A trip to the zoo is a guaranteed winner if you’re looking for a fun, family day out. Lions, tigers, mischievous monkeys, and all manner of other wildlife make us jump for joy.
Colchester Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the country and is home to more than 200 different species of animals.
But, we all know that zoos are exhausting places. You walk a lot and the kids are so excited, they’re extremely tired by the end.
In that case, why not book an overnight stay at a hotel near Colchester Zoo? That way, you can enjoy all the fun of the zoo and put your feet up at the end of the day.
Our family rooms for perfect for up to four guests, plus we have one family room for five guests. We’re the best Colchester Zoo hotel for comfort and accessibility.
Aside from Colchester Zoo, there are some great things to do with kids in Colchester, including Jump Street Colchester, Colchester Leisure World and Colchester Castle.
Where better to stay in the historic city of Colchester than a 700 year old hotel? The oldest hotel in Colchester!
You can reach Colchester Zoo from our hotel by car in just 15 minutes. There are good public transport links too if you prefer not to drive.
Turn your day trip to the zoo into an enjoyable overnight break by staying at our Colchester Zoo hotel.
Maybe you’d like to stay the night before your visit so that your morning is less of a rush. Alternatively, having somewhere to relax and spend the night after a long day at the zoo will be very welcome!
Our rooms are comfortable and stylish, and we’re here to help you enjoy every single minute that you’re with us.
It will feel like a mini holiday and the kids will feel like they’ve been whisked off to another world of wildlife fun and history!
Colchester Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the country and has been open since 1963. It is home to more than 200 different species of animals and is set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
Some of the fantastic attractions on offer include Elephant Kingdom, Feathers of The Forest, Dragons of Komodo and Chimpanzee Lookout.
Our top tip is to plan your day around the animal encounters. These include things like feeding displays, training sessions, enrichment activities or simply the chance to hear from the Animal Care Team.
You can find out the times of the encounters when you arrive, or visit the Colchester Zoo website if you’d prefer to plan your day in advance.
Best Western The Rose and Crown Hotel
East Street, Colchester,
Essex, CO1 2TZ
We’re located just outside Colchester city centre, five miles from Colchester Zoo and a 15 minute walk from Colchester Castle.