We're are now open - we can't wait to see you!
All visitors MUST pre-book their tickets online via our website to help us manage the capacity within the park.
Passholders can visit after 1:00pm WITHOUT the need to pre-book at weekends. Midweek we are trialling reopening the zoo to all valid Zoo Passholders without the need to pre-book.
Please note entry is dependant on capacity within the park. We may be required to work on a 1-out 1-in system
as a safety precaution and therefore cannot guarantee entry.
We have put safety measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit,
this includes following government guidelines regarding face coverings which MUST be warn
in ALL INDOOR BUILDINGS.
More information can be found here.
Beautiful, Unusual & Rare Species Of The Animal Kingdom
Colchester Zoo is home to 220 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!
As you navigate your way around Colchester Zoo you’ll visit many different habitats and see animals from around the world, from the humid home of our Komodo Dragons to our very own Africa plain, home to white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu!
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