Colchester Zoo

Maldon Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0SL, United Kingdom
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 10:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Visa & MasterCard)

Based on 112 votes

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  • Olivia

    Nice day out with kids. Food obviously expensive. But the animals are kept in a good way. They really try and make their life at the zoo interesting and varied.

    Olivia · June 13
  • José A.

    Don't forget to arrive early to have enough time!

    José Aguilar · January 8
  • Andrew G.

    Wonderful zoo! Always so much to see and constantly improving. Admissions money is mainly reinvested into the zoo. Definitely worth a visit.

    Andrew Goate · August 29, 2014
  • Adrian W.

    To expand on someone else's comment, I found a total lack of voice or data coverage on the Three network across the majority of the grounds.

    Adrian Wilkinson · August 16, 2014
  • Neil H.

    Excellent food and service at The Patisserie

    Neil Hornus · August 13, 2014
  • Scott S.

    Great place to come with children. Bring your own food as it's quite expensive here

    Scott Stephens · August 9, 2014
  • Neil C.

    The landscaping is great ... So good you can't see the animals amongst it!

    Neil Cockerton · August 6, 2014
  • Tony B.

    Get there early for the Elephant and Giraffe feeding.

    Tony Bib · April 14, 2014
  • Kelly L.

    Real good fun for the kids and adults also =)

    Kelly Lee · April 1, 2014
  • Debbie T.

    Had a fantastic day as always!

    Debbie Thomas · February 21, 2014
  • Pete M.

    .. Despite my criticism of the food, it is a very good zoo though!

    Pete Mitchelmore · January 19, 2014
  • Pete M.

    Agree with the other reviews about the food. today (19th Jan) it was really busy and only the main restaurant was open with sandwiches/paninis at a few cafés and they we running out by 12:30!Not good

    Pete Mitchelmore · January 19, 2014
  • Felicity C.

    Well worth a visit!

    Felicity Chapman · November 18, 2013
  • Rach C.

    Love this place! Gold passes are well worth getting!! :)

    Rach Chenery · September 10, 2013
  • Kerrie W.

    Such a beautiful zoo & so well looked after.

    Kerrie Waterman · September 5, 2013
  • Deborah Lynn R.

    The best part was the train ride thru the park and the monkeys. We went with Abbeywood Nursury by coach on a hot summer day. Great time!

  • Paul G.

    Free WiFi (search for FibreWiFi) in Kalahari Capers.

    Paul Grayburn · June 28, 2013
  • catherine c.

    Wet but fun

    catherine cutting · May 28, 2013
  • Taarna H.

    would be wise to bring your own food for a picnic; i found the food they sell too expensive and not very tasty

    Taarna Hendrix · May 11, 2013
  • Paul T.

    Gold card is great... No que to get in and come as often as you like for a year!! Family fun!!!

    Paul Tyrrell · April 27, 2013
  • Simon O.

    Is it morally right to imprison innocent wild animals for our amusement? I don't think so.

    Simon Oakley · March 27, 2013
  • S C.

    Great place but it's well worth investing in a gold card if you plan to go a few times a year otherwise works out very expensive! Wouldn't recommend if you are not good with steep hills and long walks

    S C · January 29, 2013
  • Dean H.

    Too many kids lol

    Dean Hammond · October 30, 2012
  • Ked

    It will take more than one day to get around. It is fantastic again and again

    Ked · August 30, 2012
  • Zo N.

    A super day out for all the family. The place is geared up for kids with a great play area and lots to keep them busy. Go off-seson, its much quieter then. A yearly ticket is value for money.

    Zo Nicholas · January 23, 2012
  • LincolnGreen

    3G on Three here!

    LincolnGreen · December 30, 2011
  • Tim R.

    The gold card also gives you free access to Rotterdam Zoo in the Netherlands.

    Tim Russell · December 22, 2011
  • Rowland W.

    Use your Gold Card to claim a free visit to the Christmas Grotto, that is if you are a child ...

    Rowland Wright · December 3, 2010
  • Lisa O.

    The chimps eat their own poop!

    Lisa Ord · October 17, 2010
  • John M.

    A gold card is a sound investment for Colchester Zoo. My favourites are the penguins.

    John Mackenzie · June 5, 2010
  • Tracy P.

    Bring cash - only one cash machine in the ticket foyer and many of the food outlets don't accept cards. Cash machine also wouldn't work for me.

    Tracy Playle · April 10, 2010
  • Rowland W.

    Get a gold card, at just over the price of 2 visits they are worth every penny. You can also reclaim the price of your entrance fee. They change the way you use the zoo.

    Rowland Wright · February 7, 2010
  • Jay M.

    No 3g here

    Jay Man · February 7, 2010

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