Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development. With over 250 species to see and set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. You can get closer to a whole range of animals with a unique chance to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and if your brave enough even touch a giant African land snail! Colchester Zoo is open every day from 9.30am, with 30 daily displays, a soft play area, 2 road trains and more! Colchester Zoo - it's fun for all the family.