Colchester Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Colchester Zoo

Colchester, Essex, England

  • Red panda at Colchester Zoo
  • Tigers at Colchester Zoo

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Colchester Zoo's website
01206 331292

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Please see website for details


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

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

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. 


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