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Best Places To Visit in Colchester

Handpicked Top 3 Places To Visit in Colchester, UK. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!

COLCHESTER ZOO

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0SL

Since 1963

Zoo, Animals, Birds, Exhibitions, Aquarium, Tourist Place, Displays, Birthday Parties, Kid's Zoo Academy, Hen Parties, Christmas Experiences, Adventure Holiday, Conservation, Young Children Programs, Events Calendar, Group Visits, Wet Weather Activities, Train Ride, Food & Gift Shops

Children under the age of 3 are free of charge - A discounted rate is available for those with disability, due to the challenging terrain - Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more paying persons who book at least 48 hours in advance

Registration 1105621

enquiries@colchesterzoo.org
colchester-zoo.com

Mon - Sun 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

We are regular visitors to Colchester Zoo & are so lucky to have it on our doorstep! There is always something new to see here as they are always growing & developing. You can see that there is continual investment in upgrading enclosures for the animals & areas for visitors. The talks & shows are always very good & informative. Unlike some other zoos there is also a lot of things to see & do indoors in case of wet weather. The only downside is that it is on quite a hilly area. A great day out.
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THE BETH CHATTO GARDENS

Elmstead Market, Colchester CO7 7DB

Since 1960

Garden, Flowers, Plants, Tearoom, Exhibitions, Shows, Woodland and Water Areas, Plant Shop, Events, Tourist Attraction, The Nursery, Educational Programs, Garden Centre, Weddings, Photography, Coaches & Group Visits

Free Admission: Child(max 3 per paying adult) - There is an extensive choice of over 2000 different kinds of mainly herbaceous plants and bulbs - A total of 15 acres of land including the Gardens

Price: April & October £6.95 per Adult, May - September £7.95 per Adult & November - March £4.50 per Adult

office@bethchatto.co.uk
bethchatto.co.uk

March - October: Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm November - February: Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

It's amazing that the gravel garden is free to see as it's lovely to walk around even before heading into the gardens. It was our first time here, and we were really impressed by the garden layout and quality of the planting. I had read some reviews already posted before going, and I do agree that for the entry cost, there are much larger gardens to be found, but for me that was part of the beauty. It was compact so it was possible to walk around completely in the time we had & very good value.
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HOLLYTREES MUSEUM

Castle Park, Colchester CO1 1UG

Since 1929

Museum, Dolls House, Exhibitions, Collections, Educational Programs, Schools and Teachers Programs, Corporate Hire, Venue Hire, Guided Room, Conservation & Gift Shop

Free Admission - It is a grade I listed building - It is situated in an eighteenth-century house - The story around this beautiful Georgian building taking in domestic life and childhood in Colchester over the past 300 years

vic@colchester.gov.uk
cimuseums.org.uk/visit/venues/ho...

Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun Closed

Visited with my 8 and 3 year old children whilst on a trip to the town centre. We all really enjoyed it. We spent around 40 minutes walking around and really liked the dolls houses and clocks. The children both loved that there were things they could touch. It was detailed enough to keep my 8 year old untreated and prompted him to ask question about what life in the house might have been like but it was short and simple enough to not bore my 3 year old who particularly liked the toys on display.
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