Walk on the Wild Side

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Today we close at 6.30pm*

* Last admission 5.30pm

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Penguini's Now Open

Please be aware that the Café UmPhafa has now reopened as Penguini's Pizza and Pasta....

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Lost Madagascar Express Road Train reopens after devastating fire!

Sadly on 23rd December 2015 the Lost Madagascar Express Road Train and it's station...

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Christmas came early for our Elephants!

Over the past few weeks Colchester Zoo’s elephants have been enjoying a fantastic...

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Magic of Christmas Eventide

A Magic of Christmas Late Night event!  Colchester Zoo remains open until 8.30pm...

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Enjoy 15% off a Zoo Pass!

An offer not to be missed! 15% off Zoo Passes - join our family of Zoo Passholders! If...

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Colchester Zoo Autumn Magazine 2015

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Support Action for the Wild through Ebay!

Are you having a pre-Christmas clear out? Perhaps you’re planning to sell some...

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Colchester Zoo awarded best large attraction in Essex!

As part of the VisitEssex Tourism and Hospitality awards Colchester Zoo has proudly...

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Latest News

  • Penguini's Now Open

    Please be aware that the Café...

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  • Lost Madagascar Express Road Train reopens after devastating fire!

    Sadly on 23rd December 2015 the...

    Find out more
    01
  • Christmas came early for our Elephants!

    Over the past few weeks Colchester...

    Find out more
    01
  • Magic of Christmas Eventide

    A Magic of Christmas Late Night...

    Find out more
    01
  • Enjoy 15% off a Zoo Pass!

    An offer not to be missed! 15%...

    Find out more
    01
  • Colchester Zoo Autumn Magazine 2015

    Find out more
    01
  • Support Action for the Wild through Ebay!

    Are you having a pre-Christmas...

    Find out more
    01
  • Colchester Zoo awarded best large attraction in Essex!

    As part of the VisitEssex Tourism...

    Find out more
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Happy #InternationalTigerDay from Colchester Zoo's very own Amur tigers, Igor and Anoushka! https://t.co/19dA882HLA
RT @Colchester1648y: #Colchester The new walk with mammoths attraction @ColchesterZoo is well worth a visit. https://t.co/LrrZKqBK6P https:…
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Our new road train is in action!

After carefully being unloaded and tested around our train track our brand new road train is now up and running just in time for the summer holidays!

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Our road train takes visitors on a journey to discover a number of species as well as the chance to visit 'Lost Madagascar', Colchester Zoo's lemur walkthrough exhibit led by a ranger guide, you can then take a ride back to the station or hop off and explore another area of Colchester Zoo! 

Our mascots Puddles, Milo and Sonny were quick to jump on the new train for a ride, along with some of their other zoo friends! Why not jump on and enjoy the journey during your visit! 

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Check out our Interactive Mammoth experience!

Head down to ELEPHANT KINGDOM and see our elephants' ancestors in this AMAZING interactive experience!

This new experience allows you to step back in time as well as a unique way of raising awareness of extinct animals and the importance of helping the living species of today survive. Visitors will be able to see what it would be like to meet the magnificent WOOLY MAMMOTHS with this fun, augmented reality experience as the inside area of Elephant Kingdom has been transformed into the mammoths environment allowing guests to see the true scale of this species on screen.

Don’t forget your camera and share your photos on the Colchester Zoo’s social media channels! @ColchesterZoo #ColchesterZoo

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Enjoy a great day out at Colchester Zoo with First Essex

Enjoy a great day out at Colchester Zoo with First Essex

This Summer we’ve teamed up with First Essex, to offer you even bigger discounts when you travel with First
Essex Bus.

You can get a huge 20% off, for up to 4 people on entry to Colchester Zoo simply by travelling here by bus this Summer!

How to get your 20% discount

- In order to redeem your 20% off entry to Colchester Zoo voucher, pick up a leaflet on the bus, or from a First Essex travel shop, alternatively you can visit the First Bus site to download your voucher here.
- Fill in your information and purchase a valid bus ticket on service 75 on the day you are travelling to Colchester Zoo.
- Present the voucher and the valid bus ticket to staff at the Colchester Zoo entrance desks to get your 20% off this Summer.

Terms and conditions apply - offer valid from 23rd July - 30th Sept 2016

Getting here by bus

First Essex service 75 runs every 30 minutes to and from the Zoo. For bus times, prices and to find out more check out the First Essex website here.

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About Our
Animals

 

Our magnificent animals are waiting to be discovered. Learn more about the animals and see them up close and personal.

 

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