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 with more information coming soon including our prices and tickets!

Book E-tickets 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.

View admission prices and BOOK 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 boards to complete each activity during your visit.
Hand in your completed trail to collect a small prize!
Location to be confirmed
Join the good witches and wizards in the Craft Coven to create your own potions, spells and other witchy crafts.

NB. Small charge applies.
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.
Inside area of Elephant Kingdom
Spine tingling virtual journey with ghosts and ghouls!
Kalahari Theatre
Watch our glow in the dark show with music and dancing for all to enjoy!
Opposite Sweet Shop
Venture into the pirate’s hangout for fun and frights!
All Saint’s Church
Enjoy a walk along our themed foot path and learn more about this Mexican festival.
Location to be confirmed
Journey through the Pumpkin Patch by All Saints Church, pick-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.

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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