Before purchasing E-tickets why not check out our Zoo Passes!

If you think you’ll be visiting us multiple times this year then a Zoo Pass may be better value for you and your family!

Whether it’s for the play areas, to see your favourite animal or enjoy our special events throughout the year, Colchester Zoo passes offer great fun all year round and pay for themselves after just two visits.

Find out more here


Save money when you buy Colchester Zoo E-tickets!

Select the date of your visit from the calendar to book your tickets and receive great savings! 

Please note that it is not possible to book Etickets on the day of your visit. Etickets have to be bought at least 24hrs in advance.

If you are planning to use a promotional voucher or offer alongside your general Eticket purchase you will be required to queue to redeem these vouchers at a pay desk.

Payment is taken by credit / debit card and securely cleared from your account. Once you have made your payment you will be given a reservation number confirmed to you via an email.

On the day of your visit

1.    Go to the E-ticket kiosk located in the car park outside the entrance foyer of the zoo.
2.    Enter the reservation code which was emailed to you following your purchase into                one of the ticket vending machine 
3.    Your tickets will then be printed and you can head to our main turnstiles where your              tickets will be scanned prior to entry 

Every donation counts

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 today of just £1.


Please check the terms and conditions prior to your purchase.
If you are a teacher visiting with a school, please see our School Page.
If you are visiting with at least 15 paying people, please see our Groups Page.


Opening times: 

9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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