Perfect Partners

Have you found the perfect partner to celebrate a landmark wedding anniversary or even to propose marriage?

Enjoy a shared, close up animal experience with a partner at Colchester Zoo for memories that you will treasure together forever!

Package includes;

• A private 30 minute close up, VIP experience with your chosen animal for two people
• Souvenir photograph of yourselves with your chosen animal
• Souvenir gift
• Two course, table service meal in at Penguini’s pizza and pasta restaurant at 13:30
• Two complimentary entries for the day of your visit

Upgrade your experience with our two optional extras:

Go sparkling with 2 glasses of Prosecco (£10)
Enjoy a sharing platter of olives, cold meats, bread & cheese (£10)
OR why not indulge and add both! 

If you’d like to use the opportunity to pop the question to your loved one we will work with you to create the event in a fantastic location at Colchester Zoo.

From just £200.00 your experience is sure to be unique and unforgettable. Choose from the following experiences;

* Please note that the African elephant experience costs £250.00 

PP savingThis experience must be pre-booked at least 7 days in advance and we are happy to discuss any special ideas that you have as to how you'd like your experience to work.

NB: Only open to 10 years and over (except hyena). Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a full paying adult over the age of 18 who is also taking part in the experience. There cannot be two under 18s participating in this experience.


If you do not want to book for a specific date, or would like to purchase this as a Gift Voucher please click here.

We advise booking your experience as early as possible due to high demand.

Please read the terms and conditions and essential information before making your booking.

For more information or to book please contact our Experiences Reception!
Telephone: 01206 331292 ext. 232 or 237
Email: experiences@colchesterzoo.org


"My wife Kim and I visited the zoo on 21st May this year for an elephant experience and a day in the zoo itself. The elephant keepers were brilliant and gave us such a thrill with their at attentive style and all of your staff from reception, to train driver, to catering were marvellous. Kim had a great birthday day out and I would like to thank you all for your efforts and in particular the elephant team who looked after us both so well. You really run a very special place with animal welfare clearly at the heart of everything you do.

Chris and Kim Edmonds, Hove, East Sussex


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