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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

4.6
#1 of 759 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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  • We had a great day at Colchester Zoo. It had changed slightly since our last visit and it was fab - animals looked relaxed and happy and there was loads to see and learn. The sloths were awake which w...  more »
  • Colchester zoo is a fantastic zoo and worth every penny. The animals aren’t the only fun thing. There’s lots of climbing frames play areas too. Feeding the giraffes and elephants is fun, meeting the a...  more »
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  • Excellent day out. Lots to see, lots of talks and experiences, imaginative enclosures and displays. Plenty of free parking. Lots of benches and seats along the walkways which is useful for a long day on your feet. Lots of refreshment stalls but many seem to be closed in low season, but there was still enough open. Really well worth a visit.
  • Amazing zoo. Fantastic enclosures which allow a really good view of most of the animals. Feels really well maintained. Food is fairly expensive but at least it tastes good to compensate! You get a discount with a gold card (annual pass) which makes the annual ticket fairly good value.
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