Passholder Benefits

Save, save, save!

Colchester Zoo Passes allow you to visit as many times as you like at great value! Whether it’s for the play areas, to see your favourite animal or even for afternoon tea, Colchester Zoo passes offer great fun all year round!

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Gold Pass

(3-15 yrs)

(over 60)
Net  £54.99  £38.33  £46.66
 £11.00  £7.66  £9.33
TOTAL £65.99 £45.99

Please ensure you read our passholder terms and conditions prior to purchasing your pass.

If you are purchasing new Zoo Passes online or over the phone they will be valid from the date on which the order is processed.

For those that choose to renew their Zoo Pass consecutively to receive the 15% discount the pass will be dated from the date of previous pass expiry. 

If you would like to purchase a Zoo Pass as a Gift Voucher please click here.

Recent changes: 
Any guest with a disability will be required to purchase the relevant adult, child or senior Zoo Pass.

If you require assistance during your visits to Colchester Zoo you will be asked to show your valid Zoo Pass as well as verification of disability when entering the zoo at the Fast Track in order to be issued with an assistant ticket FREE of charge. The assistant is only admitted entry free of charge upon request to accompany a guest with disability.

If you purchased Zoo Passes before our policy changes on the 29th October 2018 and it includes an assistant admission this can continue to be used until the renewal date of your Zoo Pass when any new passes purchased will change to our new pricing structure.

20% discount in Penguini's & Southern Kitchen

From 2nd March the minimum spend to receive 20% discount off in The Southern Kitchen and Penguini's Restaurant will be £15.00. Please note that this is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.


SAVE the cost of your admission - UPGRADE to a Zoo Pass during your visit!

If you purchase 4 or more passes in the same transaction you’ll receive a 10% discount! 

Terms and conditions apply, discount not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Give the gift of adventure with a Gold Pass gift voucher!

Colchester Zoo’s Gold Pass One year’s free entry

  • Unlimited entry for a year (Except Christmas Day)
  • Entry to our annual special events. (Please note this does not include pre bookable events, secondary attractions at special events may be charged for.)
  • 10% discount in our gift shops (On selected items)
  • Regular e-letter updates
  • Entrance to selected major zoos free of charge**
  • Child passholders qualify for a reduced rate when they have their birthday party at Colchester Zoo
  • Money off animal experiences for passholders
  • 10% discount in all catering outlets (excluding sweets)
  • 20% discount in Penguini's Restaurant & Southern Kitchen when you spend over £15.00! (not valid in conjunction with any other offer)
  • 25% friends & family discount (for up to 2 accompanying guests per visit. T&Cs apply)
  • Bring two accompanying guests to our Passholder event 'Wake Up with Colchester Zoo'!


If you are renewing your pass consecutively you will qualify for a 15% discount!

Before you complete your purchase you will be asked to print out and retain the terms and conditions. If you are purchasing new Zoo Passes online or over the phone they will be valid from the date of which the order is processed.

**Please check terms and conditions for list of selected major zoos which your gold pass may be used.

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5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

Click here for further closing times


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