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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Add Bristol Zoo Gardens to your Itinerary

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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.

Plus, this summer thirteen huge and incredibly life-like animatronic Big Bugs will make the Zoo their home, bringing bug-tastic larger than life fun and excitement to all. This unique exhibition, available free with Zoo admission, will offer budding Bug Rangers, old and young, the chance to get up-close to amazing, moving, hissing, and even water-spraying bugs.

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?



  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - min group size 10 people
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

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


  • 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


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

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 or alternatively visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens website.

    Offer link: Things to do

Guthrie Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 7300

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

Opening Times

Open All Year
Open (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)

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

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