Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit.
As you walk around the zoo there’s plenty of play areas to try out including the brand new indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side!
One of the latest new enclosures is ‘Bears of the Rising Sun’, a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears, Jo Jo and Srey Ya!
You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool.
Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the ‘Lost Madagascar Express’ road train!
And don’t forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
5th April to 18th July – 6.00pm close
Last Admissions to zoo grounds at 5.00pm
19th July to 7th september – 6.30pm close
Last Admissions to zoo grounds at 5.30pm
8th September to 2nd November – 5.00pm close
Last Admissions to zoo grounds at 4.00pm