Media Press Contacts

Our Marketing Team is available Mon – Fri between 8.30am and 4.30pm. 

All current news and development stories can be found on our website and social media channels

Zoo Life Magazine
Interested in advertising in the next edition of the Zoo Life Magazine? Reach thousands through our distribution via Sainsbury’s Stanway Superstore and our visitors here at Colchester Zoo along with other distributors in the local area.

Conservation and Animal Documentaries
Filming that directly relates to Colchester Zoo’s conservation mission will be considered favourably and in some cases fees may be waived.

Commercial Filming & Photography
Photography for commercial purposes is not permitted without the permission of the directors. All requests for commercial filming and photography at Colchester Zoo are considered on an individual basis and must be made in writing or via email. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to filming. For commercial filming and photography a fee will be charged. The charge includes a chaperone in the zoo whilst you are on site.

General Visitor Photography
Visitors are welcome to take their own photographs at the Zoo we just ask that you respect other visitors and the animals. We kindly ask that you;
– Respect the animals, do not bang on glass or any other means to attract their attention
– Do not film/photograph any other visitors
– Do not obstruct pathways or viewing of animals
– Do not entice animals to act in an unnatural behavior

Photography Sales
Whilst we encourage all of our visitors to take pictures, we would like to ask all those who would like to sell prints of our animals to contact our Marketing Team via email at for permission. We kindly ask that a contribution is also made towards our charity, Action for the Wild from the sale of the prints.


Do you have a large following on your social media channels or passionate about spreading the word about days out for the whole family? We love to work with local influencers and bloggers who can help us to spread the word about our exciting events and activities that take place throughout the year. If you’re interested in collaborating with us, please complete the form below and a member of the Marketing team will be in touch if you’re channel is right for us.

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    Contact Information

    For media enquiries and filming requests, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to discuss your requests.

    Telephone: 01206 332509

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