Outdoor Play Areas

Indoor Play Areas

As you walk around the Zoo you will come across plenty of different outdoor adventure play areas perfect for the kids to let off some steam, with benches, toilet facilities and snack shops also close by each area.

Groups of children aged 5 – 10 yrs are ONLY allowed to play on this play area between 12am – 2pm.

Groups of children aged 11 yrs and over are NOT permitted to use this play area at any time.

Teachers / Guardians / Group Leaders must follow the rules of play. Please refer to the Play Area Rules board located at each play area.

Kids’ Safari Play Area

Explore our largest adventure play area with multiple layers of play including two huge towers with a ‘Lion Lookout’ at the top, a three lane slide and a lower level Savannah boardwalk area for younger children to enjoy. It includes wheelchair friendly pathways and DDA approved equipment.


Meerkat Hangout Play Area

The Meerkat Hangout is a smaller outdoor play area which can be found at the bottom of Leopard Hill towards the Suricata Sands meerkat exhibit and is next door to our Meerkat Hangout food outlet.


Remi Brown Play Area

The Remi Brown Play Area is located in the Edge of Africa area close to the mandrill and hyena enclosures. It is a large play area with a number of features which make it accessible for children of all abilities.


The Waterhole Play Area

The Waterhole play area is another smaller outdoor play area which can be found near the elephant and giraffe paddocks. It also has convenient toilet facilities next door and a snack shop which is open seasonally.

Please check our terms and conditions for using this play areas before visiting Colchester Zoo.

Jungle Tumble – Indoor soft play complex

Jungle Tumble is our exciting, indoor soft play area which caters for children aged up to 14 years old. It is conveniently situated at the top of the zoo near the Discovery Centre. You must book a FREE pre-bookable slot for your child to enjoy this play area and have valid admission to Colchester Zoo (zoo pass/paid ticket/complimentary ticket) to access this play area.

Find out more about this indoor soft play complex here.

No school or child groups are permitted in the Jungle Tumble soft play area.

Please check our terms and conditions for using this play areas before visiting Colchester Zoo.

Please be aware that our soft play complex, Jungle Tumble, will be closed from Monday 27th September – Friday 1st October 2021 due to annual maintenance work and a thorough deep clean.

Child climbing on netting in play area

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