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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
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  • Colchester Zoo awarded best large attraction in Essex!

    As part of the VisitEssex Tourism...

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OPENING this weekend is 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.

In celebration of opening our new mammoth experience, Colchester Zoo is also welcoming ICE AGETM characters Sid and Scrat on Sunday 24th July!  Sid and Scrat will be appearing at intervals throughout the day near our elephant house and lake so why not stop by and say hello!

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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Amazing discounts this summer!

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15% off Zoo Passes 

Buy one of our zoo passes on your next visit instead of an admissions ticket! This means you can keep coming back all year round at no extra cost! We’re currently offering 15% off all passes making this one of the best value Zoo Passes around! Check out the benefits and terms and conditions by clicking find out more below.

Zoo Pass offer is only valid if purchased at the zoo in person. Offer ends 31st July 2016, further terms and conditions apply.

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15% off Keeper Shadowing

Colchester Zoo is offering a fantastic 15% off selected Keeper Shadowing experiences when booked to take place before the 4th September 2016! You’ll get the chance to get up close to your favourite animal for less!

You must book your experience to take place before the 4th September either via telephone or in person at Colchester Zoo. Offer excludes experience with sloth, penguin, meerkat and lemur.

*A second person can be added to your experience for the standard price of £55

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£25 off Zoo Cadet 

As well as the fantastic offer on our Keeper Shadowing experiences you can also save an amazing £25 on our Zoo Cadet! If you know any young budding zoo keepers book now so they can be introduced to a whole range of important skills and meet some amazing animals as they go behind the scenes!

You must book your experience to take place before the 4th September either via telephone or in person at Colchester Zoo.

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How to book your experience! 

Call our Experience Office on 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237, or pop in and see us to book your experience, or an experience for a loved one.

Both experiences include entry for a full day to Colchester Zoo as well as a special souvenir pack and more! 

Terms and conditions
- Experiences must be booked and have taken place by the 4th September 2016
- Zoo Pass offer valid until 31st July 2016
- Not valid in conjunction with any other offer including the pass holder discount. 
- Please note this offer cannot be purchased online
- Experience offer is only valid if purchased at the zoo in person or booked via telephone.
- Experience cannot be extended past the 4th September
- Zoo Pass offer is only valid on passes purchased at the zoo, in person.
- Standard experience and zoo pass terms and conditions still apply

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