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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Bristol Zoo Gardens: 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.

Watch your favourite animals

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.

Splash and ZooRopia

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?

 

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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

Video

  • ZooRopia

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 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

  • 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

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1516
  • Very Good
    1172
  • Average
    506
  • Poor
    223
  • Terrible
    118

Recent Reviews:

  • macblank2019
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    The Hide restaurant.
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    There's been a lot said about this place, and despite previous visits to the zoo, we'd only previously had a coffee there... Well not any longer, as on.monday 15th April 2019, we ate there. PRICE I... Read full review
  • IanRedfearn1966
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Excellent day
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    This is a terrific zoo that makes the most of its limited space. The animal collection is entirely appropriate for the space available. The enclosures are all very well designed and healthy spaces... Read full review
  • Lgale94
    Westbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Longleat is much better
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 18th April 2019
    Although longleat is more expensive I would highly recommend longleat over Bristol zoo. Massive lack of interactive experiences. Lack of variety and over priced. Was expecting it to be a day trip... 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)

* Open 9am - 5pm, every day except Christmas Day
Last entry is 4pm. Animal houses close half an hour before closing time

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