Colchester Zoo Operating Hours

Colchester Zoo is currently temporarily closed until further notice due to COVID-19. 

Read more about the zoo’s closure here.

Find out more including our lockdown FAQs here.


Closing times vary according to season and Colchester Zoo management reserve the right to close all or parts of Colchester Zoo as required. 

Monday 2nd November 2020 – Friday 12th February 2021
4.30pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admissions to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

Friday 25th December 2020 – CLOSED

All of the above dates and closing times are subject to change.

Operating Hours:

Some catering and retail outlets will close at least one hour prior to the zoo grounds. Please visit our Dining page for information on food at the zoo.

Jungle Tumble play area remains closed until further notice.

Please note that the zoo car parks close a maximum of 30 minutes after the zoo closes.

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