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Linton Zoo

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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
+44 1223 891308
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Amazing zoo!

What a fantastic Zoo! Lots to see, there wwre small animal events theoughout the day where you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anna B
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Lemur and Tortoise tours

I recently went to Linton zoo and I had an amazing time. I animals are very well looked after and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
georgiataylor2797
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
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+44 1223 891308
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"lemur experience"
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"big cats"
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"conservation work"
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"giant tortoises"
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"snow leopard"
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"endangered species"
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"breeding programme"
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"natural environment"
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"bouncy castle"
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"lion cubs"
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"behind the scenes"
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"lovely family"
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"money goes"
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"lots of picnic tables"
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"wide variety of animals"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic Zoo! Lots to see, there wwre small animal events theoughout the day where you can talk to the keepers and interact with the animals! There is the opportunity to meet the lemurs for £10 per person which I did with my 8...More

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to Linton zoo and I had an amazing time. I animals are very well looked after and this zoo does a lot for conservation projects around the world. I learnt a lot of interesting information from the workers here. I also went...More

2  Thank georgiataylor2797
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful - nice lady on reception had talk over plants in the grounds which where lovely and well maintained . If you go round again as they suggest you see different aspects of the animals. The trees are amazing and well looked after...More

Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We went to Linton zoo last weekend and booked onto the lemur experience and really enjoyed it! We were very lucky that we were the only two on the experience but I understand that they always keep the groups small anyway. We got to meet...More

1  Thank miss_sunshine08
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Intimate, family-run spot that allows people to get up close to vulnerable endangered creatures. Please support animal conservations by visiting and educating the children of the importance of the wildlife. 👌

1  Thank Evsja
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Visited this weekend, not a huge zoo but it is a lovely place, been before about 15 years ago so knew what to expect. Giant tortoises were amazing. Price £10 plus £10 to enjoy lemurs, worth every penny. John the guide was very well informed...More

1  Thank shellking862
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the lemur experience today with my husband and two children. John took us into four enclosures where we were able to meet these amazing animals face to face and feed them fruit. The lemurs were so gentle and happily ate on top of...More

Thank Vicki W
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Lovely little zoo, the animals are well looked after and it's obvious that the owners and keepers focus on the welfare of the animals which is exactly how it should be. The talks by the keepers were absolutely fantastic ,the knowledge of the keepers was...More

1  Thank ken m
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Absolutely disgusting , not bothered about the money to get in , it took about 10 mins to walk round , was over grown with stinking nettles and weeds , poor leopard in a tiny enclosure, no life at all !!! Animals look bored stiff...More

3  Thank sarahO88KN
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Lintonzoo, Manager at Linton Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

All of our enclosures are appropriately landscaped and spacious enough for the occupants to live healthy, enriched lives and express natural behaviour at all times and keepers are qualified to care for the species we keep. You are of course entitled to cast an opinion...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

A fun and educational experience for all ages. Our second visit and just as much enjoyed by teenagers and adults alike. John the keeper shares his passion and is a mine of information on the tour where we fed 4 different lemur species. The lemurs...More

Thank Njhcarroll
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LINDA R
24 March 2018|
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Response from redrosewhiterose | Reviewed this property |
From their web site: "DISABLED VISITORS "Most areas of the zoo is accessible for people using wheelchairs. Expect mostly Country Park like pathways with some uneven and mixed surfaces including roots in places, we are also... More
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Peg 2
25 July 2017|
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Response from Frannabelle | Reviewed this property |
it took me and my partner ages to get around, then we had lunch and went around again as there are many animals being fed in the afternoon. also for a cheap price you can go in to some exhibits. There is not a children's... More
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Carol H
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Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a charming little cafe within the zoo. It is not a restaurant however but lovely small cafe with handmade sandwiches and pastries hot and cold drinks etc
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