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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!

25th Jul

Summer Holidays

Enjoy a family day out this Summer!...

7th Sep

Zoo Crew Party – Sonny the Bear

Join us to celebrate Sonny bear’s birthday!...

14th Sep

Starlight Safari Night

Join us for a late summer evening...

20th Sep

Big Cat Photography workshop

FULLY BOOKED – To be added to...

21st Sep

Zoo Photography for Children workshop

FULLY BOOKED – To be added to...

22nd Sep

Colchester Zoo Character Breakfast

What better way to start your Sunday...

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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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Adorable penguin chicks hand-reared
Adorable penguin chicks hand-reared

Adorable penguin chicks hand-reared

Over the last few months the Colchester Zoo team...

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Tiger cubs begin to venture out of their den and their genders are revealed!
Tiger cubs begin to venture out of their den and their genders are revealed!

Tiger cubs begin to venture out of their den and their genders are revealed!

Born on the 14th June the tiger cubs are...

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Gift Shop development continues!
Gift Shop development continues!

Gift Shop development continues!

Phase 2 of our gift shop ‘The Outpost’ nears...

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Adorable Red Panda Cubs Born at Colchester Zoo!
Adorable Red Panda Cubs Born at Colchester Zoo!

Adorable Red Panda Cubs Born at Colchester Zoo!

Colchester Zoo is excited to announce the arrival of...

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