The emergence of Covid-19 in the UK, alongside the social distancing measures and tier restrictions that went hand in hand with it, has meant many of our events, days out and activities have been impacted and pushed back to a later point in time.
Fortunately, the end of September saw us able to make a return to one of our favourite venues, Colchester Zoo, to provide families with the opportunity to visit over 220 species of animal that call it home across their 60 acres of parkland and lakes.
The carefully considered socially distanced routes through Colchester Zoo take you through the many different habitats created for the animals that live there. This can range greatly, from their Komodo Dragons’ humid home to their carefully created Africa plain. The Kingdom of the Wild is home to White Rhino, Giraffes, Ostrich, Zebra and Kudu. You can also visit the Orangutan Forest and feed rainbow lorikeets in a tropical walkthrough, to name but a few.
Colchester Zoo cares passionately about the world’s threatened species and created its charity Action for the Wild to assist conservation projects worldwide. This includes their own project, the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
We extend a huge thank you to the Colchester Zoo team for all their support on the visit as always, and of course to Mil-Ken Travel, our travel partner on our away days, who are always exceptional and very much part of the Spectrum family. A truly enjoyable and educative experience that we can’t wait to head back to once more.