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image for Outdoor Event item typeMagic of Christmas at Colchester Zoo

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Outdoor Event, from 3 Dec 2016

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

Christmas at Colchester Zoo

Christmas at Colchester Zoo

Special Offers

  • Offer: Buy E-tickets in advance to visit Colchester Zoo weekend term time for a 10% discount! 

    Please note:

    * E-Tickets provide entry to Colchester Zoo for one day only.
    * They can be purchased for any date marked as available on the calendar.
    * Tickets cannot be purchased for use on the same day.
    * Access will be denied if tickets are not valid for the right rate.
    * E-Tickets cannot be used in combination with any promotions, discounts or any other vouchers including Tesco Deals Vouchers.
    * Electron cards cannot be processed.

    Tickets:

    Please note that once you have processed your transaction, you payment will be taken and you will be given a reservation number to put into the ticket vending machine situated at the entrance to Colchester Zoo. Your ticket purchase will also be confirmed to you via an email.

    PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO THE TICKET OFFICE AT THE ZOO - YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ON-LINE ON THEIR WEBSITE AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFOREHAND TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT.

    Dates valid:
    • Tue 8 Mar - Sat 31 Dec 2016
    Request voucher
  • Offer: Buy E-tickets in advance to visit Colchester Zoo weekdays during term time for a 15% discount!

    Please note:

    * E-Tickets provide entry to Colchester Zoo for one day only.
    * They can be purchased for any date marked as available on the calendar.
    * Tickets cannot be purchased for use on the same day.
    * Access may be denied if you visit with tickets that are not valid for the right rate.
    * E-Tickets cannot be used in combination with any promotions, discounts or any other vouchers including Tesco Deals Vouchers.
    * Electron cards cannot be processed.

    Tickets:

    Please note that once you have processed your transaction, you payment will be taken and you will be given a reservation number to put into the ticket vending machine situated at the entrance to Colchester Zoo. Your ticket purchase will also be confirmed to you via an email.

    PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO THE TICKET OFFICE AT THE ZOO - YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ON-LINE ON THEIR WEBSITE AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFOREHAND TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT.


    Dates valid:
    • Tue 8 Mar - Sat 31 Dec 2016
    Request voucher
  • Offer: Buy Etickets in advance to visit Colchester Zoo during the school holidays and for special events and save 5%! 

    Please note:

    * E-Tickets provide entry to Colchester Zoo for one day only.
    * They can be purchased for any date marked as available on the calendar.
    * Tickets cannot be purchased for use on the same day.
    * Access may be denied if you visit with tickets that are not valid for the right rate.
    * E-Tickets cannot be used in combination with any promotions, discounts or any other vouchers including Tesco Deals Vouchers.
    * Electron cards cannot be processed.

    Tickets:

    Please note that once you have processed your transaction, you payment will be taken and you will be given a reservation number to put into the ticket vending machine situated at the entrance to Colchester Zoo. Your ticket purchase will also be confirmed to you via an email.

    PLEASE DO NOT PRESENT THIS VOUCHER TO THE TICKET OFFICE AT THE ZOO - YOU MUST PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ON-LINE ON THEIR WEBSITE AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFOREHAND TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNT.


    Dates valid:
    • Tue 8 Mar - Sat 31 Dec 2016
    Request voucher

Address

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

Details

Be transported into a winter wonderland at Colchester Zoo this Christmas to meet Santa’s beautiful reindeer, take a seat at the panto and on selected night’s stay on into the evening to enjoy the beautiful illuminations!

You'll have the opportunity to indulge in tasty festive treats from the Elves' Kitchen and make Christmas crafts at the Elf’s Workshop!

You can also enjoy our Santa Grotto Experience and journey through fantastic Christmas scenery in this magical wonderland before being greeted by our Elves and meeting Santa himself to receive a special gift.*

Please note that Tesco Deals vouchers cannot be used on Magic of Christmas event days.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled 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

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 10 - Sun 11 Dec 2016 09:30 to 16:30
Sat 17 - Sat 24 Dec 2016 09:30 to 16:30

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 accessDisabled access
  • 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
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

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.