Start Date23rd Oct 2021 End Date31st Oct 2021

‘Shriek Week’ returns to Colchester Zoo this October half term!

Join in with our fang-tastic themed activities taking place from the 23rd October – 31st October 2021!

Colchester Zoo is open until 5pm everyday throughout October half term with most of our additional ‘Shriek Week’ activities included in the cost of admission.

Our full timetable of events is available below!

Book E-tickets for October Half Term:

Our admission prices INCLUDE entry to Colchester Zoo from 9.30am until Zoo closure at 5pm.

If you would like to participate in The Trail of Terror evening experience please click here.


Our Shriek Week Timetable:

Find out more about each of our Shriek Week activities below!

Throughout the Zoo
Collect your trail on arrival (one per family group) and look out for the four activity boards to complete during your visit.
Hand in your completed trail at The Outpost Gift Shop to collect a small prize!
MOVED to the Discovery Centre, near Jungle Tumble
Have your face painted like a scary witch, or maybe a creepy zombie!

PLEASE NOTE a small charge applies.
Next to Heart of the Amazon (near our Sealion pool)
Join the good witches and wizards in the Craft Coven to create your own wands and potions.

NB. Small charge applies.
Next to Heart of the Amazon (near our Sealion pool)
Select your own pumpkin and create a carved masterpiece in the pumpkin carving area! Either take your pumpkin home with you or donate it to the animals to enjoy as part of their enrichment.

NB. Small charge applies.
Train Station next to Tiger Taiga

Enjoy a trip around the lake and try to complete the spooky task along the way!
PLEASE NOTE the train will not be stopping at the lemur walkthrough.
All Saint’s Church
Enjoy a walk along our themed foot path and learn more about the Mexican Day of the Dead festival.
Stage next to Penguini’s Restaurant
Show off your best Halloween outfit at our fang-tastic party!

Please note, in poor weather, this event will move to the Kalahari Theatre.
Kalahari Theatre
Watch our glow in the dark show with music and dancing for all to enjoy!
Opposite Meerkat Hangout
Take a pit stop and enjoy some fiendish fun and gruesome games!
Inside area of Elephant Kingdom
Spine tingling virtual journey with ghosts and ghouls!
Picnic area by Penguini’s Restaurant
Have your picture taken at our creepy photo point and purchase it as a fun souvenir!
*Charge applies.

Please be aware that all of the above activities and their dates and times are subject to change. 

Important Information:

Colchester Zoo’s car park is free of charge and staff will be on hand to direct you. Please be aware that due to the number of visitors for these events queuing may be necessary on arrival and on leaving the park so please do factor this in to your time in the zoo.

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