Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo

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Get your tickets to Colchester Zoo in Essex today

One of the best days out in Essex, Colchester Zoo is certain to put a smile on the face of the whole family. With so many animals to see and things to do in Colchester Zoo, you can easily make a full day out of it! 

You can book your tickets in just a few clicks, before getting them sent to you via email and SMS. For the best prices online, there's no better way to secure your family days out in Essex with Colchester Zoo tickets! 

Your tickets also include a donation that will help to provide vital funds to conservation projects worldwide, supporting creatures big and small!

Welcome to Colchester Zoo, one of the best days out in Essex for families

From big cats of the savannah to tropical fish who call coral reefs home, you’ll find them all inside Colchester Zoo.

Each animal has an innovative enclosure, so when you visit the sun bears you might find them playing on their indoor climbing frame, or you’ll find the orangutans in the branches of their forest!

Don't miss out on one of the best things to do in Essex for families, visiting Colchester Zoo is an inspiring day out for visitors of all ages. 

Meet the many animals of Colchester Zoo on one of the best family days out in Colchester

If you love the mystique of big cats, then Colchester Zoo tickets will bring you into the world of lions, tigers, leopards, and cheetahs. Maybe you want something with a little less bite – then make sure you see the zoo’s monkeys. There’s baboons, lemurs, and tamarins, and apes aplenty, so swing in to see the chimps before you go.

It’s safe to say that every animal lover will find a creature they fall in love with during their visit. With a Colchester Zoo ticket, the keys to the animal kingdom are in your hand.

If you're wondering whether you need to take snacks and drinks... Colchester Zoo have it all covered! 

Book your tickets today and get ready to spend a full day out at one of the best places to go in Essex. Get your Colchester Zoo tickets for the best prices online! 

Maldon Rd,
Colchester CO3 0SL

How to find us

By car:

Set your Sat Nav for CO3 0SL. Colchester Zoo is located just south of Colchester. Take the A1124 exit (Junction 26) off the main A12 following the brown elephant signs and using the new Stanway Western Bypass. Colchester Zoo is situated on Maldon Road in Stanway.

  • From the M25: About 40 minutes from Junction 28 of the M25 to reach the A12
  • From Southend: About 1 hour’s journey, 40 miles using A127 and A130 to reach the A12
  • From Hertfordshire: About 1 hour’s journey – 50 miles using A414 or A120 to reach the A12
  • From Stansted Airport: About 50 mins journey, 30 miles using A120 to reach the A12.

Car parking is free and disabled car parking spaces are available close to the zoo entrance. NB Blue badges must be displayed to use the disabled parking area.

By bike:

Please note that there are cycle racks provided at the top of the car parks, close to the Zoo entrance.

By train:

Colchester Main Train Station can be reached from Liverpool Street services from London within in an hour or is easily reached along the Lowestoft or Norwich networks to Ipswich and then on to Colchester. Colchester Zoo is just 10 minutes by taxi or can be reached by bus. 

By bus: 

All bus services to Colchester Bus Station regularly connect with the number 75 for Maldon or Tiptree and Colchester Zoo. 

  • Toilets (inc. baby-changing)
  • Gift Shop
  • Picnic Area

Car parking is free and disabled car parking spaces are available close to the zoo entrance. NB Blue badges must be displayed to use the disabled parking area.

No dogs are allowed on any part of the Zoo site including our car park – with the exception of guide and assistance dogs.

There are many picnic areas available around the zoo which visitors are welcome to use on a first-come first-served basis. You are also welcome to return to your car for your picnic, you just need to remember to get a wristband at the point of exit to be able to gain re-entry into the zoo.

You are welcome to take photographs of the animals for your personal use. Images may not be used for any commercial purpose without specific, prior permission from Colchester Zoo. 

Colchester Zoo is a smoke free family attraction. Smoking and vaping is strictly prohibited within the zoo grounds.

Please only use the designated smoking area located outside of the zoo’s main entrance.

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