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colchester zoo compared to London

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loulabelle222 · 01/06/2005 23:20

I just wanted to recommend Colchester zoo. took ds for his first birthday and he loved it especially the lions and the elephants as you can get right up close. I went london zoo about a year ago and i was really disappointed. No elephants, the penguins were kept in a dirty tank and everything was extremly over priced and nothing special. Colchester zoo is all for the kids and is a really good day out. We went in the pouring rain but it was still one of the best days out that we have had as a family ! Ds was so excited!

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Davros · 02/06/2005 20:48

The elephants got moved to Whipsnade after they killed a keeper....


lukesmama · 04/06/2005 20:47

Just been to Colchester Zoo today and was going to say how brilliant it was,DS loved it and spent the whole day running around totally excited.DH and I thought it was fab too,haven't been to London zoo for a few years think we may just go back to Colchester as there was so much to see and do.


Xena · 04/06/2005 20:48

Love colchester zoo, but just wanted to say that London Zoo has moved the penguins to a nice new area


Beccles · 04/06/2005 21:21

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jessicasmummy · 04/06/2005 21:23

as a colchester resident, i am more likely to rave about Colchester Zoo, but i will admit - IT IS FANTASTIC!

Me and DH took dd a few months ago and although she was too young to care - she was about 8 months - we LOVED it... got to feed a girraffe!


Dior · 04/06/2005 21:23

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loulabelle222 · 05/06/2005 02:44

also Colchester zoo keeps u fit with all those hills! Really was a day to remember. Dp has a few days off this week which i am really looking forward to we are going to take ds now he is walking and hopefully the wheather will be better! I can't wait!

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spagblog · 05/06/2005 07:56

Love Colchester zoo too. Last time we went I got to feed an elephant. DD always gets her face painted there. Only downside is that it is a bit hilly and tricky for heavy buggies.

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