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Address: Banham Zoo Kenninghall Road, Banham NR16 2HE, England
Phone Number: +44 1953 887771
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09:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
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Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most...

Banham Zoo is an award-winning family attraction and one of the most exciting zoos in the country with over 2,000 animals from around the world. Throughout the day there are plenty of activities to thrill and entertain families, including daily animal feeding talks and displays, one of the most exciting Birds of Prey displays in the UK, our amazing subtropical house "Eureka" with free-flying birds and butterflies, our "Penguin Cove" an enlarged and enhanced enclosure for the colony of penguins. Live "Amazing Animals!" presentations, beautiful big cats such as tigers, snow leopards and cheetahs, Free Safari Roadtrain, indoor and outdoor play areas, Zarafa Heights walkway, Sky Trek aerial trekking course & zip wire, and interactive fun activities in our Education Centre. As well as all the wonderful things to see and do, the zoo offers an excellent choice of eating facilities, a fantastic gift shop, free car parking, disabled facilities and much more. Open daily at 9.30am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For admission prices and closing times please check our website

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Lovely day out

Our trip to Banham Zoo was pretty much the usual for a trip to a zoo- good array of animals, ample parking, activities throughout the day and over-priced coffee and cuddly toys... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Holly C
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Banham Zoo was pretty much the usual for a trip to a zoo- good array of animals, ample parking, activities throughout the day and over-priced coffee and cuddly toys. The animals seemed happy (although I'm not an expert) and the keepers seemed genuinely enthusiastic and cared about their wellbeing. Had issues with the map layout and found... More 

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Thank Holly C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quiet Monday visit for us. Cold but sunny day. Almost had the place to ourselves. Paid on the day so was a bit expensive but there was an optional donation on entry and we bought the souvenir book thing so 2 adults and a 3 year old cost about £45. fun stamps to collect for the children to get... More 

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Thank catzeyezuk
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I visited the Zoo today on the way home from a weekend in Norwich.We had not visited for over 15 years and was not aware of how much it had grown and the vast range of attractions to see.What was clearly apparent was how clean and well cared for all the animals and birds are.Their natural habitat... More 

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Thank Johnbaynes
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good day out. All zoo's are pretty much the same as every other zoo but what makes them stand out is parking, ticket cost etc... Banham was quite cheap in my opinion. I would suggest buying tickets before you visit online to save £. Parking was free, food was a tad expensive but cheaper than most days out. Staff were... More 

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Thank dan_uk_travel
Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely love Banham Zoo. It's perfect for families with younger children, Colchester zoo is significanty more physical. The food and entry is on the pricey side but if you get a parking ticket that allows 2 for 1 it's definitely worth it. Bird of prey display is always entertaining and the children loved the meerkat feeding. We were lucky... More 

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Thank Chris D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cost us £100 just to get in, some of the enclosures were empty and staff were not particularly friendly. Such a shame as we used to love this place when we were young.

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Thank Kirsty H
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on holiday specifically to visit the zoo. We had a wonderful day, although was the hottest day of the year. We managed to walk around the park 3 times in our time there and still left long before the closing time, didn't feel like there was as much to do as we anticipated. Disappointed in the food prices,... More 

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Thank Stacey G
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Banham Zoo with our 7 year old daughter and had one of the best family days out ever. We were very impressed with the whole set-up and the animals were so well looked after with clean cages and plenty of space to play and interact. The highlight for my daughter was the collection of the... More 

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Thank Mark B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We went late in the year and it wasn't very busy but we had a lovely time. Lots of different animals, but not all of them were out which was a shame. There is lots to do with kids including crazy golf, indoor play area and other things.

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Thank Meg H
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

My husband I haven't been for a couple of years and wow! The improvements made are great I love the penguin cove and the eureka! Oasis with the sloths, birds and butterflies. We had coffee and a sausage roll at the trading place and the food was hot and fresh I think it was good value for money if you... More 

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