ve ever been to. The sheer size of it is incomprehensible. You would need more than a day to visit it all around. Having spent the whole day there, there still wasn’t enough time to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am writing to say thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo! We do hope to welcome you back in the future for another enjoyable visit Many Thanks Colchester...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to spend the day. So much to do, lots of animals to see, plenty of places to eat/drink, great gift shop, fun playground for the children. A really enjoyable day out for all the family come rain or shine. Would go more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I am writing to say thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your day at the zoo! We do have offers throughout the year on admission tickets so please keep an...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great zoo. Plenty to see and do. The feeding times are especially enjoyable. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. We went on a cold day but most of the animals were out.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Iain I am writing to say thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo and that you got to experience of feeding our animals. We do hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Buy afamily card for the year as to see it properly takes more than one day It's a fantastic place to visit no matter what your age

Date of experience: August 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the lovely feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo and that you have purchased a annual pass. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit Many Thanks Hayley

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day out at Colchester Zoo in December. As well as the excellent regular creatures and attractions there were seasonal additions - as it grew dark the zoo sparkled. There were lights and lit up areas which meant that the fun continued...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Susan Thank you for your lovely comments on your recent visit. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us and that you got to take part in our Starlight Christmas Nights. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic experience, well laid out a number of slopes in the layout which can make it hard work if pushing a buggy, attractions well presented and informative perfect for young and old alike, refreshments available and reasonably priced. Overall a good day outMore

Date of experience: September 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo. Some of the slopes can be quite steep so we do recommend following the yellow line around the zoo, which is a...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with grandkids on saturday late afternoon we already have the gold annual pass so go straight through.... some nights it is open til 7.30pm usual animals first then see a elves show for the little ones....great .....as it got dark the lights came on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith H
ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Keith Thank you for the kind feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo and our Christmas activities. We are pleased to hear that your grandchildren enjoyed the Santa experience and that you got...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited on this occasion for the starlight Christmas event and to take our 4 year old to visit Father Christmas. The Father Christmas was great, walking through the North Pole and seeing different scenes including the elves making toys. On to a sleigh ride...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ColZoo, Marketing Assistant at Colchester Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am writing to say thank you for the kind feedback following your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day at the zoo and that you took part in our Christmas activities. We are pleased to hear that your son...More

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Ian W
9 December 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Ian Thank you for getting in touch. On our sloth experiences you get to go behind the scenes with the keeper, learn about about them, their enrichment and how we care for them. Depending on whether they are awake you... More
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Christina Y
27 September 2018|
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Response from ColZoo | Property representative |
Hi Christina, thanks for getting in touch. The use of your Colchester Zoo Passes at other named zoos is restricted to free admission only. Participating zoos are Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park... More
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Christina Y
27 September 2018|
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Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to their website it's Belfast, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Rotterdam, Twycross, Chester (1 visit only per year), Marwell Wildlife (1 visit only per year), Newquay (1 visit only per year... More
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