Over the spring and summer months, Bristol Zoo Gardens is inviting the public to celebrate its 186-year history, ahead of its final opening day on September 3.
A series of special events, activities and attractions will take place from May to September, marking this closing chapter and honouring the long, rich and varied history of this iconic visitor attraction.
From July 21, the zoo will mark its last summer season with the ‘BIG Summer Send Off’, a collection of fun-filled interactive activities and attractions, which will be open for the duration of the school summer holidays.
This programme of events has been designed in partnership with the award-winning and Bristol-based theatrical events company, Bakehouse Factory.
The BIG Summer Send Off will feature a collaborative timeline exhibit on Bristol Zoo Gardens’ historic top terrace. The exhibit will evolve over the summer, as visitors add their own memories, thoughts and wishes to the colourful installation.
The centrepiece of the celebrations will be a huge interactive art installation that will stand tall on the main lawn. With details still to be announced, this specially commissioned sculpture will mark a pivotal moment in time and captivate visitors.
Families will also have the chance to immerse themselves in a fun interactive theatrical experience especially written for Bristol Zoo Gardens’ final summer. The shared experience will take families on an adventure as they explore and learn about animals, and the positive action we can all take to protect the future of the planet.
Tickets for the BIG Summer Send Off are now available to purchase on Bristol Zoo’s website.
For the latest news and updates from Bristol Zoo Gardens visit bristolzoo.org.uk or follow @bristolzoo on Instagram, @BristolZooGdns on Twitter or @BristolZooGardens on Facebook.
|Open: 10am - 5.30pm (1 Jan 2022 - 3 Sept 2022)|
- TripAdvisor Awards TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020
- Regional and Miscellaneous WTTC Safe Travels 2021
- Visit England Visit England's 'Best Told Story' 2021
- Gift Shop
- Accessible to Wheelchair Users
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Disabled Visitors
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Childrens Play Area
- No Dogs
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Picnic Site
- Available for wedding receptions
- Cater for groups - Please contact the Zoo for details
- Coach drop-off point
- Conference facilities
- 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. Parking charged at £4.50 for duration of stay (£2.50 for Members).
- Special group rates
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good1312
- 270garethwTonyrefail, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayFirst visit in nearly 30 yearsMonday, 27th June 2022I've decided to come along here as I heard they were closing for good in September. So for the first time in almost 30 years, I've decided to come here and I got my money's worth. I really enjoyed a... Read full review
- andbwfcKeynsham, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesDisappointingFriday, 1st July 2022Pity it is closing on the whole very good apart from the only place to sit inside and have a cup of tea shut at 3 sponsored a penguin could not see them swimming and only a few left felt a bit... Read full review
- MollyanneFSQBurton Latimer, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesEat ahead of your visit if you have allergenic dietary needsSaturday, 2nd July 2022We visited, and weren’t overly impressed with the zoo apart from the gorilla island enclosure, most of the animals (especially the lions) had ridiculously small enclosures and the whole zoo looked... Read full review