To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Add Bristol Zoo Gardens to your Itinerary

Ring-tailed Lemur with baby

About

A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Get up close to more than 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe, whilst enjoying 12 acres of award-winning gardens.

With nine under cover animal houses, Bristol Zoo is a wonderful, all weather family attraction. You can see the amazing gorilla family in the unique 180 degree view gorilla house, venture into Twilight World to discover animal secrets after sunset and come face-to-face with their incredible reptiles in the Reptile house. Some other Zoo favourites include Seal & Penguin Coast, Monkey Jungle, Asiatic lions, Bug 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. The more adventurous 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 expert feeding talk and meet invertebrates and reptiles in their daily animal encounters?
 

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

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

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

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
  • Shop

Key Features

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

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

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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 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

  • 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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1493
  • Very Good
    1158
  • Average
    497
  • Poor
    219
  • Terrible
    120

Recent Reviews:

  • David R
    Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely place to visit for any age
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    Even in February there was lots to see and do, not many flowers out this time of year however in late Spring and Summer it will be stunning. Read full review
  • T7626NNdavep
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Season Tickets
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    Purchased annual season tickets for to adults and a child, we will certainly get the value for money from these, plenty to see, ideal for a 3 year old to run around ( he does not walk), plenty yo see. Read full review
  • koolspike
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Animal trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    Went spur of the moment or a Saturday - booked online and saved a small bit of money. Parking was a struggle as was a Saturday and all the car parks full so had to park up the side street (£3 for 3... Read full review
Guthrie Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3HA

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 7300

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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
Last entry is 4:30pm. Animal houses close half an hour before closing time

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

What's Nearby

  1. The Lodge offers luxury accommodation and exotic animals just outside your window. With...

    0.04 miles away
  2. The Lodge offers luxury accommodation and exotic animals just outside your window. With...

    0.04 miles away
  3. Luxury developed flats nestled in Clifton providing the home away from home.

    0.22 miles away
  1. Two double bedroom apartment situated in a quiet residential area of Clifton, yet only 5...

    0.31 miles away
  2. Clifton's luxury boutique town house - contemporary comfort with gorgeous rooms and...

    0.48 miles away
  3. A Georgian mansion hotel with fantastic restaurant, near the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

    0.57 miles away
  4. Located in Clifton in the heart of Bristol, The Clifton Hotel offers a warm welcome and...

    0.57 miles away
  5. The Washington, situated in the heart of Clifton, combines both comfort and convenience...

    0.58 miles away
  6. Luxurious serviced apartments in a classical Georgian terraced house overlooking Victoria...

    0.59 miles away
  7. Boutique serviced apartments, in a stunning Victorian villa in Clifton, one of Bristol’s...

    0.59 miles away
  8. Clifton Short Lets offer short term accommodation situated in the heart of Clifton. The...

    0.64 miles away
  9. This friendly hotel comprises two gracious listed Victorian Houses (circa 1870) situated...

    0.64 miles away
  10. Merchants Road Apartment in Clifton comes with two parking spaces, plus close to all...

    0.65 miles away
  11. An elegant 24 bed facility situated in the heart of Clifton, surrounded by the University...

    0.67 miles away
  12. Famous hotel that sits right on top of the spectacular Avon Gorge, with views of the...

    0.68 miles away
  13. Your Stay Bristol offer budget to luxury serviced apartments in 6 prime locations of your...

    0.82 miles away
Previous Next

Related

The Lodge at Bristol Zoo GardensThe Lodge at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton

Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 2nd March 2019

Meet the Avon Gorge Goat Keeper Walk at Bristol Zoo GardensMeet the Avon Gorge Goat Keeper Walk at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Saturday, 30th March 2019 - Saturday, 30th March 2019

Birdsong on the Downs
more info

Thursday, 11th April 2019 - Thursday, 11th April 2019

Living with Spiders Course at Bristol Zoo GardensLiving with Spiders at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Saturday, 16th February 2019 - Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Zoo Detectives 2019 at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Thursday, 21st February 2019 - Thursday, 21st February 2019

Urban Peregrines talk at Bristol Zoo Gardens. Credit_Helen HallBuild a birdfeeder at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Saturday, 23rd February 2019 - Saturday, 23rd February 2019

Origami Animals at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Keeper Experience at Bristol ZooBecome a keeper for the day at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton

Junior keeper experience at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton

Gorilla VIP Experience at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton

Tuesday, 12th March 2019 - Tuesday, 12th March 2019

Helping hedgehogs at Bristol Zoo GardensHelping hedgehogs at Bristol Zoo Gardens
more info

Search For What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles