What's Happening

Check out below a selection from our full calendar of events. With something for everyone you may find you yourself wanting to return throughout the year, so why not grab our fantastic Zoo Passes!

6th Apr

Easter Holidays

A family day out at Colchester Zoo...

27th Apr

Zoo Crew Party – Puddles the Penguin

Join us at 2.00pm on the terrace...

11th May

Zoo Photography for Children workshop

Here at Colchester Zoo we are offering...

12th May

Colchester Zoo Character Breakfast

What better way to start your Sunday...

18th May

Zoo Crew Party – Stan the Giraffe

Join us at 2pm on the terrace...

19th May

Colchester Zoo Stampede – 10K

On May 19th 2019 you will have...

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Animal Experiences

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Animal Experiences

Our Animals

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Our Animals

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Animal Encounters

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Animal Encounters

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!

The Latest Zoo News

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We are bringing new heights to Colchester Zoo
We are bringing new heights to Colchester Zoo

We are bringing new heights to Colchester Zoo

Here at Colchester Zoo we are always looking at...

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Our hippos are getting a new pad!
Our hippos are getting a new pad!

Our hippos are getting a new pad!

Following the move of our patas & colobus monkeys...

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We are launching a new system!
We are launching a new system!

We are launching a new system!

Back in September 2018 we started some exciting work...

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Have you ‘herd’ about our exciting development!?
Have you ‘herd’ about our exciting development!?

Have you ‘herd’ about our exciting development!?

Back in September 2018 our construction team began work...

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