Press & Media Information

Media Press Contacts

Our marketing team are available Mon - Fri between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

All current news and development stories can be found on our website and social media channels. 

Colchester Zoo Magazine

Interested in advertising in the next edition of the Colchester Zoo Magazine? Reach thousands through our distribution via Sainsbury's Stanway Superstore and our visitors here at Colchester Zoo along with other distributors in the local area. 
Click here to find out more.

Conservation and animal documentaries

Filming that directly relates to the zoo's conservation mission will be considered favourably and in some cases fees may be waived.

Commercial Filming & Photography

Photography for commercial purposes is not permitted without the permission of the directors. All requests for commercial filming and photography at Colchester Zoo are considered on an individual basis and must be made in writing or via email. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to filming. For commercial filming and photography a fee will be charged. The charge includes a chaperone in the zoo whilst you are on site.

Contact Information

For media enquiries and filming requests, please get in touch with our team who will be happy to discuss your requests.

Email: marketing@colchesterzoo.org 

Telephone: 01206 332508 or 01206 332509


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