There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.

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Colchester Zoo continues to work hard towards achieving its Green Policy and to find ways to ‘do our bit’ to help the environment whilst also supporting conservation projects around the world affected by pollution through our charity Action for the Wild....

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Once again the Primary Times Star Awards have begun and votes are coming in for the best family friendly places in Essex.  Colchester Zoo has previously won the 2016 Primary Times Star Award for Best Family Attraction in Essex, and 2017 Best attractions...

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Colchester Zoo's Christmas spirit will continue post Christmas as our NEW fantastic Christmas illuminations continue until 5th January!  From late afternoon between the 26th December - 5th January you'll be able to enjoy these fantastic lights around our lakelands.  So...

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Colchester Zoo is once again pleased to announce that we have been presented with not one but two Essex Mum 2017 awards! Once again we are honored to have been voted the winner of the Best Day Out: Outdoors award for...

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Check out our African Road Safari experience! Immerse yourself in this African savannah as you and your fellow passengers take a ride through an African landscape with the chance to see some of the amazing species who inhabit this part of the...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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