Welcome To a World of Wildlife!

December Closures

Due to essential maintenance and improvements, the Zoo and Macawbers Café will only be open on the following dates in December –

Sat 6th, Sun 7th, Sat 13th, Sun 14th and Sat 27th to Wed 31st.

We will be closed on New Year’s Day. Normal opening resumes on Fri 2nd January 2015.

Please see here for opening times. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone for their support throughout the year and look forward to seeing you again in 2015.


Tropical Wings Zoo is proud to be one of the best interactive zoo attractions in Essex and boasts one of the finest tropical houses in the UK, a miniature oasis where you can experience a tropical feel on any day of the year. There’s fun for all the family during our interactive daily encounter programme of keeper talks and animal feeds whether its feeding a wallaby, brushing a goat, taking a closer look at the lemurs or holding a bug!  Or see our most recent exhibit the beautiful Capybara in their new enclosure. With indoor soft play and outdoor activity play areas plus Tractorland and Diggerland rides there is something for everyone.

Our aim is be the best small family zoo attraction in the country!

Whatever the weather and whatever your age

– there is always something to ‘see, learn, discover and do!’ We look forward to seeing you soon!

   Watch the ‘In With The Lemurs’ animal encounter