Colchester Zoo's educators will come to you!

These sessions will take place at your school at a time convenient to you.
Please note that we do not bring live animals on outreach sessions.
Sessions are available for primary, secondary and higher students.

Almost all education sessions available at Colchester Zoo are available for outreach sessions. Details of all the sessions can be found on the website in the appropriate age category.

Please contact our Education Team to discuss availability or for any other questions about outreach sessions: 01206 332511, 01206 332512 or 01206 331292 or email education@colchesterzoo.org


Outreach is only available from September to the end of May. Outreach is limited in availability and needs to be booked well in advanced to ensure we can provide your session.

Prices start at £90 per session for Primary and from £110 for Secondary and Tertiary within a 15 mile radius of the zoo, an additional £5 will be charged per 15 miles travel thereafter.

Additional sessions/hours will be charged at £40 each for Primary and £50 each for Secondary/Tertiary.

Session availability is dependent on what is currently booked at the zoo, for this reason we recommend booking outreach sessions as far in advance as possible to ensure that we are available.


4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

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