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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

4.6
#1 of 778 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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  • Had a brilliant day out with Grand daughter who loves animals. Alot of walking for small child so buggy is needed and came in handy to stand in when filling containers with coloured sand a step up wou...  more »
  • The day begins with breakfast, a briefing then...feed the penguins! Amazing characters. Then a treasure hunt, in your respective teams with various mental agility and observation tests around the site...  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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