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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
0117 974 7399
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Ranked #25 of 129 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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miltonkeynes
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

A great zoo. Not many big animals, but plenty to see. if the children are young they will be able to walk around and see lots without getting too tired. A good park area for them to let off steam. A good choice of food to buy., but take a picnic if you are on a budget.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Took the family for the day out to the zoo and was bitterly disappointed. The animals that were visible and there were not many, looked either bored or distressed. Their habitat appeared very small and dark. One area which is called the Twilight World was beyond twilight, just dark. You couldn't see each other or what was being displayed. People... More

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Wolverhampton
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I'm surprised at some of the poor reviews on here!!!! I loved our visit to Bristol Zoo. As soon as you walk in there's enclosures with animals to see straight away (despite what someone else has said below!) and everything seemed really clean and tidy and well looked after. The gardens at this time of year were beautiful and colourful,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I love it. We are members thanks to a gift from our son, and go often. It would have got 5 stars if the catering facility was better, but one can always take a picnic.

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My partner myself our daughter and grandson visited on saturday 18th april. Price 46.00 in total. Hadnt been to the zoo since i was a child and was disappointed with the day we had walked around for 20 minutes before we saw one animal/creature and what we saw was a cockroach GREAT.......... Everything looked like it hadnt been touched or... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Bristol zoo gardens is a good place to see animals that your not going to see in the next 35-40 years of your life (depending on your age) its quite big and a little splash area massive green to sit on while you have your lunch and I high rope for £7 but its massive (totally worth it) its very... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Have visited Bristol Zoo many times with the family. Can spend most of the day there. Lovely gardens, interesting events and animals well cared for. Parking conveniently near. Plenty to see outdoors and in covered areas. Children always love it, from toddlers to teenagers.

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Glos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We've been to bristol zoo a few times now and always enjoyed. There is plenty to see and do. As well as the animals, which where out, active and easy to see, there are a couple of play areas, one with running water to paddle/splash in and a high wire rope walk experience. You can normally find parking even if... More

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london
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went with my 8 year son and 10 year old daughter. Having read the reviews I planned on two to three hour visit. I was very wrong. Hours later we were still there and the children were having an amazing time. It is well thought out with additional activities. Feeding the birds was a highlight. There is a good... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The zoo has a wide range of animals however in general the zoo seemed quite run down. Not sure if comparing to London Zoo is fair but it was miles behind. A far lower entry cost though.

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