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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
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Tel+44 (0)117 974 7300

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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.

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 our incredible reptiles in our Reptile house. Some other Zoo favourites include Seal & Penguin Coast, Monkey Jungle, Asiatic lions, Bug World, Meerkat Lookout and the Aquarium.

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 our daily animal encounters?

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Childrens Play Area

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups - Please contact the Zoo for details
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Shop

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Drop Off / Pick Up Point
  • Coach Parking Offsite
  • On Bus Route - 8 / 9 bus and City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour
  • On site parking
  • 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

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* 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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  • Poor
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  • Terrible
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Recent Reviews:

  • francesl
    London, UK
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Not the best day out
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    We met some friends here recently, and whilst I can't fault the staff or location, the actual animals were generally in short supply. It was quite expensive and to be honest I think the younger... Read full review
  • peter h
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Day out
    3 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    We both like zoo ,, very disapolnted Small and pricey , not a lot to see, ok for small kids , years a go lots more to see Read full review
  • NickJ912
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great Zoo on a small scale
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    Visited with our young great niece and her parents. I think we enjoyed it just as much as she did - Jock the gorilla and the Pygmy hippo were the highlights! Read full review

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