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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
0117 974 7399
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Ranked #27 of 137 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Came to the zoo for a day out. Haven't been since I was a child. Really enjoyed the experience Would have liked to see the gorillas and lions move around but hey it was warm Really enjoyed the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The park itself is pretty to stroll around. There arent many larger animals to see, but lots of smaller things to keep the children entertained. However, the staff lack either proper management or any initiative of their own. Simple things such as, if you are staffing a sandwich/snack bar and your card machine breaks, use your common sense and work... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We took my 3 young children to the zoo for my wifes birthday. Drove an hour from south wales only to find that all the car parks were closed and that the park and ride was 20 mins in tbe oppersite direction, this is after we pre booked tickets to come. What a joke! If you visit do so on... More

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Having been a member when our children were younger, we decided to return for a summer treat. We were not disappointed, the staff care and the facilities are clean and plentiful. Like all attractions the food prices are high but with plenty of picnic space this can be easily resolved. Conservation is the name of the game and the animals... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Was quite a lot to see so took time. The aquariums and seals were my favourite parts and were beautiful.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I am an unashamed fan of zoos and we have some of the best in the world in the UK. Bristol is no exception, but for goodness sake people, look at a map. It is a small zoo, not the acres of a safari park, and as such gets busy. If you don't have to go in the school holiday... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took two nephews on a visit, 3 and 5. It was very busy due to school holidays. The weather wasn't particularly great either. Everyone enjoyed despite the rain. Cafe was very expensive for what you got, so would recommend pack lunch though there aren't main areas inside for you to have a picnic under cover should the weather turn. Nephews... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Went to the zoo today with 3 children under age of 4. Thank goodness we arrived early as one car park was already full. Staff were all helpful and left enough room between cars to get children out & buggies from the boot. We had pre bought tickets so were v quickly through the admissions process. Lots to see &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

One of the best zoos i have been to. Compact but spent a full day and saw everything. Plenty of things to do free or very cheap like feeding the birds and animal meeting sessions. Staff are knowledgeable and give talks at certain times so you can plan if your interested. Very impresed with habitats especially liked seal/penguin enclousure. Very... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

All the animals here seem to be endangered and the zoo is helping preserve them. The gorillas are the main draw: a great talk by the keeper made us aware of their plight. Good place to educate kids and adults alike.

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