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Admission Prices

Please check the relevant admission table according to the date of your visit.

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SAVE! Check out our Zoo Passes!

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 tables below!
Please note that it is not possible to book E-tickets on the day of your visit. E-tickets have to be bought at least 24hrs in advance.

Spring Season 2017:

The following prices apply to visits from 11th February 2017 - 31st March 2017

10% E-ticket discount applies to February Half term:
February: 11th- 19th

15% E-ticket discount applies to the following term time dates:
February: 20th - 28th
March: 1st - 31st March 

Ticket Type 15% E-ticket
term time price 

10% E-ticket  
Half Term price

Gate Price

Gold Pass
(1 year membership)

Adult £15.29 £16.19 £17.99 £59.99
Child (3-14yrs) £11.89 £12.59 £13.99 £39.99
Senior (Over 60yrs) £13.59 £14.39 £15.99 £49.99
Disabled £7.64 £8.09 £8.99 £29.99
Carer £7.64 £8.09 £8.99

*Terms and conditions apply

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Main Season 2017:

The following prices apply to visits from 1st April - 22nd July 2017

10% E-ticket discount applies to February Half term:
Easter Holidays: 1st April - 17th April 2017
May Bank holiday: 29th April - 1st May 2017
May Half Term: 27th May - 4th June 2017

15% E-ticket discount applies to the following term time dates:
April: 18th - 28th 
May: 2nd - 26th 
June: 5th June - 21st July 

Ticket Type 15% E-ticket
term time price 

10% E-ticket  
Half Term price

Gate Price

Gold Pass
(1 year membership)

Adult £19.54 £20.69 £22.99 £59.99
Child (3-14yrs) £13.59 £14.39 £15.99 £39.99
Senior (Over 60yrs) £17.84 £18.89 £20.99 £49.99
Disabled £9.77 £10.35 £11.50 £29.99
Carer £9.77 £10.35 £11.50

*Terms and conditions apply

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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.


Please be aware that we only accept Tesco Clubcard Vouchers marked as One Day Entry Tokens specifically for Colchester Zoo. Find out more here

Colchester Zoo WILL accept Tesco Colchester Zoo One Day Entry Tokens for admission on Magic of Christmas and Christmas Starlight Night event dates. However if any child entering on a Tesco Days Out Token wishes to visit The Santa Experience they will be required to purchase a £7.00 Santa Experience Ticket. This can be purchased on the day from the entrance pay boxes or from our Guest Services department. Please note that generic Tesco Days Out Clubcard Deals Vouchers are no longer accepted.

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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.


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Voluntary Donation

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

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Child

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

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Disabled

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

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Carer

One carer may also enter at the same rate as the disabled rate.

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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

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Payment

Colchester Zoo accepts cash and all valid credit and debit cards (except American Express). Cheques are no longer accepted.

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Parking

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

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OPENING TIMES

Opening times: 

9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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