Start Date28th Oct 2019 End Date28th Oct 2019

Stay after dark for this year’s Fright Night events! 

Join us on the 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st October & 2nd November ONLY as Colchester Zoo remains open until 9.30pm!

As the daylight fades and the darkness sets in you’ll be able to enjoy some frightfully good attractions and activities which are sure to scare and delight! Our team are ready…are you!?

Colchester Zoo is open from 9:30am on Fright Night event days so why not also join us throughout the day and enjoy our Shriek Week activities.

Our Fright Night Timetable:

The attractions listed below are included in admission and DO NOT require a Fright Night wristband for entry.

In Kalahari Theatre
Join us in this exciting show as we take you on a haunted UV journey!
In Elephant Kingdom
Set sail with Captain Black Beard on his swash-buckling quest!
Next to Penguini’s Restaurant
Join the good witches and wizards in the Craft Coven to create your own potions, spells and other witchy crafts. NB. Small charge applies.
Opposite Sweet Shop
Venture into the pirate’s hangout for fun and frights!
Opposite Lion Rock
Journey through Chester’s maze and find all 9 letters to rearrange and make a word.


Our Secondary Attractions Timetable:

The attractions listed below DO REQUIRE a valid Fright Night wristband for entry in addition to an admission ticket or pass to enter the zoo.

The attractions below are not suitable for under 11s but this is at parental/guardian’s discretion. Under 3s and pushchairs are not permitted access to Secondary Attractions.

Next to the Discovery Centre
Are you brave enough to tour the dark corridors of the old cinema and catch a scary movie…
All Saints Church (access through Orangutan Forest)
A spine-chilling twist on some familiar tunes that are sure to give you a fright!
Lost Madagascar Express Train Station
Watch horror come to life as we take a ride through classic fairy tales!
Elephant Bushwalk
Discover some strange goings on as you are taken on a journey through the research facility.
Please be aware that all of the above activities and their times are subject to change. 

Additional Information:

Our catering outlets will also remain open into the evening so you can enjoy dinner at Colchester Zoo or perhaps a warming hot chocolate or tasty trick or treat!

Don’t forget your torch!


Important Information:

All event dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Access to the park during Fright Nights is included in your admission however some secondary attractions are only accessible with a valid wristband which can be purchased for an additional fee per person.

Please be aware that areas of the zoo will be closed throughout our Fright Nights and that animal viewing cannot be guaranteed after dark.

For our full list of FAQs for our Halloween events, please click here.

Please read our full Halloween terms & conditions and rules of entry.

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