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Colchester Zoo has recently been working hard to introduce new ‘free from’ ice-creams to add to our menus in time for the warmer weather! We are pleased to announce that we have recently introduced two new dairy, lactose and gluten free, vegan friendly ice creams for you to enjoy.

Swedish Glace scoop Ice Cream available from the Coffee Shop, Naughty and Nice and Ice Cream Parlour on request and a Swedish Glace Cone available from a variety of our outlets selling ice creams.

We have also introduced a new, dairy free panini with caramelised onion which is available in our coffee shop, Meerkat Hangout and The Waterhole.

Check out our list of other vegetarian and vegan options here as as well as the gluten free options available here.

Colchester Zoo continues to work hard to cater for all of our visitors taking into consideration the various allergens and vegetarian and vegan options.


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