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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A lovely day out.

This zoo is relatively small, but the quality is good. I know from research and university trips that they are active in conservation. There are informative and fun activities to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This zoo is relatively small, but the quality is good. I know from research and university trips that they are active in conservation. There are informative and fun activities to do as you go around, these are good for children. The location is easy to get to and there is parking, but on busy days this could be a slight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we visited bristol zoo on a really warm day and enjoyed every minute of it. the animals are fantastic and the zoo is well laid out; staff are very friendly and the talks are great-i would recommend seeing what time the talks for your interested animals are at prior to visiting in case you miss it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited this zoo on a scorching day and were both a little sceptical as to whether we might get our money's worth given it is a small zoo so close to the centre of Bristol. However our fears were quickly dismissed as we had plenty of fun looking at all the animals! We visited for 3... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

When you have the best zoo on your doorstep, it would take a lot to beat it, and this isnt it !! Good little zoo, but the animals need more room !!! Kids liked the climbing, but I didn't like the price ! Food not great, would advise bring your own. Will stick to the great Colchester zoo in future

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Although it's quite a small zoo when compared to others, I think Bristol Zoo has a really nice charm/feel to it that you don't get at other places. There's plenty to see and I especially love the meerkat walk through, where there are often baby meerkats running around all over the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Bristol Zoo with 2 and 3 year old children for a day out. There is so much to see and to do. Children particularly loved the aquarium and sealions as you can walk underneath and see them swimming around above you. Loads of space for picnic and for children to run around. Staff very friendly and informative and information... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Bristol Zoo is one of my favourites - a small city centre zoo, it makes up for its comparative lack of space by focussing on a few high quality exhibits and an emphasis on conservation. Over the years it has been continuously developing and improving all its enclosures - and whilst some look a bit dated, I've no doubt they'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Can't fault this zoo for a second. Four children to entertain for an afternoon and this fitted the bill perfectly. Not too big but not too small either. Plenty of activities, playgrounds dotted around to keep children amused but of course the star attraction must be the animals and their enclosures. From unusual baboons to bats and butterflies to bugs... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had my 21st birthday party here, with afternoon tea at the Clifton pavilion. It was a family and friends affair, with ages ranging from 5-75 and nearly everything in the middle. The butterfly enclosure, lions, gorillas, penguins and sea-lions are my favourite bits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visited Bristol Zoo with my husband and young daughter this month for my belated Christmas treat of a red panda meet and great. I can highly recommend this experience. The lady who took me in for my experience was knowledgeable, clearly loved her animals and gave good instructions. I got up close to the red panda and managed to... More 

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Additional Information about Bristol Zoo Gardens

Address: Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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