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Linton Zoo

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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Great mornings visit, small friendly and not too commercialised

Me and my partner decided to visit on our day off after he had seen signs for the zoo on his... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Well worth the time

been passing the signs for this zoo for a while and decided to take a trip today - well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul G
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing an enjoyable family outing. There is a wealth of rare and exotic creatures to see including Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, Lemurs, Owls, Parrots, Giant Tortoises, Tarantula Spiders and many others. The zoo is an ever evolving attraction, set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland with plenty of picnic areas. It is generally considered a one and a half hour visit but some visitors do stay longer especially on days when there is a full programme of keeper talks and activities. The favourite of all is the animal encounter sessions. Many of the aviaries and enclosures are heavily planted so you need to be prepared to take your time at each exhibit. Bear in mind that Linton Zoo is a breeding centre for endangered species and is not a commercial entertainment centre. There are several options to enhance your visit with a behind the scenes tour, money raised from these special tours directly support field conservation projects through our charity. There are sometimes late closing evenings with extra special activities aimed at giving you a better understanding of specific animals, details are posted on our Facebook and website. Expect country park like pathways, some are gravel and sand others are grass, because of the large trees there are occasional roots. The zoo is more or less all out in the open so there is little shelter on wet days, if you visit on a day with rain expected please do come suitably dressed with waterproof footwear. Free parking is within zoo grounds and there is a basic children's play area. The one toilet block is situated on the car park area which is within the zoo grounds and as the zoo is quite compact it is within easy reach most times. There is also a coffee shop which serves a wide range of snack and lunch items as well as hot and cold drinks. We are open all year but restricted hours during the winter months. Visit our website for visit information including opening hours and details of activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our Facebook page will keep you updated with all the latest news and of course the latest cute baby pictures.
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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Me and my partner decided to visit on our day off after he had seen signs for the zoo on his regular commute to work. £9 entry fee we thought was more than acceptable. The zoo itself was incredibly quite (it was a Monday morning...More

Thank y0rkshiretraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

been passing the signs for this zoo for a while and decided to take a trip today - well worth the effort, small but very well stocked without being overstocked , biggest animals being Lions,Tigers and Zebra, all looked alert and well kept , lots...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gardens are very nice and well kept. There was a good variety of animals in good size living areas but some were over grown and you could not see anything, it is a fine balance between the good animal care and charging people to...More

Thank William H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small zoo, good for an hour or so, with little ones, lovely zebras but tired rather thin cats in too small enclosures? Not that toddlers will notice. They could do with a petting zoo along side it to have interaction for the kids .

Thank karensR5679PV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been seeking an excuse to visit the Zoo, since our children are grown up now and luckily we had the pleasure of looking after our 2 year old niece today. She loved her visit. The enclosures are all low, so she had no problem seeing...More

Thank lancaster2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we finally found this hidden gem, it felt as if we were wondering around someone's back garden and sounded as if we were in the deepest South American jungle. This small zoo is all about the animals and their happiness. The animals are made...More

Thank redrosewhiterose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Linton Zoo today - £31.00 for our family of 4 - we had seen all the animals in an hour- so went home. Lots of trees and under-growth - in fact far too much so the animals were hidden most of the time....More

Thank Shrimps_Dad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was a beautiful, sunny day I never expected to stay for as long as 6 hours. The keeper experience was genuinely magical. The simplicity of the experience, just spending time caring for, touching and feeding the animals, makes it special. There's no gimmicks...More

1  Thank v2busy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small zoo and feels natural. We paid to feed the lemurs which was amazing. This zoo breeds endangered pieces. You need to read about the zoo to make sure that is suited to your group. If you don't want to walk miles...More

1  Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 4 hours here. The surroundings are lovely, the animals were fascinating and all appeared to be very healthy, stimulated and well cared for. Mikey's talks were informative and he continued to educate us each time we bumped into him during our...More

1  Thank chris992017
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Peg 2
25 July 2017|
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Response from Frannabelle | Reviewed this property |
it took me and my partner ages to get around, then we had lunch and went around again as there are many animals being fed in the afternoon. also for a cheap price you can go in to some exhibits. There is not a children's... More
Carol H
20 September 2016|
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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charming little cafe within the zoo. It is not a restaurant however but lovely small cafe with handmade sandwiches and pastries hot and cold drinks etc
Debbie A
8 August 2015|
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Response from Lintonzoo | Property representative |
Hello, It is £9 per adult, £8 per OAP, £6.50 per child 2 to 13 years, babies under 2 are free. Hope this helps, you will find much more information on our website lintonzoo com and also our Facebook page. Thank you for... More