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image for Wildlife & Nature Event item typeFright Nights at Colchester Zoo

  • VistEngland VAQAS
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife & Nature Event, Sat 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019, £14.99-£23.99

VAQAS

Halloween

Halloween

Address

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

Details

Join us on the 26th, 28th, 30th, 31st October & 2nd November ONLY as Colchester Zoo remains open until 9.30pm!
As the daylight fades and the darkness sets in you’ll be able to enjoy some frightfully good attractions and activities which are sure to scare and delight! Our team are ready…are you!?

Activities will include:
The Haunted Church
Train of Terror
Fright Night at the Movies (Part 2)
The Glow Show
The Outback Track
Selected late night animal feeds

Our catering outlets will also remain open into the evening so you can enjoy dinner at Colchester Zoo or perhaps a warming hot chocolate or tasty trick or treat! Don’t forget your torch!

Important Information
All event dates, times and activities are subject to change.

Access to the park during Fright Nights is included in your admission however some secondary attractions are only accessible with a valid wristband which can be purchased for an additional fee per person.

Please be aware that areas of the zoo will be closed throughout our Fright Nights and that animal viewing cannot be guaranteed after dark.

https://www.colchester-zoo.com/event/fright-nights-3/

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 26 Oct - Sat 2 Nov 2019
Fright Nights are on selected dates only.

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.