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Colchester Zoo

Stanway, Maldon Road, COLCHESTER, CO3 0SL

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One of England's finest zoos, Colchester Zoo has nearly 270 species of animal. Visitors can feed the elephants and giraffes themselves, and enjoy up to 50 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 new 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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Prices

£14.99-£20.99 (ch £10.99-£14.99, seniors £12.99-£18.99). Prices vary according to season

Opening times

Open all year, daily from 9.30 (last admission 5.30, 4pm Oct-Mar). Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 5.5hrs

Facilities

Parking.
Café.

Dogs

Accessibility

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

Colchester Zoo
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Directions

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Turn off A12 onto A1124, follow elephant signs

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