A tortoise and a pumpkin


‘Shriek Week’ returns to Colchester Zoo this October half term!

Join in with our fang-tastic themed activities taking place from the 23rd October – 31st October 2021!

Colchester Zoo is open until 5pm everyday throughout October half term with most of our additional ‘Shriek Week’ activities included in the cost of admission.

Our full timetable of events is available below with more information coming soon including our prices and tickets!

Book E-tickets October Half Term:

Our admission prices INCLUDE entry to Colchester Zoo from 9.30am until Zoo closure at 5pm.

If you would like to participate in The Trail of Terror evening experience please click here.

View admission prices and BOOK here.


Shriek Week activities include!

Halloween Trail

WITCHES’ CRAFT COVEN – Time to be confirmed

FANCY DRESS PARTY – Time to be confirmed

PIRATE ADVENTURE RIDE – Time to be confirmed

GLOW SHOW – Time to be confirmed

PIRATE COVE – Time to be confirmed

Book Tickets

Book Tickets Online

Map & Directions


Road Directions

From Colchester town centre, take the B1022 Maldon Road towards Maldon.

Public Transport Directions

From Colchester town centre, take bus 75 towards to Maldon.

Shriek Week at Colchester Zoo

Type:Halloween Event

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

Tel: 01206 331292

Opening Times

Season (23 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)