Start Date1st Apr 2023 End Date16th Apr 2023

This is an ‘Easter EGGstravaganza’ but not of the chocolate sort!

During the Easter holidays we will be celebrating our reptiles and birds by offering you the chance to learn all about these EGGCITING animals!

Complete the trail and learn some EGGSTRA-ORDINARY facts along the way to earn a token reward on completion! PLUS you’ll get the chance to learn about our historic friends and meet some recently hatched baby dinosaurs! Check out our Baby Dinosaur meet and greet timetable below!

Meet & Greet Timetable

Baby T-Rex Meet & GreetZoo Entrance:
9.30am – 10.15am
10.45am – 11.30am

Zoo Exit:
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Baby Velociraptor Meet & GreetPlaya Patagonia (upper viewing):
10.30am – 11.15am
11.45am – 12.30pm
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Baby Triceratops Meet & GreetMeerkat Hangout:
10.30am – 11.15am
11.45am – 12.30pm
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Baby Spinosaurus Meet & GreetLake Area near Wrap and Roll:
10.30am – 11.15am
11.45am – 12.30pm
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Baby Dino PartyPenguini’s Main Stage:

Location: Nature Area
Time: 9.30am to Zoo close

Discover creatures of the past made from bricks.
Location: Main Stage by Penguini’s Restaurant
Time: 11.00am, 12.30pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Storyteller, Martin Reed shares the Tales of Unusual Dinosaurs!
• The Not-so Ugly Dinosaur
• Dambi-saur, the Chicken, the Egg and the Time-machine

Approx. 20 mins
Location: Face Painting Station
Time: 11.00am to 1 hour before Zoo closing

Transform into your favourite prehistoric character!

*Small charge applies.
Location: Education Centre
Time: 11.00am to 1 hour before Zoo closing

Become an artist and create CRACKING crafts!

*Small charge applies.
Location: Education Centre
Time: 11.00am to 1 hour before Zoo closing

Blossom the Rabbit was hopping around his home when he found a mysterious egg and not of the chocolate kind! Help Blossom solve the identity of the egg for the chance to WIN an Animal Experience!
Location: Collect trail at the entrance

Journey around the Zoo to complete the trail.

*Ts and Cs apply.
Location: Kingdom of the Wild Building
Time: Selected times throughout the day

Meet some of your favourite reptile species in these close up sessions.
Location: All Saints Church
Time: 3.00pm

Meet Oren the Orangutan and discover more about Bornean Orangutans.

Event details correct the the time of publishing and subject to change without notice

Terms and Conditions:

  • Viewing of our dinosaurs cannot be guaranteed. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions, the event may be relocated or cancelled without prior notice.
  • Under 16’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • This event is included in the cost of general admission or with a valid Zoo Pass.
  • Colchester Zoo reserves the right to make amends to this event without notice.
  • Standard entry terms and conditions apply.

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