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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 have to be bought at least 24hrs in advance.

For our on the day gate prices, click the date you would like to visit on the calendar 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.


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 Days Out 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.


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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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