EXTRA-Ordinary Animal Experience

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. 

meerkats experiencePackage is for 4 people and includes;
• Close up contact with amazing species!
• Exclusive access behind the scenes
• Experienced tour guide
• Priority entry into the zoo
• Cooked breakfast, premier 2 course lunch and afternoon refreshments!
• Souvenir pack
• VIP parking

Price: £160 per person

Additional guests can be accommodated at an extra cost up to a maximum of 10 people.

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, rhinos, otters, aardvarks and more.

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

*terms and conditions apply

If you do not want to book for a specific date, or you are purchasing as a gift, then purchase a gift voucher! Find out more here.

We also have a fantastic offer on Christmas Experience vouchers! 

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If you have any special requirements please contact us by e-mail at experiences@colchesterzoo.org (A minimum charge of £640 applies for this experience.)

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

To book

For more information or to book please contact our Experiences Reception!
Telephone: 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237
Email: experiences@colchesterzoo.org




''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 


4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

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