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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Add Bristol Zoo Gardens to your Itinerary

Ring-tailed Lemur with baby

About

New for 2017 – DinoMania.

They ruled the Earth for millions of years and now dinosaurs are making a comeback at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

From Saturday May 27 until Sunday September 3, eleven huge, life-like animatronic dinosaurs will make the Zoo their home for three months this summer, taking visitors on a journey that started 65 million years ago.

Among those waiting to be discovered around the Zoo include a Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegoceras, Giganotosaurus, and other ancient creatures, all of which will be brought to life using state-of-the-art technology and animatronics.

This unique exhibition, which is included with normal Zoo admission, will offer visitors of all ages the chance to get up-close to moving, roaring, hissing, growling and even water-spraying creatures they’ve only read about in books or seen in films.

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens. Visitors will come face-to-face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.

With nine under cover animal houses, Bristol Zoo is a wonderful, all weather family attraction. Visitors can see the amazing gorillas family in the new and unique 180 degree view gorilla house, stroll through the tropical Butterfly Forest or become immersed in the impressive Seal and Penguin Coast. Some other Zoo favourites include Monkey Jungle, Reptile house, Asiatic lions, Bug World, Twilight World, Meerkat Lookout and the Aquarium.

Don’t forget to visit Splash, a water-play area with streams, dams and the chance to get your toes wet. Nearby, you can feed nectar to colourful lorikeets (small charge applies).

More adventurous visitors can have a go on the aerial ropes course, ZooRopia, and swing alongside some of the Zoo’s most popular animals – gibbons and gorillas – before flying down the zip wire (restrictions and charges apply).

If that’s not enough why not take in one of the daily animal shows, feeds and talks?

Visit the Zoo Updates page for updates on works and events

Tags: Bristol Zoo, Bristol Zoo Gardens

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - min group size 10 people

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - 8 / 9 bus and City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour
  • Parking (charge) - The zoo has a car park with parking chaged at £3

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups - Please contact the Zoo for details
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open all year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Video

  • Child Goes Free... last one to the Zoo is a gorilla poo!

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Special Offers

  • 33% off entry for those cycling to Bristol Zoo

    The offer: Enjoy 33% off entry to Bristol Zoo Gardens if you can provide proof of cycling i.e a helmet.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact Bristol Zoo Gardens on 0117 974 7306 mentioning that you saw the offer on visitbristol.co.uk or alternatively visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens website.

    Offer link: Things to do

  • 33% off entry if you arrive by bus

    The offer: As part of Bristol Zoo’s vision ‘a sustainable future for wildlife and people’, they would like to reward their guests for arriving at Bristol Zoo via a sustainable transport option. Simply show your completed voucher (download from the link below) and proof of travel in order to take advantage of this amazing offer! Your bus ticket needs to be valid for the same day as your visit to Bristol Zoo in order for the discount to apply.

    Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online. (They will refund 33% of your online ticket price with proof of sustainable travel, gate tickets will be automatically discounted).

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Zoo website.

    Offer link: Things to do

  • 2-day Zoo Conservation Academy

    The offer: Calling all children who love wildlife and the Zoo!

    The Zoo’s interactive two-day academy is for children who love animals and would like to find out more about working with, and protecting, wildlife. During the fun-packed academy, children will find out how they manage the health of their animals, how to design an enclosure, what it takes to be an animal keeper and keep the animals busy, why they study animals in the wild and how they can get involved and help endangered species.

    Age: 8 -12 years

    Dates: 25th – 26th July or 22nd – 23rd August 2017

    Time: 10am – 4.30pm

    Location: Conservation and Education Centre, Bristol Zoo Gardens

    Only £100 for two days of activity-packed adventure!

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book contact Bristol Zoo on 0117 428 5441, mentioning that you saw the offer on visitbristol.co.uk or email education@bristolzoo.org.uk

    Offer link: Summer offers

  • Kids go free!

    The offer: Kids go free with one paying adult until 3 September.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to print your voucher visit the .

    Offer link: Summer offers

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1222
  • Very Good
    952
  • Average
    410
  • Poor
    189
  • Terrible
    89

Recent Reviews:

  • Dan K
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Good way to spend the day
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th August 2017
    We visited yesterday and really enjoyed the day. Obviously quite busy but felt that we got to see everything. We visited The Hide restaurant for lunch. Quality of the food was good but waiting staff... Read full review
  • georginanaraido
    Boston, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Absolutely Brilliant Day..!!!!!!!!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    We had a fantastic day at Bristol Zoo. We paid on the door so it cost us £22.00 but if you bought the tickets online it was cheaper. There are so many animals to see and things for the kids to do... Read full review
  • Phil M
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Pleasant surprise
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    I've not visited a zoo since my childhood, (Bristol Zoo actually) and as someone inclined to dislike the notion of wild animals in captivity, I approached my visit with feelings of nostalgia and... Read full review
Guthrie Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3HA

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 7300

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
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Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2009
  • Visit EnglandCode of Practice Code of Practice 2012

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday09:0017:00*
Tuesday09:0017:00*
Wednesday09:0017:00*
Thursday09:0017:00*
Friday09:0017:00*
Saturday09:0017:00*
Sunday09:0017:00*

* Open every day except Christmas Day
Opening Times - British Summer Time 9am - 5.30pm. Standard hours 9am - 5pm.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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