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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Add Bristol Zoo Gardens to your Itinerary

Ring-tailed Lemur with baby


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?



  • Gift Shop


  • 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


  • 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

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Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit

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 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

  • Child goes free this Halloween!

    The offer: This exciting offer means a child can come into the Zoo for free with each paying adult when you book online from 20 October until 4 November. Use code 'FREECHILD' at the checkout to redeem. Please ensure you add child tickets to your basket and then add the code at the checkout. – Offer ends 4 November.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Bristol Zoo Gardens website.

    Offer link: Things to do


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Ninajane2013
    Bristol, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th September 2018
    My grandchildren and I have been members for a few years now. It is such amazing value! Before they started school, we would go to the zoo at least once a fortnight, but now we can only go on... Read full review
  • rachann181
    Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
    Excellent Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 26th September 2018
    Really enjoyed the day out to Bristol Zoo. The whole place felt clean, maintained and the animals welfare was paramount to everything. The zoos conservation work was mentioned throughout the day so... Read full review
  • kornelia00
    Trip Type:
    Nice date
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd September 2018
    Had a lovely time at the zoo gardens, although some of the bigger animals looked too calm (very suspicious as to what they are given to be like that). Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)117 974 7300

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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* 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

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