There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.

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Treat Mum to a special day out this Mother's Day with our fantastic offer! Download our ‘Mother’s Day Discount’ voucher and bring along either a printed copy or show it on your phone on the 11th March and mum will enter...

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On the 4th March roads surrounding Colchester Zoo will be closed for the 10K Colchester Stampede however please be assured that the zoo will still be accessible for visitors. Between 9.00am – 12.00pm access to Colchester Zoo will only be possible...

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Please be aware that this area will be closed on the 20th & 21st February 2018  We are excited to announce that we have now opened our brand new ‘Interactive Zone’ at Colchester Zoo’s Discovery Centre! Make your own landscape out...

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We are delighted to have been awarded not one but two Primary Times Star Awards, making 2018 the 5th year in a row we have been honoured with an award! This year we have been announced as the ‘Best Family Attraction...

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Treat mum to Afternoon Tea at the Zoo!  In celebration of Mother’s Day we are delighted to be able to offer visitors the chance to book Afternoon Tea on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th March 2018! Enjoy your Afternoon Tea from...


Opening times:

10th Feb onwards:
9.30am - 5.00pm
*Last admission 4.00pm

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