Memorial Bench Sponsorship

A memorial bench at Colchester Zoo is a wonderful way to remember a loved one and provides a special place where you can come and visit to reflect on cherished memories with family and friends.

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.

Your sponsorship of a memorial bench helps provide vital funds for the upkeep of animal enclosures, animal food and veterinary costs.

If you are interested in sponsoring a memorial bench here at Colchester Zoo, please fill in our enquiry form below and a member of our friendly team will be in touch. Terms and conditions apply please see terms below.

We understand that Colchester Zoo holds a special place in many people’s hearts and have had numerous requests for ashes to be scattered within the park we therefore are pleased to provide a special occasion for Ash Scattering here at Colchester Zoo. To find out more about this please click here.

Enquiry Form:

    Colchester Zoo Memorial Enquiry Form
    Thank you for your interest in a memorial at Colchester Zoo. Please complete this form with details of your enquiry and a member of our team will be in touch.

    Memorial Enquiry:

    Please note the completion of this form does not confirm your booking.

    For further information please contact our experiences department on 01206 331292 ext. 462 or email

    Full payment is required before your Memorial Bench Sponsorship is processed.
    Memorial Bench Sponsorships are non-refundable.
    Any changes made after processing will incur a fee of £20.00 including VAT.
    Please allow up to 4 weeks for your bench and plaque to be processed.
    Memorial Bench Sponsorship lasts for a period of 10 years from the agreed start date. If its conditions allows, the seating may be left in place after this time. This will be at Colchester Zoo’s absolute discretion.
    Whilst we will do our best to install the bench in your preferred location, we cannot guarantee this. Colchester Zoo reserves the right to move the bench within the sponsorship period.
    We cannot guarantee that the bench will remain in the same position throughout its ten-year lifetime and reserve the right to move it. We will contact the purchaser to agree a suitable relocation.
    In the unlikely event that your bench is damaged or vandalised, we will move your plaque to another bench.
    No unauthorised items or objects should be left on the bench. This includes but is not limited to flowers, cards, ribbons and photos. We reserve the right to remove any unauthorised objects from the bench.
    6 adult complimentary tickets are included within the sponsorship and are valid for 1 use each within 2 years from the agreed start date of sponsorship.
    Complimentary tickets do not qualify holders’ entry to secondary attractions.
    No monetary value is attached to complimentary tickets and they are not for resale. Any found to be resold will be invalidated.
    Once your bench has reached the end of its ten year-period, the bench will stay in the premises but the plaque will be removed and will be made available for you to collect; however, if not collected within a reasonable period, we reserve the right to dispose of it.
    We reserve the right to refuse applications from individuals or groups should we suspect that there would or could be conflict of interest with Colchester Zoo’s mission.
    All memorial bench packages are subject to change if circumstances dictate.
    The data you supply will only be used for the purposes intended and not passes to any third parties.
    Discounts for Zoo Passholders are not available.
    Terms and conditions are subject to change without notification.

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