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Come to a magical Christmas experience at Bristol Zoo Gardens

17th October 2018

Categories: Latest News

Bristol Zoo Gardens has unveiled magical plans for a Christmas grotto that everyone will want to visit.

Children along with their grown-ups will step inside the grotto at the heart of the Zoo for an experience they will never forget.

Inside a fire will be crackling, busy elves will be hurrying around, letters will be written to Father Christmas and magical wardrobe doors will lead to a snowy Christmas experience they will talk about for years to come.

Paul Pritchard, Bristol Zoo Gardens Head of Marketing, said: “This will be a unique grotto that no one will have ever experienced before at the Zoo. We don’t want to give too much away but we are certain people really will believe they are being transported into a magical world.

“Just imagine the thrill of stepping from a normal room into a land where there is snow on the ground and trees all around. It will be rather like the stories of Narnia where the children walked into another world but in our case they will find Father Christmas waiting for them.”

Bristol Zoo Gardens will be lit up with festive lights including special animal shapes and there will be a giant Christmas tree as well. Christmas gifts, including Zoo experiences, animal adoptions and Zoo memberships, among others, will also be available to purchase.

Children will also be able to have their faces painted in the Terrace Theatre near to the site of the Christmas Grotto and there will be festive food and drink available at the Hide café restaurant.

Bristol Zoo’s Christmas grotto will open on Saturday December 1 and will remain open right through until Sunday December 23 when Father Christmas needs to leave to get ready for his big night of deliveries.

Paul added: “It’s going to be a very special Christmas at Bristol Zoo. One that everyone will enjoy and remember.”

Christmas trees will also be on sale from the Zoo’s West Car Park. Dates and prices will be announced over the coming weeks.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the Zoo, but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents.

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