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Stanway, Maldon Road, COLCHESTER, CO3 0SLWrite a review
One of England's finest zoos which marks its 50th birthday in 2013, Colchester Zoo has nearly 300 species of animal. Visitors can feed the elephants and giraffes themselves, and enjoy up to 50 daily displays. Enclosures include Spirit of Africa with the breeding group of 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 new Otter Creek and the Red Pandas at Wilds of Asia. There is also an undercover soft play complex, two road trains, four adventure play areas, eating places and gift shops, all set in 60 acres of gardens.
£12.99-£17.99 (ch £8.50-£11.99, pen £10.99-£15.50). Prices vary according to season
Open all year, daily from 9.30 (last admission 5.30, 4pm Oct-Mar). Closed 25 Dec
Coach parties welcome (must book in advance for reduced rates).
No dogs (except assist dogs).
turn off A12 onto A1124, follow elephant signs