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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
0117 974 7399
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Ranked #30 of 145 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I was given a treat to visit theZoo with my brother his wife and step brother. Having been to the Zoo some years ago was amazed at so many animals were not at the venue a lot of areas were run down and other areas such as reptiles'insects section interesting 'but no large animals around other looked very unhappy and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Well having made various enquiries and searched the net for the info on parking, facilities, we turned up expecting to have a really good time. As we had been watching the "Our Zoo" series recently about the history of Chester Zoo, we thought it would be good to visit a real one. On arrival we attempted to purchase our concession... More

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We booked a junior keeper experience for our daughter's 6th birthday and it was excellent from start to finish. Booking the experience was easy and even when we had to rearrange this was done with ease. The event itself was well organised, started promptly and was done on a one to one basis. The lady who took us round (I'm... More

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Had an excellent day here- there is so much to see that was totally unexpected when looking from the outside. Loved the penguin feed & talk- well worth a stop. Only objection is staff automatically adding a 10% donation upon arrival and then saying after it has been applied- I asked for this to be taken off. Well worth a... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We decided to visit here on a recent weekend trip to Bristol. It is a must see, great zoo and has something for all ages. There is a good range of species, many of which we had never seen. The gorilla house is great as they can come right over the top of you. It is well laid out, sign... More

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review of Bristol Zoo Gardens. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and particularly that you loved our new Gorilla House (We are very proud of it). Thank you for your additional comments regarding the cost of your visit. Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation charity and our admission prices do include a voluntary... More

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Lovely Zoo. Our 3rd visit. Smaller than some Zoo's we have visited but plenty of main and impressive attractions to see including the ape house, lions, penguin and seal house, and butterfly house. Lots of great animals and the Zoo is cleverly laid out so it makes use of every square inch so there is plenty to do, especially for... More

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your day at Bristol Zoo Gardens. It sounds like you really took advantage of your recent visit. Bristol Zoo tries hard to provide a great day out whatever the weather and the many animal houses that you mentioned offer a great place to stay dry, relax and warm up during the winter months. Your... More

Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Really enjoyed Bristol Zoo. It's a small zoo however it's a bit of a tardis. The car park is quite small, so I would recommend if going on a weekend or during the summer to get there early! I believe there is an overflow car park, however the one we parked in is on College Road (almost on the junction... More

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation charity and we like to think that animal welfare is at the heart of what we do. When you visit Bristol Zoo, not only do you get to enjoy over 400 species of animals but you are also making a valuable contribution towards the operation of the Zoo and our charitable works that span... More

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Really enjoyed our day out! Very nicely laid out zoo. Not the largest, but lots to do & see! The Gorilla's enclosure is superb!

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

Thank your for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Gorilla House. Come back soon for more fun things to do. More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very expensive, staff were rude on arrival. No cashpoints at the zoo. Lot of noise from the work being done outside the zoo. Animals didn't have enough room for me. No rides for the littles ones. Won't be returning again.

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you found us to be expensive. We do try our best to offer discounted rates throughout the year and our admission fees do include an optional donation that you are welcome to remove to make your visit cheaper. Animal welfare is our first priority. All of our enclosures comply to current... More

Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughter and I visited the zoo on a recent trip to Bristol. We got the bus from the city centre which stops outside. On entrance to the zoo you get a map of the zoo, which is very helpful, also gives times of talks etc. Which helps to plan your time at the Zoo. I would recommend a minimum... More

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BZG-GuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for rating us as excellent on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit to Bristol Zoo. Bristol Zoo has over 400 species of animals to enjoy, some you now and love and some that will be a big surprise! Many of our animals are endangered or threatened in the wild so... More

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