Colchester Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Colchester Zoo

  • Colchester
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

Set in 60 acres of parkland, Colchester Zoo is the perfect place to meet your favourite animals while surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Enjoy a hands on experience with over 260 species of animals. Get up close to elephants and giraffes while feeding them some dinner (at no extra cost!). Your little one will love seeing the giraffe stretch it’s enormous neck for a nibble, or watching an elephant’s trunk sway and vacuum the tasty treats that your little one has set out for them.

Go underwater and get to know some wonderful sea creatures with a walk through the 24m underwater tunnel at Playa Patagonia. Train enthusiasts will also love it here as you can take a ride on the Lost Madagascar Express road train.

  • Daily shows and events
  • Walk through a butterfly glade &  goat enclosure
  • Feed giraffes and elephants
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Opening hours

Please see website for details

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission 
Adults (16+): £23.99
Kids (3-15): £16.99
Seniors (60+): £21.99

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01206 331292



Click here to visit Colchester Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Colchester Zoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Because of the steep hills in the zoo, it is recommended that anyone with a pushchair, wheelchair, electric scooter, or reduced mobility follow the 'Easier Route' that the attraction outlines on the park map. 

Yes, Colchester Zoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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