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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
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Description: 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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Mountain Parrots and Gorillas

On a gloomy January day we visited the Bristol Zoo. Never having been to a zoo in the Northern Hemisphere I was intrigued with what I would find. An interesting mix of history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

On a gloomy January day we visited the Bristol Zoo. Never having been to a zoo in the Northern Hemisphere I was intrigued with what I would find. An interesting mix of history and ecology was the answer. Our group was a mix of ages and there was something for everyone. There food and service in the Zoo cafe was... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely little zoo, grounds are clean and look beautiful. Great day out for couples and children. Lots of things to do from talks and watching the gorillas being fed (best part). We had lunch in the cafe, was resonably priced for what you get and a good choice of foods, they even have a pizzeria. I would definitely recommend if... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There must be kinder ways to protect animals. The amount of space and the way they trick these animals is a shock. Wide paths and small enclosures don't mimic the natural world.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful gardens and zoo. We always talk about getting a season pass so we can just come down every time we fancy it, which would be quite often.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Entry price for 2 adults and two children (5 & 10) was £51.98. Parking is £3. The children enjoyed feeding the lorikeets (another £1) The gorilla talk at feeding time was good . I appreciate it costs a lot to run a zoo but I don't think it's great value for money. If we hadn't taken a picnic we could... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited the zoo today and although all the signs to the zoo had an elephant pictorial, there were no elephants. My young grandson was so disappointed as there weren't any giraffes or tigers either. It's probably not PC to have these animals caged, so change the pictorial signs to a monkey, there were plenty of them and Gorillas looking tired... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

A perfect place to bring the family for fun filled day with plenty of opportunity to learn about the animals . There's pleny of space to eat your picnic and to buy food if you need it .

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Had a brilliant day out with my wife and my Dad....Seen so many beautiful animals and friendly staff....Will visit again soon

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

A disappointing trip. The zoo seems rather neglected and the presentation of the attractions is rather tired. There just didn't seem to be much of a buzz when we went and we came away feeling rather low.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were on a family weekend away and had spent the previous day having a wonderful time in Bath. On arriving at Bristol Zoo you have to pay a £3 parking charge. I found this to be a bit like highway robbery considering the entrance fee you are expected to pay! For two adults, a senior citizen and a 15... More 

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