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Linton Zoo

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Address: Mortimer House Hadstock Road, Linton CB21 4NT, England
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+44 1223 891308
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Linton Zoo

Took 3 year old granddaughter, she loved it. Many years since i had visited, enjoyable day.took picnic, lots of picnic tables to use.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took 3 year old granddaughter, she loved it. Many years since i had visited, enjoyable day.took picnic, lots of picnic tables to use.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this wildlife park 3 days ago and really enjoyed it. Ideal for a gentle wander round to see the animals.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a marvellous trip to Cambridgeshire to revisit some of the zoos I went to last year on my quest to visit 40 animal places. This time I was dragging my mother along for her birthday! We both had a lovely time wandering around Linton which has surprises around every corner. Lions, tigers and snow leopards are always impressive,... More 

Thank BeakerCat
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Linton zoo has a wide variety of animals, all of which have huge enclosures and are well looked after. The zoo is focused on saving endangered species and breeding and focuses all of their money into conservation. The keepers were well informed and there to point out difficult to spot animals and incredibly helpful. We also attended the lemur tours... More 

Thank Gareth R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited with a Mum, Dad, Grandad, Nin, and a VERY excited 4+ year old. The entrance and car park was nicely laid out. The animals and their enclosures looked good and it was lovely walking round with the blossom on the trees. The cafe was great in that you can buy and also have your own picnic and use... More 

Thank Neil F
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Bank Holiday Easter Monday afternoon at Linton Zoo, Cambridgeshire. This small zoo really cares for its animals. The Zebras, Kangaroos, Tigers, Lions, Tapirs, and Turkmenian Eagle Owl are always a delight, but our real favourites are the Aldabra Giant Tortoises. We treated ourselves, booking in advance, to a VIP visit and fed these incredible animals whilst a friendly keeper... More 

Thank marmaduke2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Linton zoo was a great little family run zoo with some different animal that was a good surprise. The zoo does alot of conservation work and the money from the expirences goes towards that which is good. The animals are well looked after and each have loads of space. The staff are really feeling and knowledgeable. The cafe was really... More 

Thank Joe H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a long time since I visited the zoo so I gave it a go! I enjoyed a full day at the zoo going to all of the talks and encounters that I saw on the hand-out that I was given and I will definitely be visiting again soon! When you visit the zoo you notice how big the... More 

2 Thank James W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought our daughter a zoo keeper experience for her birthday and what an amazing time she had. She spent the afternoon, one on one with a zoo keeper feeding lemurs, wallabies, tortoises and many other animals. All staff were fab but thanks goes to Mikey who looked after us, made us feel special and was extremely knowledgable. It probably... More 

1 Thank Robert F
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely family sized Zoo with nice attractions trying to save wildlife. Saw the Big Cats Monkeys Lemurs and others. Spent half an hour with the Lemurs in their enclosure with a keeper and were able to feed them. Really enjoyable and not too expensive. This is a smaller Zoo not a Big one so don't expect too much. For... More 

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