A tortoise and a pumpkin


The popular Shriek Week return this October, providing 10 days of spectactular halloween activities at Colchester Zoo.

Suitable for children of all ages, transform into a scary witch or creepy zombie at the Face Painting Station or create wands and potions with the good witches and wizards at the Craft Coven. The range of FANG-TASTIC activities will keep the family entertained all day long and you can even take home your own hand picked pumpkin at our Pumpkin Patch.

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


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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

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Silhouette of a family watching a sealionColchester Zoo, ColchesterColchester Zoo is home to 240 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! Listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.