Our popular Reindeer Experience is SOLD OUT for 2023! Missed out? Don’t worry, you can still see our trio at our Magic of Christmas days!

Get closer to our festive friends with their long, sweeping antlers and thick coats, perfect for keeping warm this winter. For just £20.00, you can visit our Reindeer stables and enjoy a close encounter with Ash, Ronnie and Sami, in this exclusive experience!

Limited availability on selected dates from 11th November 2023 to 3rd January 2024!

Please note: feeding is not guaranteed.

For just £20.00, up to 5 people can participate in this exclusive experience.
A keeper will meet you at the stated time & location of the experience where you will be able to experience a close encounter with our group of Reindeer. The duration of the experience is around 5 minutes per group.

A number of other groups may also be taking part in this experience at the same time.

*Feeding is not guaranteed.
Our Reindeer Experience takes place at 10:30am and 3:30pm on selected dates throughout November, December and January.
The Reindeer Experience ticket does not include entry to Colchester Zoo.

You must have Colchester Zoo entry tickets (or a valid Zoo Pass) to take part in the Reindeer Experience. You can buy your entry ticket online in advance of your visit or purchase them on the day of your visit at the main entrance. All those participating in the Reindeer Experience must have valid zoo entry to participate.

All Reindeer Experiences must be pre-booked online at least 30 minutes in advance of your visit.

These experiences have limited capacity and therefore, we advise you to book as far in advance of our visit as possible to avoid disappointment.
Make sure you have your Reindeer Experience tickets and bring them on the day of your visit.

On arrival at the Zoo, please have your Zoo Admission tickets ready (or valid Zoo Pass) to enter.

Please arrive at the meeting point by All Saints Church near the Outside Orangutan Viewing Area as detailed on your confirmation booking at least 10 minutes prior to the start time of your experience.

One of our Animal Care Team will then check your experience tickets and take you to the Reindeer Stables at the specified time.
Missed out on this years Reindeer Experience? Register your interest below to be notified when bookings open for 2024.

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    Terms and Conditions

    • This experience is non-refundable and cannot be transferred to a different date.
    • A Reindeer Experience does not admit entry into Colchester Zoo and Zoo Admission tickets must be purchased separately. These can be pre-booked in advance via our website to or on the day at our Ticket Office. 
    • A number of other groups may also be taking part in this experience at the same time.
    • A printed experience ticket or valid PDF must be presented to the Animal Care Team to be able to participate in the experience.
    • Feeding cannot be guaranteed during this experience.
    • Colchester Zoo reserves the right to withdraw this experience at any time without prior notice.
    • Ticket cannot be upgraded to a Zoo Pass.

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