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!

NB: Our last Wild Displays encounter will take place on Sunday 31st March 2019.

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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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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Meet our new kudu!
Meet our new kudu!

Meet our new kudu!

Meet Mavis a female Greater Kudu who joined our...

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Adorable piglet duo born
Adorable piglet duo born

Adorable piglet duo born

We are excited to announce the arrival of two...

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Fantastic fundraising from local children
Fantastic fundraising from local children

Fantastic fundraising from local children

This February a young boy named Finley Martin, watched...

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Colchester Zoo keeper lends a hand
Colchester Zoo keeper lends a hand

Colchester Zoo keeper lends a hand

Head of Section, Angela Matthews, is off to South...

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