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Santa's Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens, College Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

Tel: +44 (0) 117 428 5300

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Santa's Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens


Step into Christmas and meet Santa himself

Be transported into a glittering winter wonderland from the 30th November – 23rd December with a visit to Santa’s Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens. 

You will be guided by our elves through the magical grotto, marvel at the twinkling lights and spend some quality one-to-one time with Santa!

Your magical experience includes:

· Explore the Christmas animal-shaped lights

· Take part in Christmas arts & crafts

· Colour in a letter to Santa and post it off to the North Pole

· Meet Santa in his grotto and receive a special gift

· Snap a photo in Santa’s magical sleigh, complete with sound effects

· Transform into a reindeer with festive face-painting

You can also buy tasty yuletide treats from the Hide café restaurant, including seasonal hot drinks and mince pies! 

Quieter mornings
Bristol Zoo want to ensure all guests have a great grotto experience and will be offering grotto sessions where flashing lights are turned off, normal lighting will be used and music will be much quieter. If you think your child would prefer this please call  0117 4285 300

Limited time slots available, advance booking is highly recommended, book here
Tickets are selling fast with 70% already sold out and weekends fully booked.


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