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image for Animal Event item typeHalf Term at Amazona Zoo

  • North Norfolk Attractions
  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Animal Event, Mon 17 - Fri 21 Feb 2020, £8.50-£11.50

VAQAS NTAA MEMBER, NORTH NORFOLK ATTRACTIONS

Amazona Zoo

Amazona Zoo

Half Term fun at Amazona Zoo in Cromer

Details




Amazona Zoo is home to over 200 tropical animals, including birds of prey, jaguars, pumas, ocelots, monkeys, snakes, caimans, flamingos, tapirs, parrots and Tic-Tac the toucan, the zoo is committed to helping visitors discover nature and providing on conservation issues set within 15 acres on the north Norfolk coast.

Head off on the Wildfowl Walk and spend time at the Flamingo Lagoon. Take a peek at the birds of prey and watch the cheeky Capuchin monkeys. The Tropical House is an area of caiman together with the scary Spider House.

Discover the wide variety of animals including the playful monkeys and otters, a cute South American guinea pig village and a bulb walk through seasonal snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells.

Rainforest Springs is a safe outdoor adventure play area which includes swings and lots of wooden structures to play, picnic beaches and two enormous jumping pillows for all the family to enjoy and bounce on together.

No worries if it’s raining, Jungle Tumbles is the indoor-soft play area that has slides, tunnels, interactive toys and climbing nets, providing under 12’s with a great indoor creative and active experience on sunny or rainy days.

The cafe and shop
There is also a lakeside cafe providing a wide range of hot and cold snacks, meals and drinks and is open from 10.30am. The well-stocked gift shop sells a variety of toys, games, stationery, jewellery, confectionary and books.

What Animals and Birds can you see?

There are at least four ‘feed the animal’ events a day, with jaguar and pumas on alternate days.

• Four species of tarantulas
• South American guinea pigs
• Feline Forest – Pumas, Jaguar, Jaguarundi and Ocelot
• Tropical House: Entering from the Capuchin walkway, visitors will encounter the Currasow and the Piping Guan. After the bridge, see the Spectacled Caiman and spot the Red-tailed Catfish or the Black Pacu. Follow the path into the shadows to find the Iguanas, the Anaconda and the Boa Constrictors.
• South American Wildfowl: See native migratory species such as Greylag Geese and Mallard, as well as Chiloe Wigeon, Brazilian Teal, Coscoroba Swan and the iridescent Comb Duck
• Chilean Flamingos
• Birds of Prey: Red-legged Seriema are South America's nearest relation to birds, known in the rest of the world as cranes. Striated Caracara, also known as Johnny Rook, are found predominantly in the Falkland Islands and small islands off Tierra del Fuego. Once abundant in numbers there are approximately only 500 pairs left in the Falklands.
• Capybara - This is the world's largest rodent. It is an excellent swimmer, with eyes, nostrils and ears set in alignment across the top of the head
• Brazilian Tapir- One of the largest of three species to be found in South America, this one has the widest distribution. Its closest relatives are the rhinoceros
and the horse.
• Amazon Parrots, Macaws and a Toucan
• Squirrel Monkeys - This small monkey of Central and South America lives in troops of up to 30-40 animals from mangrove swamps to 3,000 feet above sea level
• Geoffrey’s Spider Monkeys - This species is distributed throughout Central America, from Mexico to Panama
• Ring-tailed Coati & American River Otters
• Marmosets - Capuchin Monkeys
• Mara - the Patagonian Hare
• The Rhea – the greater Rhea is one of South America’s largest birds
• Collared Peccary - Also known as the Javelina or the Musk Hog, this is the smallest of the peccary species.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Camping next door - www.Cromercamping.com

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 17 - Fri 21 Feb 2020 10:30 to 15:30
Open from 10.30am, last entry 3pm. Check website and facebook for changes in times due to weather.

Prices

Prices
Admission costs: £11.50 for adults, £10.00 for seniors and £8.50 for children (aged 4-16).
Family ticket: £35.00. Season tickets: Adults £27, children £20, senior citizens £22.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 17 - Fri 21 Feb Half Term

Address

Hall Road,
Cromer,
Norfolk,
NR27 9JG

Directions

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Map reference: TG 214416  Lat: 52.92614 Long: 1.29239

Amazona Zoo is located on the north Norfolk coast at Cromer and is just a few minutes drive from Cromer town centre.

Car:
Plan your journey to Cromer, then follow the brown ZOO signage.
Sat Nav Users: Enter NR27 9JG
This postcode can also be used in online route planners.

Rail:
to Cromer or Roughton Road,
For more info call National Rail Enquiries: 08457 48 49 50
or visit their website: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Bus:
Sanders bus services run to Cromer, Roughton Road
from North Walsham (with connections to Norwich
and Gt Yarmouth) and Holt
Sanders helpline: 01263 712 800

Walk/Bike:
Please follow brown ZOO signage from Cromer Tourism Office.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Cromer station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Camping next door - www.Cromercamping.com

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children