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Colchester Zoo

Type:Wildlife / Safari Parks & Zoo

Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL

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Colchester Zoo

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About

During your visit you will see species from around the world and learn more about them at daily encounters, giving you the chance to see the animals being fed, watch a training session or perhaps just quiz the keepers!

As you navigate your way around Colchester Zoo you’ll visit many different habitats; from the humid home of our Komodo Dragons to the zoo’s very own Africa plain, Kingdom of the Wild, home to white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu.

You can also take part in some fantastic activities with the opportunity to hand feed the elephants and giraffe at daily public feeding sessions! Colchester Zoo also has many undercover areas so you can stay warm and dry on even the wettest of days!

With so much to see and do including a full calendar of events you may find you want to return throughout the year, Colchester Zoo’s Passes allow you to do just that with unlimited visits for 12 or 24 months.

For more information visit www.colchesterzoo.org and follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Guide Prices

Book tickets online via the Colchester Zoo website to receive a discount on entry prices.

Please note that prices vary according to season and is best to check the Colchester Zoo website for up to date prices prior to your visit.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Wheelchairs available

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Pushchairs available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cash Machine(s)
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road: From the centre of Colchester take the B1022, Maldon Road and follow the brown elephant signs. By public transport: Take bus 75 from Colchester Bus Station. This bus service runs every hour. Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester North station is 4 miles away.

Awards

  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018

Opening Times

* Open every day except Christmas Day from 9.30am.
Closing times vary according to season - please check website for further details.

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