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  • Norfolk Tourist Attractions Association member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Zoo

Jaguar

Jaguar

Jaguar

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Plan a visit to Amazona Zoo in Cromer, one of Norfolk’s most unique and fun days out where families can explore animals native to South America. It is home to over 200 tropical animals including new Jaguarundi, Jaguars, birds of prey, Pumas, Parrots, Monkeys, Snakes, Flamingos and Tapirs. Also you can find a Spider House and a cute Guinea Pig Village.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE PLAY

The zoo also has an outdoor adventure play and picnic area featuring the popular Jumping Pillows!

INDOORS

The Yurt is the hub for educating visitors and includes the history of South America and facts on the animals who call Amazona home. It’s also available for birthday parties.

Also there is an indoor soft play area named 'Jungle Tumbles'. Open all-year-round, Jungle Tumbles soft play centre is a fun and safe adventure for under 12's.

FOOD & GIFTS

There is the Jungle Café for homemade lunches and a gift shop on site.
The zoo is committed to helping visitors discover nature and provides education on conservation issues set within 15 acres on the north Norfolk coast.

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.

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 Tic-Tac the Toucan
Spiders in the Spider Village
Guinea Pigs
Leaf-Cutter Ant Exhibit
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.

New for the month of August 2017 is www.CromerCamping.com. Pitch your tent and visit the zoo!

Follow @AmazonaZoo on twitter and AmazonaZoo on Facebook.

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

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Camping next door - www.Cromercamping.com

Opening details

Opening times
The zoo is closed for refurbishment from 5th January 2017 to 11th February 2017.
During this time Jungle Tumbles remain open for children aged 1-12 years, £5 per child.
(Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.)
The Jungle Cafe is open daily from 10.30am.
Please call the zoo if any queries about opening times before you set off on your journey.

Prices

Prices remain the same since 2014.
£11.50 for adults
£10.00 for seniors
£8.50 for children (aged 4-16).
Family ticket: £35.00.
Membership tickets: Adults £27, children £20, senior citizens £22.

Address

Hall Road,
Cromer,
Norfolk,
NR27 9JG

Location

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
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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