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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
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Description: At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all...
At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12 acre gardens. With over 400 species and 9 animals houses under cover, you'll enjoy your visit whatever the weather. We suggest you allow 2-5 hours for your visit to really take in everything we have to offer.By visiting Bristol Zoo you will be directly contributing to the conservation of endangered species and habitats.
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Great day out but some very shy animals!

Went with my 2 boys and spent a great day at the zoo. Combined the train and bus ticket with the entrance fee which was well worth it as the car parks were full. Only thing I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Was an amazing day out, the weather held and all the animals came out also .................. well worth the money and even if over-clouded still inside area's

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Great day out for all animal lovers ...so well looked after and the staff are sooo friendly...make sure you do the feeding times it adds to the experience another great Bristol place to visit....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited with our grandchildren on bank holiday Monday. We booked online before the day. Our grandchildren are only 2 & 4. The price was very dear to take a young family too. We only stayed three & half hours as they got a little bored as we could not see many animals due to the crowds. We will go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had a great day here today! Our first visit to Bristol Zoo and we absolutely loved it. Loads to see and do it what is a great use of the space available. The whole place is clean and fresh with everything maintained to a great standard. The kids particularly liked the Pygmy Hippos, Gorillas and Seals. The midday animal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Went with my 2 boys and spent a great day at the zoo. Combined the train and bus ticket with the entrance fee which was well worth it as the car parks were full. Only thing I would say is take the number 8 bus out and the 9 back to the station to save time. Most of the main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The seal's (the training of them) were amazing and well worth seeing. There were a limited amount of animals here, compared to some of the bigger zoos, but they all seemed well looked after with plenty of room. The 'twilight room' was so dark it was literally impossible to see anything but apparently there were slow loris's in there. The... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a visit to Bristol Zoo. Flat walk around for wheelchairs. Interesting animals. Reptiles , penguins , aquarium , seals and much more. Excellent day out for families. Although it was half term school holiday we never queued for anything . Plenty of toilets, food outlet, ice cream outlets and vending machines. Everything was clean and tidy and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Bristol zoo prides itself on being a 'conservation project' however many of the animals sponsored by WWF were not in the zoo. It seems to focus more on well maintained gardens and insects rather than the traditional zoo attractions. It also feels that considering the animals they do have are described as 'pack' animals, to have a minimal amount in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I went to this zoo in June 2013 it was lovely, all the animal were out and there were lots of fake animals and boards to take pictures with. The best part was seeing a baby gorilla playing with straw and a stick, it was shouting and jumping on it's mother. The zoo was easy to get to from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have seen the signs for Bristol Zoo on the M5 numerous times as we head south for holidays, and have often said we should stop for a visit. If this is you, do it! Zoos are a firm favourite with our family, and we've visited plenty. Bristol is a fairly compact set-up. Not small in terms of content, but... More 

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