Book the Extra-ordinary Animal Experience for a day like no other…

Be VIPs for the day with some of the finest species and most intimate close-up animal experience that a group can enjoy together. 

Guided by an experienced host, you will be taken on the adventure of a lifetime. Exploring the very heart of Colchester Zoo, you will stop off to meet, stroke or feed a whole variety of amazing animals including elephants, giraffes, tigers, sealions, meerkats, lemurs, penguins, otters, aardvarks and more.

Your souvenir goody bags contain a number of items to remember your day!

The Extraordinary Animal Experience is for a minimum of 4 participants at just £640.00 but up to 6 additional participants can be added at an additional cost per person.

This experience is not bookable online at the moment please call our Experiences team on 01206 331292 ext 232 or 237 or alternatively please email

If you do not want to book for a specific date, or would like to purchase this as a Gift Voucher please click here.

Choose from the below experiences:

Extra-ordinary Animal Experience
£160 per person 4-10 people

Extra-ordinary Animal Experience

Close up contact with amazing species! Exclusive access behind the scenes Experienced tour guide Priority entry into the zoo...

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"Oh my gosh, where do I start. My husband and I bought our 10 year old Daughter the Extra-Ordinary Animal Experience as a birthday present, she invited a friend to join us. From arriving and meeting Becky our guide the day was epic! We fed elephants, giraffes, lorikeets, tigers, penguins, lemurs. We cuddled meerkats, aardvarks (one of our new favourites) and lemurs. ALL the staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We had a personal parking space and a private room for lunch, which was lovely. There was time to play in the park and visit the gift shop before heading home. We were given a souvenir bag each and it was fabulous to hear that we have helped contribute towards the new Pygmy Hippo enclosure. I highly recommend this experience, you won’t be disappointed! Thank you Becky for a great day, you were brilliant with 2 VERY excited little girls" Emma Louise, May 2018

Please read the terms and conditions and essential information before making your booking.


Experience bookings for the next 48 hours can only be taken by phone on 01206 331292 ext 232 as we may already be fully booked.

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