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Special Senses Day at Colchester Zoo

Special Senses Day at Colchester Zoo

On the 2nd July Colchester Zoo will be holding its annual Special Senses Day, a great day out that has been designed to make the zoo fun and accessible for all abilities.

This is a fantastic opportunity for visitors with a range of disabilities to get more involved with activities at the zoo and there will be special encounter sessions for anyone that is registered disabled and a sensory awareness zone with touch and sniff activities, live animals and crafts.

Highlights of the day will include the ‘Special Senses Show’ at the Wild about Animal’s Theatre and the assistance dog team demonstration at the Displays Arena. The ‘Special Senses Show’ will explain all about how animals use their senses for survival and the assistance dog team demonstration will give visitors an insight into the expert training that the specialist hearing dogs receive.

Families with deaf children are invited to visit the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) Listening Bus, the UK’s only touring information centre for deaf children and over the course of the day there will also be British Sign Language Interpreted feeds and displays for hearing impaired visitors throughout the zoo.

Start/Finish times: 9.30am – 6.30pm (last admissions to zoo grounds at 5.30pm)

Ticket costs:
Adult rate – £16.99
Child rate – £10.50
Senior (over 60) rate – £13.99

Disabled rate – £8.50

Carers – 1 Carer may also enter at the same rate as the season appropriate Disabled rate
Please note verification of disability status will be required to qualify for the concessionary rate. e.g Blue Badge, letter etc.

Please check out the website on for more information and for

enquiries, please telephone: 01206 331292

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