Colchester Zoo

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    Zoos, Wildlife and Countryside

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01206 331292
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Colchester Zoo Maldon Road Stanway Colchester Essex

With over 270 species set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, more than 50 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, The Lost Madagascar Express road train and so ...

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Kid's Zoo Academy (either Fledgling Keeper or Zoo Cadet)
Children learn about animals including how we care for animals and what it's like to be a zoo keeper. Participants will get to experience being a zoo keeper and having hands-on, behind the scenes learning experiences with some of the animals. For more information about these experiences please go to:
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Age Range: 6 - 13
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Learning at the Zoo Activity Packs
Children learn about natural history and animals including learning about endangered species. They will observe live animals and learn from a variety of sources e.g. reading educational signs, attending feeding sessions and shows. The pack is can be downloaded and printed off from the Essex Children's University website at: heck out the updated and new activity packs for Colchester Zoo are available to download and print off at the bottom of this page. Children can complete as much of each booklet on any one day as they like (up to a maximum of 6 hours per day) and get it stamped at Guest Services when they've finished.
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Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes