Colchester Zoo’s BIG Birthday Bash


It’s our birthday!!! Join us for our birthday bonanza as we celebrate turning 60! Our special birthday is bursting at the seams just like our party balloon’s and is packed with shows from Magic IainMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling, and finished with an Zoobilee Party and later closing time!



10:00amMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

11:00amMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

12 noonCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack

1:00pmMagic Iain – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

2:00pmMarimba Music from Otto & The Mutapa Calling – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

3:00pmCarnival Workshop – Terrace area opposite Snack Shack

4:00pmZoo Crew Party – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

5:00pmZoobilee Party – Main Stage opposite Penguini’s Restaurant

Every day is a celebration like no other as we cherish this marvellous milestone. Become a part of the Colchester Zoo history celebrating the past and present and as we look forward to the next 60 years.

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  • 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

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions


Road 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.

Colchester Zoo’s BIG Birthday Bash

Type:Family Event

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

Tel: 01206 331292

Fax: 01206 331392

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