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Check out a selection of events from our full calendar!
There's something for everyone, so why not grab a fantastic Zoo Pass and visit all year round!

23rd Nov

Zoo Photography for Children workshop

Here at Colchester Zoo we are offering...

29th Nov

Big Cat Photography Workshop

This photography experience is a great opportunity...

30th Nov

Christmas Starlight Night

Add a spark of magic to your...

30th Nov

Magic of Christmas

Join us at Colchester Zoo this Christmas...

6th Dec

Big Cat Photography workshop

This photography experience is a great opportunity...

7th Dec

Christmas Starlight Night

Add a spark of magic to your...

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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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Kids Eat Free
Kids Eat Free

Kids Eat Free

KIDS EAT FREE this November at Penguini’s Restaurant!* Every...

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Return of the Macaque!
Return of the Macaque!

Return of the Macaque!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of a new...

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Twin Amur leopard cubs begin to explore outside!
Twin Amur leopard cubs begin to explore outside!

Twin Amur leopard cubs begin to explore outside!

Our critically endangered, twin Amur leopard cubs, born on...

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Award Winners!
Award Winners!

Award Winners!

Colchester Zoo once again WINS Raring 2 go award!...

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