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Address: Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 891308
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At Linton Zoo, emphasis is on conservation and education, while providing...

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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Went here primarily for the tortoise experience which was fantastic thoroughly worth the money they are amazing as was the guide who took us round, the zoo is quite small but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here primarily for the tortoise experience which was fantastic thoroughly worth the money they are amazing as was the guide who took us round, the zoo is quite small but definitely worth going to see we walked round a couple of times. The lion cubs are great very playful and came right up to the window to see us.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say we visited while it was raining the park was so quiet it was lovely no noisy distractions and the animals weren't scared of loud people. We paid the extra £10 to do a lemur feeding experience this is great value for money which goes straight back into conservation work rather than going to the zoo. You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a fun place to spend time with my goddaughter's two year old and Linton Zoo really fitted the bill. As soon as we arrived there was a huge bouncy castle which immediately drew her in before we'd even left the car park! Seconds after that we had a surprise petting experience with a lizard and huge python which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a VIP tortoise tour at Linton zoo which was amazing! Got to feed and 'stroke' the giant tortoises as well as hold and see all of the smaller tortoises. It was incredible! Our tour guide Mikey was very good and willing to answer any questions and go out of his way to make our experience even more incredible!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of fun, especially the tapir enclosure. Have watched the babies grow up and even visited them when they move house to another zoo.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have the season pass and have already saved loads on the number of visits we have made. Great animal feeder talks. Keepers are very friendly, helpful and informative.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We booked the Zoo keeper's Little Helper experience for our daughter's 6th birthday at the beginning of October. On the day the weather forecast was not good so we spoke to the keeper's on arrival and they were more than accomodating to change the time of the experience to avoid the rain! The experience started at the tortoises. We were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived at Linton Zoo just in time to feed the lemurs with Mikey their keeper. He was great, full of knowledge explaining carefully the different types of lemur and explaining their temperaments. Lovely experience to see them up close for any age and to feed them carrots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My 97 year old grand-mother wished to see monkeys in real life, so her nursing home arranged for her to do the Lemur experience here. Everyone was so very helpful and kind, they couldn't do enough for us. Nan is in a wheelchair but everyone mucked in and helped get the wheelchair in and out of places. John (call me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time at Linton zoo, strongly recommend meeting the lemurs, great price and the zoo keeper john, who introduced us to the lemurs was really good. Really good day

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