Colchester Zoo Prices, Opening Times & BOOKING Tickets

Colchester Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2022

Colchester Zoo is a zoological garden located near Colchester, England.

Opened in 1963, it is home to numerous rare and endangered species such as big cats, primates and birds as well as many invertebrates and fish species. 

According to Wikipedia, it has over 5666 No. of animals and more than 240 species.

The most famous exhibits at the zoo include Edge of Africa, Dragons of Komodo, Wilds of Asia, Orangutan Forest, Lost Madagascar, and Playa Patagonia.

Colchester Zoo Prices & Opening Times are subject to change.

In this article, we explain Colchester Zoo Ticket Prices, Colchester Zoo Opening Times, Colchester Zoo Map, Colchester Zoo Annual Pass, and other useful details.

Colchester Zoo Prices

Colchester Zoo Ticket Prices 2022 — Updated

Below are the latest Colchester Zoo Prices Ticket/Admission in 2022 –

Prices for visits between the 1st November – 28th December

Visits between the 1st November – 28th December 2022

Ticket Type Standard admission Midweek 15% Saver Weekends
10% OFF
TIMED TICKET REQUIRED?
Adult
(16 – 59 yrs)
£20.99 £17.84 £18.89 YES
Child
(3 – 15 yrs)
£17.49 £14.86 £15.74 YES
Senior
(60+)
£19.99 £16.99 £17.99 YES
Under 3 FREE FREE FREE YES
Assistant FREE FREE FREE YE

Prices for visits on Magic of Christmas dates: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th – 24th December

Visits for Magic of Christmas event dates: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th – 24th December 2022.

Ticket Type Standard admission E-ticket admission
10% off
TIMED TICKET REQUIRED?
Adult
(16 – 59yrs)
£20.99 £18.89 YES
Child
(3 – 15yrs)
£18.49 £16.64 YES
Senior
(60+)
£19.99 £17.99 YES
Under 3 FREE FREE YES
Assistant FREE FREE YES
Santa Experience Ticket (Required for children taking part only) £10.00 £10.00 YES

Colchester Zoo Christmas

Santa Experience tickets are SOLD OUT for the 4th & 5th December with limited additional tickets now available for our other Magic of Christmas Dates.

  • Christmas Gift is subject to availability and supply chains.
  • Santa Experience tickets are not included in the cost of admission and must be purchased separately for £10 per child, this includes Child Passholders and under 3s.
  • Adults accompanying children taking part in the Santa Experience do not require a Santa Experience Ticket.
  • If you choose to visit us on one of our late night Christmas Starlight Nights a separate admission ticket is NOT required – this is included in the price above.
  • Zoo Passholders are NOT required to book to visit on a Magic of Christmas event date but MUST pre-book any Santa Experience tickets they require.

Also read: Chester Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2022 — Updated

Colchester Zoo – Magic of Christmas activities below!

  • Santa’s Reindeer Stable – 11 am to 3.30 pm
  • Elves’ Workshop – 11 am to 3.30 pm
  • Christmas Photo Point – 11 am to 3:30 pm
  • Party with the Elves – 3 pm

Colchester Zoo Pass Prices 2022

Below are the latest Colchester Zoo Pass Prices in 2022 –

Pass Kind Current Pass Price:
Adult 16 – 59yrs £69.00
Child 3 – 15yrs £49.00
Seniors 60yrs + £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!

Benefits of Colchester Zoo Pass

  • Unlimited entry for a year (except Christmas Day)
  • Entry to annual special events.
  • 10% discount in gift shops (On selected items)
  • Entrance to selected major zoos free of charge
  • Child pass holders qualify for a reduced rate when they have their birthday party at Colchester Zoo
  • Money off animal experiences for pass holders
  • 25% friends & family discount (for up to 2 accompanying guests per visit.)
  • 20% discount in Penguin’s Restaurant & Southern Kitchen when you spend over £15.00! (not valid in conjunction with any other offer)
  • 10% discount in all catering outlets (excluding sweets)
  • Bring two accompanying guests to the Passholder event ‘Wake Up with Colchester Zoo!

Colchester Zoo Animals

Colchester Zoo is home to 180 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes! 

The total number of species it plays home to is made up of 68 mammals, 47 fish, 19 birds, 34 reptiles, nine invertebrates and seven amphibians.

