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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. Visitors will come face to face with over 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe.

Visitors to Bristol Zoo can see the family of gorillas, including gorilla baby, Kukeña, 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, and the Aquarium.

Don’t forget to visit Explorers’ Creek which has three exciting areas. The first is ‘Splash’, a water-play area with streams, dams and the chance to get your toes wet. Next, follow in the footsteps of jungle explorers as you enter ‘Forest of Birds’, before feeding nectar to colourful parrots at the ‘Feed the Lorikeets’ exhibit (small charge applies for nectar).

There's also the chance to watch the gorillas swinging around in their brand new gorilla house!

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, join an expert talk, or pit yourself against the best of the animal world with the popular Zoolympics trail?

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - min group size 10 people

Key Features

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

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free

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
  • Wedding Venue

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Video

  • Child Goes Free... last one to the Zoo is a gorilla poo!

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 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1237
  • Very Good
    967
  • Average
    421
  • Poor
    191
  • Terrible
    93

Recent Reviews:

  • Uncle_mitch79
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great animal care poor human care.
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th September 2017
    If you're an animal then the zoo has all you need for entertainment and nourishment but the same can't be said for the human side of things. The service in the restaurant was desperately slow, there... Read full review
  • lynettefarrell1
    Swansea County, United Kingdom
    Day out with grandson
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd September 2017
    Went on a day tour, took a packed lunch as prices were a bit high, did have an excellent coffe for just over £2 from coffe hut which was excellent. Fire pit was a let down dry bread roll with hotdog... Read full review
  • Julie M
    Worlington
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Wonderful zoo
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd September 2017
    Having lived in Bristol 40 years ago, this still remains my 2nd favourite zoo of all those I've visited. Cleverly laid out in a small space, it allows excellent viewing of all the animals. The... Read full review
Guthrie Road
Clifton
Bristol
BS8 3HA

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 7300

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
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Awards

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
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
Opening Times - British Summer Time 9am - 5.30pm. Standard hours 9am - 5pm.

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

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