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With over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, more than 50 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, The Lost Madagascar Express road train and so much more...your day out will be action packed. You can get closer to a whole range of animals during your visit including the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!
Children can collect stamps when they take apart in the following activities at Colchester Zoo:
Learning at the Zoo Activity Packs
Children learn about natural history and animals including learning about endangered species. They will observe live animals and learn from a variety of sources eg reading educational signs, attending feeding sessions and shows. 3 different Activity Packs are available to download and print out from the Colchester Zoo website by clicking
Children can complete as much of each booklet on any one day as they like
(up to a maximum of 6 hours)
and get it stamped at Guest Services when they've finished.
Kid's Zoo Academy (either Fledgling Keeper or Zoo Cadet)
Children learn about animals including how we care for animals and what it's like to be a zoo keeper. Participants will get to experience being a zoo keeper and having hands-on, behind the scenes learning experiences with some of the animals. For more information about these experiences please click here.
Please note that only hours gained for these activities will count - not just general visits to the Zoo.