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!*

Wild Vibe Wonderland

Wild Vibe Wonderland Parade11:00am – 11:15amStarts at Main Stage
Wild Vibe Wonderland Party12 noon – 1:00amMain Stage
Wild Vibe Wonderland Parade 2:30pm – 2:45pmStarts at Main Stage
Wild Vibe Wonderland Party 3:30pm – 4:00pmMain Stage
Wild Vibe Wonderland Parade 4:45pm – 5:00pmStarts at Main Stage

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

The Exploratorium
11:00am to 4:00pm
Kingdom of the Wild
Our ever-popular Exploratorium returns with new boxes this May Half Term.

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

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


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.

Summer Timetable

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