Start Date21st Dec 2022 End Date21st Dec 2022
BRAND NEW for 2022
Join us for a magical journey…
Wednesday 21st December 2022
Enchanted is a pre-bookable event with a maximum capacity each evening. Arrivals will be staggered along the trail offering you the chance to experience the wonder of the lights and magical atmosphere at leisure!
Colchester Zoo will close at 4:30pm to day visitors as usual, before opening at 5:30pm on selected evenings, leaving the zoo behind as the trail of light comes to life!
With a host of illuminations along a designated route, dancing fountains and fairies spreading their magic, we have no doubt that you’ll leave feeling enchanted. Food and drinks will be available along the route so no need to worry about eating beforehand! There will also be a themed photo point so you can purchase a souvenir of your evening.
Anyone under the age of 16yrs MUST be accompanied by a responsible guardian over the age of 18yrs. We will not admit anyone unaccompanied under the age of 16yrs.
The Enchanted Trail of Light event must be pre-booked online in advance for a specific time of arrival. Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable. Unfortunately, it is not viable for us to offer a discount to Passholders for this event. Tesco Partner Reward Codes CANNOT be used for entry to this event.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: This evening event does not include access to the Santa Experience or any other activities that take place in the daytime during the Magic of Christmas – if you wish to visit Santa you must book a separate Santa Experience ticket AND book an zoo entry ticket/be a valid passholder to visit the zoo in the daytime during the Magic of Christmas.
There are 7 dates available in which to participate in this event:
Saturday 3rd December 2022
Wednesday 7th December 2022
Saturday 10th December 2022
Wednesday 14th December 2022
Saturday 17th December 2022
Wednesday 21st December 2022
Friday 23rd December 2022
Please note: The zoo is closed on 25th December 2022.
Your entry admits you to participate in the Enchanted route ONCE within the evening. You are not able to re-walk the route once you have completed the trail.
Unfortunately, it is not viable for us to offer a discount to Passholders for this event.
Tesco Partner Reward Codes CANNOT be used for entry to this event.
All tickets are available at £10.00 per person – children under 3yrs are admitted free of charge.
Personal assistants will be admitted free of charge to accompany a guest with disability – verification may be requested on arrival.
A ticket to Enchanted does not admit entry to Colchester Zoo during usual opening hours.
Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable.
Admission to this event cannot be used to upgrade to a Zoo Pass. Our Guest Services office will be closed during this event.
Although this event is hosted by us here at Colchester Zoo & the trail is within the park, the zoo itself will remain closed and the event does not include animal viewing.
Please be aware that all activities, terms & conditions, dates, times and prices are subject to change.
Enchanted is an exclusive evening event which is separate to the zoo.
As you enter certain areas of the trail, our marshals may ask you to wait for a short time to allow for previous groups to move on and keep a steady flow throughout the trail.
Unfortunately, it is not viable for us to offer a discount to Passholders for this event due to the the general operation of the event.
Passholder discounts will still be available in open food outlets.
Enchanted consists of a marked route which you will be asked to follow.
If you would like to see the animals at Colchester Zoo, Enchanted is not the event for you, instead we recommend joining us during the day.
If you decide to enter with an assistant dog, please contact us in advance to make our team aware of the time you will be visiting.
Please be aware that tickets are non-refundable, do keep this in mind when deciding if this event is suitable for your assistance dog.