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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
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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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Good Day Out

I have been many times before and I keep going back. Its a great day out for all the family and not just young children.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Catherine S
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Bristol, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been many times before and I keep going back. Its a great day out for all the family and not just young children.

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Thank Catherine S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As far as zoos go this one isn't the best, parking is horrendous, queues are long and the zoo itself doesn't have many animals of note and is very small. I would rather set off earlier in the morning and visit Paignton zoo as it is much bigger and better with a lot more animals and this to do.

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2 Thank Leigh H
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place with loads of different animals to see throughly enjoyed my visit 😀 only down size was the food there! Disgustingly over priced and absoutely foul to eat. paid nearly £15 for a sandwich and 2 coffees and didn't even eat the sandwich as it was horrible 🙈 hopefully will be able to visit again but... More 

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2 Thank Lisa H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I tend to visit this place yearly. As animal lovers, me & my children adore Zoo's & Farms & this is one of our favourites. Friendly & welcoming staff. Parking is a bit of a nightmare in the 6 week summer holidays - but then, where isn't? The ticket prices aren't *too* bad, especially on purchasing a family ticket. I'd... More 

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1 Thank Chelleanddan
Somerset, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with my boyfriend and were busy the whole day, even with rain! I definitely recommend checking out some of the animal feed talks. The seals were especially interesting in this regard, as we learned the purposes behind the training that some of the animals do. From what I saw and heard the animals were incredibly well looked-after and stimulated.... More 

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Thank HTMtm
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bristol Zoo Gardens Clifton Down Bristol BS8 3HA. They do a few different Keeper Experiences, an all day one for adults and a half day for youngsters aged 16 yrs and over. I did the Keeper for a Day Experience, which involved working alongside a keeper who guided me around the zoo introducing me close up to a number of... More 

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1 Thank Paul R
Exeter
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not support this Zoo. The animals have such small unsuitable enclosures it breaks my heart. The lion is in a small glass box of a pen and paces whilst staring out, clearly bored and depressed. The only animals in a good enclosure are the gorillas. It is not like they don't have the space. There are huge open grass... More 

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2 Thank SadieThesp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a small zoo but good for a few hours to kill. Some nice enclosures and friendly staff delivering good talks and feeds.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are actually members of Bristol Zoo.. fantastic value if you visit regularly! I was happy to get a year membership for a few reasons: > We are close by and it is worth going even for a couple of hours on a day we don't have much else on. > It has a fair few things to do and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for a sunset special, which we enjoyed but felt like we needed more time to fully enjoy everything without feeling rushed. We said we would come back for a full day, but haven't yet as hoping to go one day in the summer. Really enjoyed the time we did have though !

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