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Great day out!
Member Name: dirtyripper
Advantages: Huge variety of animals
Disadvantages: Tricky to get there
Colchester Zoo in Essex is a great place to go any time of the year, whether with your family, your loved one or your friends. Usually open from about 9.30 to 6.30, I would recommend that you make a whole day of it, as this is necessary if you want to see everything there is to see.
The zoo is packed with all kinds of animals, from the elephants, hippos and giraffes of the Africa zone to the penguins and sea-lions. Whatever your favourite animal is, chances are it will be there. Throughout each day you can view feedings of the majority of the animals in the park - the times are denoted on the free map you receive upon entry - and this is an experience not to be missed. For me the highlight was the penguin feeding (they are my favourite animal) as they are incredibly playful and funny little creatures.
At a price of about £16 in peak season (July and August) and £12 the rest of the year, it is definitely affordable, but there are usually vouchers that can be found online for £25% or even £50% that you can acquire ust by giving your details and printing it off.
One drawback is that it is kind of in the middle of nowhere, so unless you are driving it is tricky to get there by public transport or walking, however I definitely would recommend Colchester Zoo as an experience for anyone who has a chance to see it.
Summary: Brilliant experience
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