Also read: Edinburgh Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2022 — Updated  

Colchester Zoo Map — Latest

Navigate your way around Colchester Zoo with our downloadable theme park map, or pick up a copy when you visit – 

colchester zoo map

We recommend bringing a Colchester Zoo Map with you so that you can view all of its exhibits, animals and attraction.

Colchester Zoo Opening Times 2022 — Updated

Colchester Zoo is a full day out the whole family can enjoy! You may need to visit twice to see everything!

Colchester Zoo opens every day from 9.30 am except Christmas Day. Closing times vary according to season.

Please note that the Zoo may close up to 30 minutes prior to closing time stated depending on level of trade.

Last admission to the zoo grounds is 1 hour prior to close.

Last admission to the zoo grounds is 1 hour prior to close.

Saturday 2nd April 2022– Friday 22nd July 2022
Monday to Friday Term time: 5.00pm close

Earliest closing time of 4.30pm

Weekends and School holidays: 5.30pm close
Earliest closing time of 5.00pm

Saturday 23rd July 2022– Sunday 4th September 2022
Monday to Friday, Weekends and School holidays: 6.00pm close

Earliest closing time of 5.30pm

Monday 5th September 2022 – Friday 30th September 2022
Monday to Friday Term time: 5.00pm close
Earliest closing time of 4.30pm

Weekends: 5.30pm close
Earliest closing time of 5.00pm

Saturday 1st October 2022 – Sunday 30th October 2022
Monday to Friday Term time: 4.30pm close
Earliest closing time of 4.00pm

Weekends and school holidays: 5.00pm close
Earliest closing time of 4.30pm

Monday 31st October 2022 – Saturday 31st December 2022
Monday to Friday Term time: 4.00pm close
Earliest closing time of 3.30pm

Weekends and school holidays: 4.30pm close
Earliest closing time of 4.00pm

Sunday 25th December 2022 – CLOSED

All of the above dates and closing times are subject to change.

Colchester Zoo management reserve the right to close all or parts of Colchester Zoo as required. Please read our entry terms and conditions prior to your visit. 

Below are the Colchester Zoo Opening Times in 2022 (at the time of writing this article) –

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SUNDAY

Colchester Zoo Opening Times Saturday

Colchester Zoo on Saturday is open from

Colchester Zoo Opening Times Sunday

Colchester Zoo on Sunday is open from

Colchester Zoo Feeding Time 2022

This short feed experience is available to take part in at either 12.30 pm or 2.30 pm daily

ADMISSION TICKETS ARE NOT INCLUDED AND MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY. 

Each £20 booking covers up to 5 people to take part – this money will go straight Colchester Zoo’s Operating Fund.

Also read: Marwell Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2022 — Updated 

Is Colchester Zoo free parking?

Colchester Zoo is situated on Maldon Road in Stanway. 

Car parking is free and disabled car parking spaces are available close to the zoo entrance.

Colchester Zoo Jobs & Careers

Colchester Zoo is a fantastic place to work and, with a large team of permanent and seasonal staff, we are proud to be one of the biggest employers in the Colchester area.

To view current vacancies and jobs available, visit

Also read: Banham Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2022 — Updated  

How Do I Contact Colchester Zoo?

To contact Colchester Zoo via telephone please dial 01206 331292.

For out of hours emergency contact please dial 01206 331292.

If you require assistance please email at enquiries@colchesterzoo.org.

For other inquiries –

Conclusion

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need to book for Colchester Zoo?

All paying visitors MUST pre-book online in advance of their visit. 

Tickets are available in 30-minute time slots to help stagger arrivals and manage the density of people within the park.

Do you have to pay for parking at Colchester Zoo?

No, You are welcome to park in the Zoo’s large car park free of charge. 

How much is a taxi from Colchester to Colchester Zoo?

The quickest way to get from Colchester (Station) to Colchester Zoo is to taxi which costs £15 – £19 and takes 8 min. 

Does Colchester Zoo take cash?

Yes, but cash is only used as a last resort. 

Can you take your own food to Colchester Zoo?

Yes, there are loads of eating places in the zoo and lots of picnic areas if you wish to bring your own food. 

Is Colchester Zoo open in December – on Christmas Day?

Colchester Zoo is open every day from 9.30 am except on Christmas Day.