The below price increase due on the 4th April has been postponed.

Colchester Zoo Passes allow you to visit all year round!

Due to the current COVID-19 safety measures we have in place, we are allowing a limited number of visitors to enter the Zoo per day. Passholders can visit after 1:00pm WITHOUT the need to pre-book at weekends. Midweek we are trialling reopening the zoo to all valid Zoo Passholders without the need to pre-book. Find out more here.

Gold Pass prices:

Pass Kind Current Pass price: Price increase currently postponed
Adult 16 – 59yrs £65.99 £69.00
Child 3 – 15yrs £45.99 £49.00
Senior 60yrs + £55.99 £59.00

*All prices above are inclusive of VAT.

If you purchase 4 or more Zoo Passes in the same transaction you’ll receive a 10% discount! *T&Cs apply, offer not currently available for purchases made online or in conjunction with any other offer.


Please ensure you read our passholder terms and conditions prior to purchasing your pass. If you are purchasing new Zoo Passes online or over the phone they will be valid from the date on which your order is made.

In order to purchase a NEW Zoo Pass we kindly ask that you purchase ‘Paying’ Admission tickets and upgrade this to a Zoo Pass on the day of your visit with our Guest Services team.

Tickets to visit can be purchased here.

Benefits with your Zoo Pass:

  • Unlimited entry for a year (Except Christmas Day)
    Please be aware that your visit date and a time slot MUST currently be pre-booked due to COVID-19 safety measures we have in place.
  • Entry to our annual special events.
    (Please note this does not include pre-bookable events, secondary attractions, or out of hours special events which may be charged for.)
  • 10% discount in our gift shops (On selected items)
  • Entrance to selected major zoos free of charge**
    (This is currently unavailable as reciprocal Zoos are not currently accepting passholders from other parks)
  • Child passholders qualify for a reduced rate when they have their birthday party at Colchester Zoo
  • Money off animal experiences for passholders
  • 10% discount in all catering outlets (excluding sweets)
  • 20% discount in Penguini’s Restaurant & Southern Kitchen when you spend over £15.00! (not valid in conjunction with any other offer)
  • 25% friends & family discount (for up to 2 accompanying guests per visit. T&Cs apply)
    This offer is not currently available.
  • Bring two accompanying guests to our Passholder event ‘Wake Up with Colchester Zoo! (This event is not taking place in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions)

Give the gift of a Zoo Pass with a voucher!

If you would like to purchase a Zoo Pass Gift voucher this will be valid for 3 months from the date of purchase – the recipient then has this time to call or visit us to redeem the voucher and collect their pass.

Guests with a disability:

Any guest with a disability will be required to purchase the relevant adult, child or senior Zoo Pass.

If you require assistance during your visits to Colchester Zoo you will be asked to show verification of disability when your Zoo Pass is processed allowing you to have an assistant visit with you FREE of charge each time you wish to visit with your valid Zoo Pass.

T&Cs of Zoo Pass:

Please read our Zoo Passholder terms and conditions prior to purchasing your pass.

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