Save money with a group visit to Colchester Zoo!

Otter-GroupColchester Zoo provides a fantastic day out for groups at amazing value! Save money by booking 15 or more paying people at least 48 hours in advance. 

Teachers booking school trips for their classes of pupils in KS1-KS4 and post 16 qualify for our school rates (click here for school details).

Groups such as rainbows, guides, beavers and cubs qualify to take part in our group sessions at an additional cost per person. Click here for more information on the sessions available.

Don't miss! We have a host of encounters taking place each day, click here for the current timetable. Please note that the timetable may vary on the day of your visit, your Zoo Map which you will be issued with on your visit will detail the encounters for that day.

Groups also receive:

 FREE coach parking
• FREE literature to promote your trip
• FREE meal voucher and FREE day out for each coach driver

• FREE voucher for a hot drink for the group organiser on the day (terms apply)

Winter Group Prices 

Ticket Type                                

 29th October - 30th November 2018
(excluding Magic of Christmas days 24th & 25th Nov)

Adult £12.99
Child (3-15) 
Senior £10.99


Magic of Christmas Group Prices 

Ticket Type                                

24th - 25th November, 1st, 2nd,
8th, 9th, 15th - 24th December 2018

Adult £15.19
Child (3-15) Excluding Santa Experience ticket 
Child (3-15) Including Santa Experience ticket  £17.39
Senior £13.59
*Child's Santa Experience ticket  £7.00

*Optional for those Children who wish to take part in our Santa Experience and receive a 'Papa Penguin & Baby Bleu' penguin soft toy. 

Changes to our guest with disabilty & assistant pricing policy:
From the 29th October 2018 visitors with disabilities can admit one assistant free of charge upon producing verification of disability. CLICK HERE  to find out more.

Further prices for 2018 to be confirmed.


Or to book via telephone please call our Guest Services team on 01206 331292 ext 228, 230 or 235. 

Terms and conditions

Group visits are non-refundable and the date of your visit cannot be moved once booking is complete. Please read our group visit full terms and conditions here prior to booking.
Colchester Zoo reserves the right to alter the published prices at any given time. If you have booked and paid for your tickets at the stated prices these will be honoured.
Please note that by completing a booking you agree to our terms and conditions.


4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

Click here for further closing times


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