What's Happening

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 now visit after 2:30pm WITHOUT the need to 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.

4th Oct

Colchester Zoo Stampede – Half Marathon!

The Race On 4th October 2020 you...

29th Nov

Colchester Zoo Stampede – 10K

Due to COVID-19 the Colchester Stampede 10k...

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Beautiful, Unusual & Rare Species Of The Animal Kingdom

We are proudly listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.

During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters, giving you the chance to see our animals being fed, watch a training session or perhaps just quiz their keepers!

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Crowned Crane chicks hatch!

Crowned Crane chicks hatch!

‘Royal’ Crowned Crane pair welcome two chicks to their...

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Picnic Pre-order Service

Picnic Pre-order Service

Picnics-to-go Available to pre-order for visits from Tuesday 4th...

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Eat Out to Help Out at Penguini’s

Eat Out to Help Out at Penguini’s

Our Penguini’s Restaurant is participating in the Eat Out...

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Shy Duiker calf is born!

Shy Duiker calf is born!

Shy Duiker calf is born! On 3rd July 2020...

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