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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
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Ranked #31 of 305 things to do in Bristol
Owner description: At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within our award-winning 12...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It says on the website parking is limited and we were concerned because we were travelling over 2 hours to get there and were late after being stuck in traffic. We didn't think it would be a problem as it was pouring with rain and even though it was half term we didn't think many people would want to go... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Took kids here for sons birthday- loved it, amazing attraction whatever the weather. Would definitely come back again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visited yesterday with a 2 and a 3 year old. Personally I think it's a great zoo focussed on conservation and education and I'm glad there arent any large animals like giraffes and elephants there as there just isnt the space. The gorilla house is amazing with the gorillas sitting overhead studying you. The aquarium was great - my children... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on a sunny but very cold February Friday. It was half term and as such was very busy, but the layout of the zoo meant that it coped pretty well with the number of visitors. The zoo itself is very small, however they have made the best of every piece of space available. As far as zoos go,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

As a family with 4 children it's hard to find days out that make everyone happy, well this is the one place that they all agree on and don't seem to get bored of (members for 5 years now) would advise a membership as day prices are quite expensive.

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Alderney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I love this zoo. Animals well cared for and conservation excellent. I have been back so many times. Small area but so much to do.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here back in the summer with my partner and was so disappointed. Cost us £15 each to get in and wish we had never gone! After half hour trying to find a place to park we paid all that to get in just to see half the cages empty or animals asleep. Hardly any animals! Then went to the... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Good day out but all i can say is don't turn up at 9am when it opens! Most of the talks etc do not start until mid-day and a real disappointment is we couldn't feed or see the Parakeets. Nice and quiet though. We were done in 2 hours. Gorillas good as were penguins. We had to pay for parking... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Me and my boyfriend came to the zoo couple of weeks ago and found it very disappointing, arrived at ten and was done and sat in the cafe at 11.30. Over priced for what you get to see.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Pack a picnic as it is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy. With a well thought out zoo which has sealion and penguin enclosures with a sense of conservation shown on most attractions. A great place for all the family. Really enjoyed this.

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