Zoos, Aquariums & Animal Attractions in Bristol

Our animal attractions are world-class, and you can meet animals from all over the world including elephants, gorillas, sharks, lions and cheetahs.

Bristol Zoo Project is home to a wide range of animals including bears, lemurs, cheetahs, wallabies and a pack of wolves. The site is a hub for conservation, where you can learn about endangered species and habitat protection, listen to talks and book onto animal experiences where you can become zookeeper for a day, get up close to cheetahs or create enrichment for meerkats.

There’s also a whole underwater world to discover at Bristol Aquarium, where you’ll venture under water and meet rays, turtles, tiny seahorses and sharks! For people with sensory or accessible needs, Bristol Aquarium host even calmer days where music, and children's rides are turned off for the day, and light levels are also increased.

The multi award-winning Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is home to over 100 species, including African elephants, zebra and meerkats. Their Wings of Wonder display showcases owls, hawks, falcons and eagles, and there are also 10 play areas across the site to keep children entertained, which include accessible play equipment.

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park has a range of animals in their farm which you can meet at interactive sessions and talks, including ponies, meerkats, alpaca, red foxes, reindeer, rabbits, guinea pigs, and birds of prey.

Explore the vast grounds of the famous  Longleat Safari Park to see lions, tigers, wolves, koalas, red panda, sea lions and more. Kids will enjoy exploring the Adventure Castle, while the whole family can race to find the centre of the Hedge Maze. Board the miniature Longleat Railway to see more of the park, or take a boat ride to see if you can spot hippos.

If you want to meet some more farm-iliar animals, head to one of Bristol’s city farms such as Windmill Hill City Farm, which is an excellent way to experience nature in the heart of Bristol. Little ones can burn off some excess energy in the playground before relaxing in the farm cafe.

You’ll find even more animal attractions within easy reach of the city, including Chew Valley Animal ParkWWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Wolfridge Alpaca Barn. So you’re never far from a day out for animal lovers! Some of these attractions will have seasonal opening hours, so please check their website before visiting.

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