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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Add Bristol Zoo Gardens to your Itinerary

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About

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.

This summer, kids go free to the Zoo with a full paying adult! Valid 23rd July - 4th September, visit the Bristol Zoo website to download the voucher or keep an eye out for one the Bristol Zoo leaflet around the city.

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?

Gardener for the Day Experience

Experience a unique opportunity to learn from our experts, ask any questions you may have and apply your newly found knowledge at home! Join them for a special one-on-one, full days gardening experience with a member of their award winning gardening team - the perfect adventure for any horticulture enthusiast!

Your behind the scenes experience will begin around 8:30am, where you will be kitted out with your very own souvenir gardening T-shirt and explore the gardens of the Zoo before they open to the public. Embark on the morning gardening rounds and visit some of their amazing animals as they wake up.

Bristol Zoo Gardens are the proud winners of a vast number of respected horticultural awards and this is your chance to truly get involved. Share knowledge and experience with one of their highly trained gardeners, whilst gaining an extra special insight as to how we keep our gardens at a beautifully high standard and gain top-tips for how you can replicate this once back at home.

For only £150 per person the Gardener for the Day experience takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8.30am – 4.00pm.

You will also be provided with a £10 lunch voucher that is redeemable at their Coral Café.

To book, call the bookings team on 0117 9747 328 or email bookingsteam@bristolzoo.org.uk for more information.

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

  • 20% off entry for those cycling to Bristol Zoo

    The offer: Enjoy 20% 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2016

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1043
  • Very Good
    832
  • Average
    354
  • Poor
    172
  • Terrible
    73

Recent Reviews:

  • Heidi S
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Loads to do here, Staff are very friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 2nd December 2016
    I am an annual member here and have been for a number of years I love coming here because I can get fake tattoos, feed the lorikeets, talk to the staff and do the animal encounters which u can... Read full review
  • Sn0wy111
    Leicester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 1st December 2016
    Fab day out. Pre-booked online, so we fast tracked in. An excellent map to navigate us around. Price per person was also very reasonable. Read full review
  • Amanda H
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    good zoo, always something to see
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 29th November 2016
    We are members of the zoo so attend quite a lot. Its nice to see the focus on smaller animals and conservation. The down side is that it can be very crowded at weekends and holidays. 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 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
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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