Start Date28th Sep 2019 End Date29th Sep 2019

Join us for a late summer evening at Colchester Zoo!

Enjoy a magical twilight spectacular as we remain open until 9.30pm on Saturday 28th September with a timetable packed with special feeds, encounters and training sessions.

As the temperature drops and the senses sharpen you will have the chance to see some of our animals in a whole new light, as some bed down for the evening whilst for others the night is just beginning! With other additional events to entertain, this really is a safari not to be missed!

If it’s your appetite that needs satisfying, you can always stop by Penguini’s or quench your thirst at the Waterhole with other outlets also available! 

Do bring a torch with you for extended opening events. Animal viewing, except for timetabled additional feeds, cannot be guaranteed after dark.

Additional Encounters timetable:

Check out our fantastic evening timetable packed full of fantastic talks and feeds!

5.00pm – Bears lower viewing area
5.10pm – Africa paddock feed  Kingdom of the Wild paddock 
5.20pm – Chimpanzee Lookout (indoor area closed from 6pm)
5.40pm – Playa Patagonia, Sealions scatter feed   
5.40pm – Edge of Africa, Mandrill Monkeys
6.00pm – Edge of Africa, Cheetahs
6.00pm – Komodos
6.20pm – Inca, Penguins
6.40pm – Tiger Taiga, Amur Tigers 
6.40pm – Playa Patagonia, Sealions scatter feed
7.00pm – Smooth coated Otters
7.00pm – Edge of Africa, Hyenas 
7.00pm – Elephants Kingdom (inside viewing)
7.20pm – Suricata Sands, Meerkats 
7.40pm – Bears lower viewing area 
8.00pm – Playa Patagonia, Sealions scatter feed

Essex Bat Group:

The Essex Bat Group will also be joining from 7.15pm on the 14th September at the Lake by Wrap Bar until 8.30pm so why not stop by and learn more about these fascinating creatures!*
*This activity is run by an external group and Colchester Zoo cannot guarantee their appearance.

Magic Iain:

Magic returns once to the main stage next to Penguini’s Terrace*
Shows will be taking place at 5:00pm and 7:30pm
(Running time approx. 30mins)

Tales under the Stars

Join us at 5:30pm until 8:00pm at the Elephant Paddock near Safari Snack Shop to hear some magical stories!

Zoo Crew Party

Join the Zoo Crew and our team at 6:00pm and 8:15pm for a party with some of our mascots! Meet the team and enjoy some and games!
(Running time approx. 30mins)


Please be aware that some areas of the zoo will be closed from 6pm including not limited to Chimpanzee Lookout. 

No smoking is permitted within the park after 5pm.

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