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


in General
Don't let cold weather dampen your visit! As the winter season fast approaches Colchester Zoo still has plenty of undercover facilities and activities to get involved with! Follow our ‘Duck undercover’ route to explore our undercover enclosures such as the Playa...

in General
Once again you can buy E-tickets online in advance to visit Colchester Zoo from the 5th – 31st January 2019 and enjoy admission to Colchester Zoo for just £10.00 per person! Enjoy a family day out for less this January with...

in General
Colchester Zoo WIN Raring to go award! We are honoured to be presented with a Raring2Go Award! Colchester Zoo has been voted the WINNER of this year’s Family Favourite Day Out for the second year running! A huge thank you to...

in General
In September 2018 a team from Colchester Zoo, made up of keepers and gardeners, took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge! This challenge involves climbing the highest mountain in Scotland, then England and finally Wales all in the name of two...

in Enclosures & Development
NEW Remi Brown Play Area includes fantastic facilities! Colchester Zoo is excited to announce that work is complete on the redevelopment of our Remi Brown play area, located at ‘Edge of Africa’ which is now open! This new and exciting play...


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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