Admission Prices

Please select the date you wish to visit from the calendar below.

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If you think you’ll be visiting throughout the year then a Zoo Pass may be better value for you and your family! Please read our passholder terms and conditions prior to purchasing your pass.

E-tickets: SAVE on the cost of your admission!

Check out our exclusive E-ticket discounts on our admission table below!
Please note that it is not possible to book E-tickets on the day of your visit. 
E-tickets MUST be purchased at least 24hrs in advance.

E-tickets are valid for the date selected at the time of purchase only, payments for E-tickets are non-refundable. Please read our full terms & conditions before purchasing E-tickets. 

For our on-the-day gate prices, click the coloured square for the date you would like to visit below

VAT at 20% is included in these prices which goes directly to the Government.

Please help us by giving a donation on your transaction of just £1. Please just let the cashier know if you do not wish to donate before you pay your admission.

Supervision of Children

Unfortunately we are unable to allow admittance to children under the age of 16 yrs without a full paying adult or adult passholder. Children under the age of 16yrs must be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 16yrs at all times whilst inside the park. Unsupervised children will not be granted admission. 

During late night openings children under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult/guardian aged 18yrs or over at all times whilst on the premises. Unaccompanied children under 16yrs will not be admitted.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Please be aware that we only accept Tesco Clubcard Vouchers marked as One Day Entry Tokens specifically for Colchester Zoo, generic Tesco Days Out Clubcard Deals monetary vouchers have not been issued for Colchester Zoo since July 2014 and so are no longer accepted as payment towards your visit.  Find out more here.

Colchester Zoo one day entry tokens can be used to visit Colchester Zoo during school holidays and special event days including Magic of Christmas event days and Halloween Fright Nights but a fee will be charged to access certain secondary attractions within the park on these special event days.

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Every donation counts

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Colchester Zoo's Action for the Wild is a charity and relies on you to continue our vital conservation work. We support 21 projects worldwide including our UmPhafa Nature Reserve in South Africa.

Please help us by giving a donation on your transaction of just £1. Please just let the cashier know if you do not wish to donate before you pay your admission.

Find out how your visits help Colchester Zoo and its animals here.

Please be aware that Colchester Zoo reserves the right to alter the published prices at any given time. If you have purchased your tickets at the stated prices these will be honoured.



Colchester Zoo accepts cash and all valid credit and debit cards except American Express and Diners card. Cheques are no longer accepted.
Admission is non refundable. 


Voluntary Donation

Please just let the cashier know if you do not wish to donate before you pay your admission.



Children under the age of 3 are free of charge. Children need to be paid for from their 3rd birthday.


Rates for those with disability

A discounted rate is available for those with disability, due to the challenging terrain. Please follow the “Easier Route” indicated by the yellow line on the ground. Please note that verification of disability status will be required e.g Blue Badge, letter etc.


Assistance for those with disability

One assistant may also enter at the same rate as the guest with disability.


Group Rate

Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more paying persons who book at least 48 hours in advance. Click here for group admission prices



Colchester Zoo has ample car parking which is free of charge. There are also cycle racks located close to the zoo entrance.



Opening times:

10th Feb onwards:
9.30am - 5.00pm
*Last admission 4.00pm

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