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Colchester Zoo

Stanway, Maldon Road, COLCHESTER, CO3 0SL

One of England's finest zoos, Colchester Zoo has nearly 260 species of animal. Visitors can feed the elephants and giraffes themselves, and enjoy daily displays. Enclosures include Spirit of Africa for African elephants, Playa Patagonia where sea lions swim above your head in a 24 metre underwater tunnel and the Kingdom of the Wild, with giraffes, zebras, and rhinos. Don't miss the Bears of the Rising Sun enclosure for the rescued sun bears. There is also an undercover soft play complex, road trains, adventure play areas, eating places and gift shops, all set in 60 acres of gardens.

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Tel: 01206 331292
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£22.49 (ch £15.49, seniors £20.49). Prices vary according to season

Opening times

Open all year, daily from 9.30 (closing times vary according to season). Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 5.5hrs




No dogs allowed on site


Partly accessible. Easy routes developed but zoo has hills
Wheelchairs for hire

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Turn off A12 onto A1124, follow elephant signs

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