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Colchester Zoo is set within over 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes and is home to over 155 different species, including the critically endangered Amur leopards, Black and White Ruffed lemurs and Bornean orangutans.
Discover many different habitats from across the globe, from the humid home of the Komodo dragons to the Zoo’s very own African plain, home to White rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu.
As you journey around the Zoo, you’ll find there’s so much to explore. Let your kids release their wild side at the soft play complex, Jungle Tumble, or get hands on at the interactive sand table at the Discovery Den and even watch your own creations come to life on the live wall. Take a ride on the Lost Madagascar Express for a break on your adventure and spot many exciting species along the way.
For more information visit www.colchesterzoo.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Book tickets online via the Colchester Zoo website to receive a discount on entry prices.
Please note that prices vary according to season and is best to check the Colchester Zoo website for up to date prices prior to your visit.
- Changing Places
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for hearing impaired
- Wheelchairs available
Booking & Payment Details
- Cash Point
- Credit cards accepted (no fee)
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Baby changing facilities
- Children welcome
- Pushchairs available
- Education/study area
- Facilities for educational visits
- Facilities for groups
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Gift shop
- Public toilets
- Telephone (public)
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Welcome Host
- Accepts groups
- Coach parties accepted
Map & Directions
How to get here by Car:Colchester Zoo is located just south of Colchester. Take the A1124 exit (Junction 26) off the main A12 following the brown elephant signs and using the new Stanway Western Bypass.From the M25: About 40 minutes from Junction 28 of the M25 to reach the A12From Southend: About 1 hour’s journey, 40 miles using A127 and A130 to reach the A12From Hertfordshire: About 1 hour’s journey – 50 miles using A414 or A120 to reach the A12From Stansted Airport: About 50 mins journey, 30 miles using A120 to reach the A12.Train:Colchester Main Train Station can be reached from Liverpool Street services from London within in an hour or is easily reached along the Lowestoft or Norwich networks to Ipswich and then on to Colchester. Colchester Zoo is just 10 minutes by taxi or can be reached by bus.Bus:All bus services to Colchester Bus Station regularly connect with the number 75 for Maldon or Tiptree and Colchester Zoo. Please click here to view details of the number 75 bus timetable on the FirstGroup website.Accessible by Public Transport: Colchester North station is 4 miles away.