Colchester Zoo | Essex

Visit Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is home to over 160 species of animals from around the world, including big cats, primates, birds, and reptiles.

You can get up close and personal with some of the animals at the zoo’s interactive exhibits, or take a guided tour.

Enjoy the activities

Colchester Zoo has a variety of activities and rides for all ages. These include the Lost Madagascar road train, getting hands on at the Discovery Den as well as many outdoor play areas.

Learn about conservation

Colchester Zoo is committed to conservation and education. There are many ways to learn about conservation at the zoo, including visiting the zoo’s education centre or taking part in one of the zoo’s conservation programs.

Have fun

Colchester Zoo is a great place to have fun and learn about animals. Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’re sure to enjoy your visit to the zoo.

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Colchester Zoo
Maldon Road

Opening Times

Mon9:30am - 5:00pm
Tue9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu9:30am - 5:00pm
Fri9:30am - 5:00pm
Sat9:30am - 5:00pm
Sun9:30am - 5:00pm

Please check their website for specific dates opening and closing times.

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Additional Features

  • Over 160 species
  • Food stalls throughout the zoo
  • Indoor soft play area
  • Outdoor play areas
  • Discovery Centre
  • Animal experiences available

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