Start Date27th May 2023 End Date4th Jun 2023

Let the celebrations begin…

Throughout the May Half Term, we are hosting a variety of fun activities daily in celebration of turning 60! Our Zoobilee week is bursting at the seams like our party balloon’s and is packed with mystical shows from Magic Iain, Samba Dancers, and Marimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling. PLUS, so much more!

Birthday Bonanza!

Don’t forget to join us on Friday 2nd June 2023 as we remain OPEN until 8:30pm for our birthday bonanza! Surround yourself with festive and cheer as we party the day away!

Every day is a celebration like no other as we cherish this marvellous milestone. Become a part of the Colchester Zoo history celebrating the past and present and as we look forward to the next 60 years.


View our timetable below:

  • Saturday 27th May

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Sunday 28th May

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Monday 29th May

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Tuesday 30th May

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Wednesday 31st May

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Thursday 1st June

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSamba Dancers Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Friday 2nd June *BIRTHDAY SPECTACULAR*

    To help mark this exceptional special day, our Zoobilee timetable is packed with birthday celebrations, including a Zoobilee Party at 5:00pm!

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    5:00pmZoobilee Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Saturday 3rd June

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmSteel Drums Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
  • Sunday 4th June

    TIMEACTIVITY
    10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    11:00amMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    1:00pm Magic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    2:00pmMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant
    3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack
    4:00pmZoo Crew Party Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

Please beware that all events, dates and times are subject to change.

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