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Colchester Zoo

  • John M.
    "A gold card is a sound investment for Colchester Zoo."(7 Tips)
    David J.
    "Can't wait for new chimp section ;-)"(2 Tips)
    Zo N.
    "Go off-seson, its much quieter then."(2 Tips)
    Andrew B.
    "Gold card is great value for multiple visits."(2 Tips)
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  • Ian S.
    Ian Sharrad1 week ago
    Great place to visit. Animals all look so well looked after and lovely to be able to see so much. Would recommend but leave plenty of time.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.February 26
    One of the best zoos in UK. Compact enough to walk around but good space for animals. Great day out for all, not that you'll see everything in one day! Gold card is great value for multiple visits.
  • Ian T.
    Ian TOctober 28, 2016
    Excellent zoo. Great for a family day out. Loads of play areas to keep kids entertained when they seen enough animals.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DaleAugust 25, 2016
    We went on a hot summers day in the school holidays. Busy but didn't detract from enjoyment. Between 16:00-18:00 was quiet and very pleasant. Seemed like more small animals ventured out too.
  • David J.
    David JordanMarch 25, 2016
    Can't wait for new chimp section ;-)
  • Olivia
    OliviaJune 13, 2015
    Nice day out with kids. Food obviously expensive. But the animals are kept in a good way. They really try and make their life at the zoo interesting and varied.
  • José A.
    José AguilarJanuary 8, 2015
    Don't forget to arrive early to have enough time!
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GoateAugust 29, 2014
    Wonderful zoo! Always so much to see and constantly improving. Admissions money is mainly reinvested into the zoo. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Adrian W.
    Adrian WilkinsonAugust 16, 2014
    To expand on someone else's comment, I found a total lack of voice or data coverage on the Three network across the majority of the grounds.
  • Neil H.
    Neil HornusAugust 13, 2014
    Excellent food and service at The Patisserie
  • Neil C.
    Neil CockertonAugust 6, 2014
    The landscaping is great ... So good you can't see the animals amongst it!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BibApril 14, 2014
    Get there early for the Elephant and Giraffe feeding.
  • Kelly L.
    Kelly LeeApril 1, 2014
    Real good fun for the kids and adults also =)
  • Debbie T.
    Debbie ThomasFebruary 21, 2014
    Had a fantastic day as always!
  • Pete M.
    Pete MitchelmoreJanuary 19, 2014
    .. Despite my criticism of the food, it is a very good zoo though!
  • Pete M.
    Pete MitchelmoreJanuary 19, 2014
    Agree with the other reviews about the food. today (19th Jan) it was really busy and only the main restaurant was open with sandwiches/paninis at a few cafés and they we running out by 12:30!Not good
  • Felicity C.
    Felicity ChapmanNovember 18, 2013
    Well worth a visit!
  • Rach C.
    Rach ChenerySeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place! Gold passes are well worth getting!! :)
  • Kerrie W.
    Kerrie WatermanSeptember 5, 2013
    Such a beautiful zoo & so well looked after.
  • Deborah Lynn R.
    The best part was the train ride thru the park and the monkeys. We went with Abbeywood Nursury by coach on a hot summer day. Great time!
  • Paul G.
    Paul GrayburnJune 28, 2013
    Free WiFi (search for FibreWiFi) in Kalahari Capers.
  • catherine c.
    catherine cuttingMay 28, 2013
    Wet but fun
  • Taarna H.
    Taarna HendrixMay 11, 2013
    would be wise to bring your own food for a picnic; i found the food they sell too expensive and not very tasty
  • Paul T.
    Paul TyrrellApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gold card is great... No que to get in and come as often as you like for a year!! Family fun!!!
  • Simon O.
    Simon OakleyMarch 27, 2013
    Is it morally right to imprison innocent wild animals for our amusement? I don't think so.
  • S C.
    S CJanuary 29, 2013
    Great place but it's well worth investing in a gold card if you plan to go a few times a year otherwise works out very expensive! Wouldn't recommend if you are not good with steep hills and long walks
  • Dean H.
    Dean HammondOctober 30, 2012
    Too many kids lol
  • Ked
    KedAugust 30, 2012
    It will take more than one day to get around. It is fantastic again and again
  • Zo N.
    Zo NicholasJanuary 23, 2012
    A super day out for all the family. The place is geared up for kids with a great play area and lots to keep them busy. Go off-seson, its much quieter then. A yearly ticket is value for money.
  • LincolnGreen
    LincolnGreenDecember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    3G on Three here!
  • Tim R.
    Tim RussellDecember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The gold card also gives you free access to Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands.
  • Rowland W.
    Rowland WrightDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Use your Gold Card to claim a free visit to the Christmas Grotto, that is if you are a child ...
  • Lisa O.
    Lisa OrdOctober 17, 2010
    The chimps eat their own poop!
  • John M.
    John MackenzieJune 5, 2010
    A gold card is a sound investment for Colchester Zoo. My favourites are the penguins.
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PlayleApril 10, 2010
    Bring cash - only one cash machine in the ticket foyer and many of the food outlets don't accept cards. Cash machine also wouldn't work for me.
  • Rowland W.
    Rowland WrightFebruary 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a gold card, at just over the price of 2 visits they are worth every penny. You can also reclaim the price of your entrance fee. They change the way you use the zoo.
  • Jay M.
    Jay ManFebruary 7, 2010
    No 3g here
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