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

in General
On the 10th February Colchester Zoo were pleased to welcome Arsenal football player Aaron Ramsey. Aaron visited us as part of the ‘Footballers Lives’ series looking into the interest of players outside of the game. As a keen conservationist Aaron stopped...

in General
Last week four of Colchester Zoo’s keepers travelled to Cumbria to help out the staff and animals at Lakeland Wildlife Oasis Park following recent flooding in their area!  This small park was severely affected by the high rain fall in recent...

in General
We are honoured to be presented with the Star Award for Best Family Attraction in Essex for the 3rd year running! A huge thank you to all of those who voted. We are always developing Colchester Zoo with both our animals...

in General
Check out Colchester Zoo's 2015 annual report! Find out more about our annual figures, breeding success, charity work and many more facts and figures from last year!  ...

in General
For 2015 our education team worked hard to produce some brand new education sessions including their very own Penguin Christmas specifically designed for Primary School pupils. During this new winter session the KS1 and 2 pupils were taught all about this...


5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

Click here for further closing times


upcoming events
May 2024
Sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1


Animated gif of a lizard