The Colchester Zoo Experience

A fantastic family getaway including tickets to the famous Colchester Zoo, three course dinner, overnight stay in a suite and full English breakfast.

Take the family away for a fun filled break with a touch of luxury. Enjoy the day at the famous Colchester Zoo then relax and unwind at Wivenhoe House. Enjoy dinner as you arrive back from your exciting day before staying overnight in one of our luxurious suites then enjoy an indulgent cooked and continental breakfast before returning home.

Family price

Zoo entry, dinner, bed and breakfast from £259

Per person price

Zoo entry, dinner, bed and breakfast from £94.50 for adults

How to book?


Terms and conditions

Family price based on 2 adults and 2 childrens tickets (3-14years) prices; package price can be adjusted to include more or less tickets. Price based on a double room with sofa bed provided. Package price can be adjusted to include an additional room for older children, interconnecting rooms available.)(£25 allocation per adult, and children’s menu provided,

Per person price based on 2 adults sharing a standard double room with £25 dinner allocation per person. Subject to availability. Valid from the 1st June 2015.


find us, however you travel
By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

For Sat Nav please use CO7 9HT and then follow signage to Wivenhoe House. Please note, some Sat Navs may direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park so please check our PDF Map

Download our PDF Map

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.