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.
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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