Wild Encounters for two

This exclusive package offers an array of amazing close up animal experiences followed by a delicious two course meal in a private room and the chance to adopt your favourite animal at Colchester Zoo.

After a light breakfast, you will embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you are guided behind the scenes to meet some of the most amazing animals on the planet. With opportunities to meet, stroke or feed a whole range of species, including aardvarks, tigers,
giraffes, penguins, lemurs and meerkats, this experience will give you magical memories to share forever.

Package includes:

• Exclusive access behind the scenes for 3½ hours
• Close up sessions with the animals!
• Experienced host
• Complimentary entry for the whole day
• Hot or cold drinks and light bites on arrival
• Two course, table service meal in a private dining area at Penguini’s pizza and pasta restaurant at 13:00
• Choice of drink to accompany your meal
• One-year adoption of the animal of your choice
• Adoption plaque at adopted species’ enclosure
• Souvenir packs
• Two complimentary entry tickets to return for another visit
• Reserved parking

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 some fantastic offers on Christmas Experience vouchers! 

Perfect Gifts Experiences 2018


Wild Encounters takes place between 9.30am – 1.00pm and costs just £250.00 per person with a minimum of 2 people taking part.

A third person can participate in this experience at a reduced rate of £120.00. 

To book

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


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


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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