Colchester Zoo is without a shadow of a doubt the best family day out we have had. That goes for every visit we have ever made. Today was extra special as my wife had arranged for me to attend a Orangutan keeper shadowing experience.
The experience was amazing one of the beat memories of my life. The keeper was so knowledgable and made the experience really special. It was amazing to get that near to such an amazing animal. As a 39 year old it brought back my sense of childhood wonder. Feeding an orangutan strawberry tea and hiding its food is something I never thought I would do. It is amazing good value for money you got a lot and is something I would highly recommend a true stand out experience we will be booking another.
As for the day at the zoo itself. Every single staff member and volunteer is amazing. So much knowledge so friendly and helpful and nothing is to much trouble to enhance your day. The animals are amazing so well looked after and in good enclosures. They keepers and management clearly care. A great focus on conservation and education. Really well laid out and spotlessly clean.
Everything very reasonably priced entrance food and gift shop. Very good value you cant possibly see it all in a day we have been twice now and still have not seen it all. You can feed elephant and giraffi just an amazing day for kids and big kids.
So much do I rate it here that I would go as far to say if you could only have one family day out make it here. Cant rate it highly enough.
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