Start Date11th Feb 2023 End Date19th Feb 2023

Join us this February Half Term as we kick off our 60th birthday celebrations!

Meet our Zoo Crew as they celebrate our 60th birthday throughout Half Term. After partying with your favourite Colchester Zoo characters, why not take part in our Zoo Crew sticker trail? Try to ‘catch them all’ to complete the trail and receive a small token reward at the end of the day!

Make the most of the school holidays and see over 180 species from around the world as you walk through our beautiful grounds and gardens. PLUS we have a number of outdoor play areas open for the kids to release their wild side, an interactive zone, the chance to hand feed our rainbow Lorikeets, enjoy daily talks from our Animal Care Team and so much more!

See our Zoo Crew timetable below

Party with Poco and FriendsTime: 11.00am and 3.00pm
Location: Main Stage by Penguini’s Terrace
Meet Milo the MeerkatTime: 10.00am-10.30am and 1.00pm-1.30pm
Location: Meerkat Hangout
Meet Sonny the BearTime: 10.30am-11.00am and 3.15pm-3.45pm
Location: Outside The Outpost Gift Shop
Meet Stan the GiraffeTime: 11.15am-11.45am and 2.30pm-3.00pm
Location: Lake Area by Wrap and Roll
Meet Rubee the Red PandaTime: 11.45am-12.15pm and 2.00pm-2.30pm
Location: Near Playa Patagonia
Meet Puddles the PenguinTime: 12.30pm-1.00pm and 3.45pm-4.15pm
Location: Inside Kingdom of the Wild

Event details correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without notice.


Terms and Conditions:

  • Viewing of our Zoo Characters cannot be guaranteed. In the event of unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions, the event may be relocated or cancelled without prior notice.
  • Under 16’s must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • This event is included in the cost of general admission or with a valid Zoo Pass.
  • Colchester Zoo reserves the right to make amends to this event without notice.
  • Standard entry terms and conditions apply.

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