Discover 180 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes at Colchester Zoo! 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! Your wild adventure awaits…
Where is Colchester Zoo located?
Colchester Zoo is located in Stanway, Colchester, Essex. It can easily be found by following the signs from the A12.
Details on what activities are available at Colchester Zoo?
As you explore the wonders of wildlife you’ll visit many different habitats; from the humid home of the Komodo Dragons to the zoo’s very own African 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 rainbow lorikeets sweet nectar, watch your little one swing and slide at the indoor soft play, Jungle Tumble, and face your fears at the bug handling station inside Discovery Den. No matter the weather, Colchester Zoo has you covered with many indoor and outdoors areas.
You can also make your day out extra special by taking part in one of Animal Experiences. With an exclusive Animal experience, you can get closer than ever before and discover some of the most endangered species from the animal kingdom in whole new way. Experiences must be prebooked in advance, see website for more details.
Things to do in the local area?
Colchester is a town in the county of Essex, in southeast England. In the Castle Park, Colchester Castle is a huge Norman keep, built on the foundations of a Roman temple.
Why not enjoy unlimited visit for a whole year with the annual Zoo Pass membership. Not only will you be able to explore Colchester Zoo 365 days a year* but you will also receive a whole host of other benefits including discounts in the catering outlets and on selected items in the Outpost Gift Shop.
*Excludes Christmas Day.