Have you found the perfect partner to celebrate a landmark wedding anniversary or even to propose marriage?

Enjoy a shared, close up animal experience with a partner at Colchester Zoo for memories that you will treasure together forever!

Package includes;

• A private 30 minute close up, VIP experience with your chosen animal for two people
• Souvenir photograph of yourselves with your chosen animal
• Souvenir gift
• Two course, table service meal in at Penguini’s pizza and pasta restaurant at 13:30
• Two complimentary entries for the day of your visit

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


Upgrade your experience with our two optional extras:

Go sparkling with 2 glasses of Prosecco (£10)
OR
Enjoy a sharing platter of olives, cold meats, bread & cheese (£10)
OR why not indulge and add both! 

If you’d like to use the opportunity to pop the question to your loved one we will work with you to create the event in a fantastic location at Colchester Zoo.


From just £200.00 your experience is sure to be unique and unforgettable. * Please note that the African elephant experience costs £250.00 

This experience must be pre-booked at least 7 days in advance and we are happy to discuss any special ideas that you have as to how you’d like your experience to work.

NB: Only open to participants aged 10 yrs and over. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a full-paying adult over the age of 18 who is also taking part in the experience. There cannot be two under 18s participating in this experience.

Passholders SAVE up to £25!

Call the Experience Reception with your valid Passholder ID to make your booking. The discount is not available online.

Choose from the below experiences:

Meet the aardvarks
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the aardvarks

Drop into the ‘aardvark burrow’ where you will find a family of these charismatic creatures all snuggled and cuddled...

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Meet the Giraffes
£200 10+ years 2 people

Meet the Giraffes

Giraffes have one of the strongest hearts in the animal kingdom – they need to so that they can...

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Meet the Lemurs
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Lemurs

When it comes to a creature with a spring in its step, the lemur has more bounce than most....

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Meet the Penguins
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Penguins

Humboldt Penguins pair for life, and we have a whole bunch of penguin partners waiting to meet you. Step...

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Meet the Tigers
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Tigers

Meet the magnificent Amur tigers, the largest cats in the world. Come face to face with these magnificent predators...

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Meet the Tortoises
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Tortoises

The Aldabra and Sulcata Tortoises are two of the biggest species of tortoise in the world and we have...

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Meet the Mandrill Monkeys
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Mandrill Monkeys

It’s always mayhem at this monkey enclosure as the mandrills are full of mischief. Go behind the scenes and...

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Meet the Spotted hyenas
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Spotted hyenas

You’ll have the chance to get up closer than ever before as you go behind the scenes with the...

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Meet the Elephants
£250 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Elephants

Colchester Zoo is one of the few UK zoos offering a behind-the-scenes experience with elephants.  With this unique experience...

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Meet the Komodo Dragon
£200 10+ years 2 people

Meet the Komodo Dragon

You will be taken behind the scenes of this state of the art enclosure where the keepers will talk...

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Meet the Meerkats
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the Meerkats

It’s time to meet the mob! This chaotic band of masked marauders are guaranteed to steal their way into...

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Meet the White Rhino
£200 8+ years 2 people

Meet the White Rhino

These colossal creatures truly are gentle giants, a far cry from the bad tempered beasts they are portrayed as...

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Reviews

"My wife Kim and I visited the zoo on 21st May this year for an elephant experience and a day in the zoo itself. The elephant keepers were brilliant and gave us such a thrill with their at attentive style and all of your staff from reception, to train driver, to catering were marvellous. Kim had a great birthday day out and I would like to thank you all for your efforts and in particular the elephant team who looked after us both so well. You really run a very special place with animal welfare clearly at the heart of everything you do. Chris and Kim Edmonds, Hove, East Sussex

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

PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 48 HOURS FOR PROCESSING OF ONLINE APPLICATIONS & CONFIRMATION, BEFORE YOU WISH TO VISIT.

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.

This experience is for a maximum of 2 people, therefore it may be necessary to share some of the activities with another Keeper for the Day participant.

*Please note that the Passholder offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Further terms and conditions apply.

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