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image for Wildlife & Nature Event item typeDino Day at Colchester Zoo

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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife & Nature Event, Sat 12 Oct 2019, £14.99-£23.99

VAQAS

Baby Dinosaur

Baby Dinosaur

Address

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

Details

Take a step back in time and join us for this one-off Roar-some event as you have the chance to meet and interact with GIANT Rex, Raptor and Baby Dinosaurs!

Activity Timetable:
Dinosaur Encounters
Watch in awe as the dinosaurs walk amongst you with their rangers – GIANT Rex is an ginormous 12ft high and cute babies will be available to meet and greet!

11:00am – 11:30am Meet Ritchie the Raptor!
11:30am – 11:50am The dinosaur babies go exploring
12:00pm – 12:20pm Meet Zeus the GIANT Rex
12:00pm – 12:30pm Ritchie the Raptor is out once again
1:00pm – 1:20pm A second chance to see the GIANT Rex
1:30pm – 1:50pm Meet the cute dinosaur babies
2:00pm – 2:20pm Your final chance to meet GIANT Rex!
3:00pm – 3:30pm See the Raptor for the final day

Dino Dig 11am – 3.30pm
You’ll also be able to become an archaeologist at the Dino Dig – see what dinosaur bones you discover and learn more about the fossils you find!

This is an event not to be missed!
https://www.colchester-zoo.com/event/save-the-dino-date/

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

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Oct 2019

Prices

Please check Colchester Zoo's website before visiting.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 22 Sep Character Breakfast
Sat 28 Sep Starlight Safari Night!
Sat 12 Oct Dino Day
Sat 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov Fright Nights
Sat 26 Oct - Sun 3 Nov Shriek Week

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

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.