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Children's Activity Event, from 24 Nov 2018

Starlight Nights

Starlight Nights

Details

Add a spark of magic to your festivities this Christmas!
Swan editJoin us from 9.30am until 7.30pm on the 24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 23rd December for our Christmas Starlight Nights as we remain open into the evening!

The extended opening with give you more time to enjoy our fantastic events as the festivities continue beneath our twinkling Christmas lights! PLUS as the evening light fades our beautiful Christmas illuminations will turn on!

Don't forget the children can also take part in our Santa Experience and will be able to go home with their own 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' the penguin soft toy!*
Find out more about them here.

*All Children wishing to take part in the Santa Experience and receive a 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' penguin soft toy, MUST purchase a Santa Experience Ticket. This includes passholders and under 3s. Find out more here. Soft toy subject to availability.

A Santa Experience Ticket costs just £7.00.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Nov 2018
Sat 1 Dec 2018
Sat 8 Dec 2018
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Sat 22 Dec 2018
Sun 23 Dec 2018

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date event
Sat 20 - Sun 28 Oct Shriek Week
Mon 22 Oct Fright Night
Wed 24 Oct Fright Night
Fri 26 - Sat 27 Oct Fright Night
Sat 24 Nov Christmas Starlight Nights
Sat 1 Dec Christmas Starlight Nights

Contact

Colchester Zoo

Address

Maldon Road,
Stanway,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 0SL

Directions

See location of Colchester Zoo on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 953221  Lat: 51.86328 Long: 0.83501

By Road:
From the centre of Colchester take the B1022, Maldon Road and follow the brown elephant signs.

By public transport:
Take bus 75 from Colchester Bus Station. This bus service runs every hour.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Colchester North station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

Colchester Zoo does have some steep hills. For this reason it offers a reduced rate for the disabled. An Easier Route is in place which it is recommended should be used by wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.