Enjoy a party with Puddles!

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The birthday child has the chance to hand feed the penguins! Enjoy themed games and crafts and enjoy a visit from Zoo Crew member, Puddles the penguin!

PLUS the children will also be able to enjoy a tasty lunch before setting off to spend the rest of the day exploring Colchester Zoo with the chance to enjoy our daily encounters and hand feed our elephants and giraffe at daily public feeds!

Minimum: 10 children (2 adults are admitted free of charge) 
Age: 5yrs +
Lunch: sandwich, savoury snack, a yoghurt, piece of fruit and a drink
Party length: Approximately 2 hours with party host

Time slots:

3 party slots are available each day for Animal Antics Party, Teddy Bears Picnic, Party with Puddles and Nature Detective Squad with the following times;

  • 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • 12.00pm – 2.00pm
  • 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Birthday savingPrices: 

Our Party with Puddles package costs £225.00 for up to 10 children. Any additional children after this are charged £22.50 each.

Additional guests attending the party but not participating in the activities qualify for group rate entry, these must be pre-booked when booking the party.

To Book:

Contact our team:
Telephone: 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237
Email: experiences@colchesterzoo.org

Please read the terms and conditions before making your booking.

Download your birthday invitations here!


5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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