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Tropical Wings Zoo, Chelmsford

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Zoo · Hidden Gem · Zoo / Aquarium
Converted from a greenhouse to a butterfly house in 1999, Tropical Wings Zoo is also home to reptiles, meerkats and wallabies. Enjoy the sensation of butterflies landing on you and seize the opportunity to photograph one. Feed the fish and laugh at the antics of the parrots. You will not require a whole day to explore, so stop in at the cafe, shop, and let the children enjoy the play areas, with Mr. Macawber’s Fun House and Monkey Run for older children and the Meer Kat Lookout for toddlers. Walking outdoors can be tricky when muddy. Get there by bus, train, car, or bike. Parking is free. Plan your Tropical Wings Zoo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Chelmsford using our Chelmsford trip itinerary builder website.
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  • CLOSED YEARS AGO! What a shame the butterflies were great! Think they moved to Colchester Zoo...  more »
  • Tropical wings is sadly no longer open. It was a fantastic venue with much to see and do. A real loss to south woodham  more »
  • Excellent place to take the family. There were a good amount of animals to see and the enclosures were spacious. The little ones will love going and looking around and getting to go in with some of the animals is an added bonus. Do not go in the butterfly dome if you are adverse to flying bugs. They land on you and you have to stay calm.
  • Just the right size zoo. Big enough to enjoy a good few hours, but small enough to see it all. Butterflies are amazing- it’s lovely and warm in there too. Went on a quiet weekday which made it all very easy as I can imagine school holidays etc being hectic. Plenty of indoor stuff for the winter visits plus soft play.

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