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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Join us on the 17th September for our Starlight Safari Night night with a special PokémonTwist!  Attention all Pokémon Goers! As well as our fantastic timetable of events we’ll also be releasing a number of ‘Lures’ during our Starlight Safari Night...

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After carefully being unloaded and tested around our train track our brand new road train is now up and running just in time for the summer holidays! Our road train takes visitors on a journey to discover a number of species...

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Enjoy a great day out at Colchester Zoo with First Essex This Summer we’ve teamed up with First Essex, to offer you even bigger discounts when you travel with FirstEssex Bus. You can get a huge 20% off, for up to 4 people on entry...

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Colchester Zoo has been recognised for their work in Education at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums 50th Anniversary awards ceremony.   The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums turns 50 this year and representatives from...

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Over recent months Colchester Zoo has been part of a collaborative Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project with local schools in the Colchester and Tendring area. The project involved after-school STEM clubs creating a piece of technology for a particular...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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