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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
0117 974 7399
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Ranked #29 of 139 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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Kent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A full entertaining day,plenty to see and do,pre book your tickets on line and save money. It does say limited parking,but get there early and shouldn't be a problem,but we did go in term time,lots of animals to see,lots of interesting smaller exhibits like reptiles,bugs,butterflies,nocturnal animals.The penguin and seals are especially good, check feeding times,take a picnic as restaurants are... More

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Bath
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I paid £47 odd for 2 adults and 2 kids under 6. Upon entry the till reading showed £52 and in all the noise, of excited children etc the person serving told me this included an upkeep fee or similar wording and asked me if I wanted it removed or was I happy to pay it? Well i didnt quite... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Saturday with wife, 2 adult daughters and 2 year old grandson. We all had a wonderful time. Especially enjoyed the gorillas. We were there at feeding time when all 6 where outside and the keeper told us all about them. The baby was so playful and endearing. Plenty to do and see. We picnicked in the grounds and the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I have visited Bristol Zoo a few times being quite close, it is an easy last minute idea with lots to see, not much in the way of interactive fun things, but there is a fantastic high ropes course/ play area for kids, though it is charged, I feel it should be involved with the entry price, they have a... More

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

Thank you for your feedback, we are delighted that you had an enjoyable visit. We are glad that you are a fan of ZooRopia. It is a high ropes course for adults too, if you’re tempted to give it a try! As you have noted, even though we might look small from the outside, we have over 400 species of... More

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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Lots to see and interact with the children. Well worth a visit. We spent a good part if the day and still did not see everything. Good facilities for snacking and eating. Huw

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The scope of this zoo has altered greatly since we last visited some 10 years or so ago, and as it appears both the range, and number of species have declined. The emphasis now is on "experiences", some of which only have very limited animal connections, Bristol zoo has always been a cramped site in a very desirable urban location,... More

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Basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A day out for pensioners, parents and children. Really great experience. Time ran out before we had seen everything. Catering prices high but animals, talks and activities made up for that. Next time we will take a picnic.

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We are really glad that you had a lovely family day out. We are sorry that you found our catering prices to be high. We regularly compare our prices against competitors. We are open 364 days a year and our keeper talks and animal presentations take place daily. We are glad that you enjoyed... More

Stroud, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Brilliant day out we loved the pigmy hippos, lots to see and do I recommend to all my vanillamoon.biz clients who are looking for a day out with their children get their early to do everything we will go again soon thank you

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you had a brilliant day here at Bristol Zoo. We are glad that the Pygmy Hippos were a highlight and hope you managed to catch a glimpse of baby Winnie! We are pleased that you have decided to recommend us as an attraction and hope to see you again soon. More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place is fantastic for all ages - the park itself is really well maintained and the facilities are excellent. It's well worth a day out.

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

Thank you for your positive comments. We are delighted that you had a fantastic day here and hope that you will visit again soon. We are open 364 days a year and if you become a member you can visit as often as you like! More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited the Zoo yesterday with 5 girls aged between 13 & 3 and another adult. After paying £70+ I must say I was most disappointed in what we were able to see. Most of the animals were asleep and some cages empty. Even the girls were disappointed in the lack of animals and I have sadly decided that Bristol... More

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

Thank you for your comments; we appreciate you taking the time to leave us feedback. We are sorry that your visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens did not meet your expectations. Animal welfare is at the heart of everything that we do! Our animals are never shut either indoors or outdoors, and can go inside and sleep whenever they wish. As... More

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