We understand that Colchester Zoo holds a special place in many people’s hearts and we are therefore pleased to provide a wonderful way to remember a loved one.

Memorial Bench Sponsorship

For a minimum of £1,200.00 you can dedicate a bench in memory of a loved one with a personalised plaque.

Memorial Bench Sponsorship includes:

  • A recycled material bench located within the Zoo grounds for a period of 10 years, location of the bench can be discussed with our friendly team.
  • A brass effect plaque with a personalised message (up to 60 characters) which can be collected at the end of the 10 year period.
  • 6 adult complimentary admission tickets valid for 2 years.

Ash Scattering

For a minimum of £500.00 you can arrange for the scattering of ashes here at Colchester Zoo and share the moment with close family and friends.

Ash Scattering includes:

  • Exclusive early morning access for up to 10 people.
  • Zoo Host to greet and guide you to the location agreed
  • Light morning refreshments including a hot drink and pastry per person.
  • Admission to spend the rest of the day at the Zoo.


As a registered charity, Colchester Zoological Society relies completely on donations in order to support vital conservation projects worldwide. Your gift can really make a difference to help us support endangered species which in some cases are facing extinction in the wild. Any size of gift will help us to continue our charitable work.

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