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image for Team building activity item typeTeam Building at Colchester Zoo

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VAQAS, The Sustainable Tourism Award, ESSEX TOURISM AWARDS FINALIST 2010.

Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo

Address

Maldon Road,
Stanway,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO3 0SL

Details

With specially tailored activities combined with some amazing close up animal interactions, this package is a must for any organisation wishing to strengthen and motivate their team.

With different activities available, teams can focus on communication, planning, time budgeting, design, debating skills, reasoning, all whilst having fun!

Full day package includes: (half day package also available)

- Admission to Colchester Zoo for the whole day
- A full programme of activities including feeding the giraffes, elephants and penguins plus two team building activities.
- Tea, coffee, orange juice and hot bacon rolls and croissants on arrival
- Buffet style 2 course lunch with tea and coffee
- Award Ceremony and a souvenir goody bag for each participant
- A souvenir team photograph

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Prices

£79.95 per person (includes breakfast and lunch)
To participate in the morning activities only, 9.00am through to 1.00pm including breakfast and animal feeds costs are £49.95.
To participate in the afternoon activities only (available as a teambuilding event only) 2.00pm to 4.00pm costs are £34.95.
Lunch can also be added to either half-day package at an additional cost of £14.95 per head.
A goody bag and a full day complimentary entry to the zoo for the day of team building experience is also included in the cost.
Prices are subject to change, please check Colchester Zoo's website www.colchesterzoo.org at the time of booking for current prices of this experience.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Oct Fright Night
Sat 21 - Tue 31 Oct Shriek Week
Tue 24 Oct Fright Night
Thu 26 Oct Fright Night
Sat 28 Oct Fright Night
Tue 31 Oct Fright Night

Location

Directions

Plan route to Colchester Zoo using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 953221  Lat: 51.86328 Long: 0.83501

By Road:
From the centre of Colchester take the B1022, Maldon Road and follow the brown elephant signs.

By public transport:
Take bus 75 from Colchester Bus Station. This bus service runs every hour.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Colchester North station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
    • Yesis grass
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Notes

  • Colchester Zoo does have some steep hills. For this reason it offers a reduced rate for the disabled. An Easier Route is in place which it is recommended should be used by wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility.