Start Date22nd Jul 2023 End Date3rd Sep 2023

Colchester Zoo Summer Celebrations are set to be sizzling!

Keep the kids entertained for less this Summer by visiting throughout the school holidays. This Season is set to be our BIGGEST yet with parties taking place every day with Wild Vibe Wonderland in celebration of turning 60!

Enjoy more for your money on 22nd July, 5th August, 19th August, 2nd September 2023 with a later closing time of 8:30pm featuring LIVE music from 5:00pm to 8:00pm – all included in standard entry or with a valid Zoo Pass. Why not make the most of the later opening by adding an exclusive evening Animal Experience to your wild adventure from only £85!*

Feeling toasty? Don’t forget to cool down and recharge with a delicious Ice Cream or Slush drink available from our many food outlets!

Summer Timetable

Meet our Mascots
From 9:30am • At various locations around the park
Say hello to your favourite Zoo Crew Characters.

Poco the Sloth9:30am – 10:00am • At hut near Zoo Entrance
Puddles the Penguin10:30am – 11:00am • Next to Playa Patagonia
Milo the Meerkat11:30am – 12:00 noon • Opposite Suricata Sands
Stan the Giraffe1:30pm – 2:00pm • At Lake next to Wrap and Roll
Sonny the Bear2:30pm – 3:00pm • At Komodo Dragons
Rubee the Red Panda3:30pm – 4:00pm • At hut near Zoo Entrance

10:00am – 4:00pm • Opposite Komodo Dragons
Indulge your curiosity about zoo keeping and the marvels of animals. Investigate our Explore Boxes where you can get hands-on with everything from skulls and tracks to animal training target sticks. Delve deeper into some fascinating topics like Big Cats, Poo, and What Animals Eat! Ask our Conservation Education Experts all that you’ve ever wanted to know about the Zoo and our animals.

Dino Puppets
From 10:00amHeart of the Amazon
Take a step back in time and meet our baby prehistoric friends.

Baby Triceratops10:00am – 10:30am • 2:45pm – 3:15pm
Heart of the Amazon
Baby Spinosaurus10:45am – 11:15am • 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Heart of the Amazon
Baby Velociraptor11:30am – 12 noon • 4:15pm – 4:45pm
Heart of the Amazon
Baby T-rex12:15pm – 12:45pm • 5:00pm – 5:30pm
Heart of the Amazon

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