Start Date20th Jul 2024 End Date1st Sep 2024

20th July – 1st September 2024

Colchester Zoo Summer Celebrations are set to be sizzling!

Keep the kids entertained for less this Summer by visiting throughout the school holidays.

Enjoy more for your money on 10th and 24th August with a later closing time of 9:00pm featuring LIVE performances from 4:30pm to 9:00pm – 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 £70!*

See our activity timetable below:

Zoolympics Challenge Trail

Test your skills at different locations around the zoo and see how you measure up to the amazing athletes found in the animal kingdom!

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    Wild Vibe Club Tropicana
    Wild Vibe Parade11:00am – 11:15amStarts at Main Stage
    Club Tropicana Party12 noon – 1:00pmMain Stage
    Wild Vibe Parade 2:30pm – 2:45pmStarts at Main Stage
    Club Tropicana Party3:30pm – 4:00pmMain Stage
    Wild Vibe Parade 4:45pm – 5:00pmStarts at Main Stage
    Meet our Zoo Crew
    9:30am – 10:00amZoo Entrance
    10:30am – 11:00amMain Stage next to Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:30am – 12 noonZoo Entrance
    3:00pm – 3:30pmNext to Dinosaur Realm
    4:00pm – 4:30pmLake Area near Wrap and Roll

    Animal Encounters
    Various times
    Check out our daily animal encounters at various times throughout the day and learn more about your favourite species.

    Face Painting
    11:00am to 1hr before zoo closing
    Face Painting Station
    Transform into your favourite animal including special animal characters!*

    The Exploratorium
    11:00am to 1hr before zoo closing
    Kingdom of the Wild
    Our ever-popular Exploratorium returns with new boxes this summer.

    Sensation Station
    Various times
    Familiar Friends
    Enjoy close encounters with some familiar friends at various times throughout the day!

    Discovery Den
    10:30am to 1hr before zoo closing
    Inside Elephant Kingdom
    Learn about habitats with our interactive sand table and Draw Alive wall.

    Guinea Pig Pet Care
    11:30am OR 3:00pm (please check on the day)
    Opposite Sensation Station
    Find out more about caring for guinea pigs from our Animal Care Team

    Passholders: This event is FREE for Zoo Passholders. Simply turn up on the day and bring with you your valid zoo pass to gain entry into the zoo.
    Paying Visitors: Paying visitors are no longer required to pre-book tickets, however, we recommend all non-passholders to book their tickets online in advance to receive the best price on admission.

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