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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
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Ranked #28 of 131 Activities 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I've been in the zoo this December, and I was sad to see the enclozure size... The lions arounded in circle, with blank expression... Not a good experience for me. But the animals did not look like maltreated exept this.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The zoo was expensive to get in. I can understand in the Spring, Summer &Autumn when there is lots to do & see but in the Winter most animals are shut in, maintenance is being done - the price should be half!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Very small zoo! We were surprised at the price on entry during the winter adult£14.53 & £9.09 for a child- very high as there appeared to be quite a lot of building work on the site. Price for food was absolutely ridiculous - very high. £6.95 for a deli sandwich meal!! A packet of crisps .95p. A child's portion of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Bristol Zoo has plenty to offer to families. There is plenty to see and you could easily spend half a day there. The facilities are good, with three places to eat. The Gorillas are fascinating to watch and the Lemur walk through is very interesting. There are regular animal encounters, where a variety of animals are brought out and talked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

i can see that they lack funds to really do something exquisite. They are doing the best they can and being fortunate to gone from South Africa we are used to much more labor ate zoos. At least they have animals so that the population of Bristol and surroundings can see them. They are doing the best they can and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Was looking for somewhere to take our two children for a family day out that wasn't too expensive. Looked at Bristol zoo website on my phone and clicked on prices, had a quick flick down and saw £8 for an adult. I did think it was quite a bit cheaper than last time we went but we had always gone... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Pretty good experience. I wish they kep giraffes and more venomous snakes. The racing seals are incredeable and worth watching. Also, the parrots sitting on you are very cool. Highly recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited the zoo many times as a young lad and so was absolutely shocked when I visited it recently for the first time in many years!! Not only was it EXPENSIVE to say the least, but everything looked so run-down and shabby. Gardens didn't look as though they had been attended to in a long time, the animal enclosures... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing your visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens in April 2014. We strive to deliver a fantastic experience for all of our guests and your feedback helps us to achieve this. We are a conservation charity and your admission fee contributes towards vital projects across the globe, working to save many of the over 400 species that you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Bristol Zoo is a great day our for young and old. The selection of animals is just right for a city Zoo. Highlights would be the lions, gorillas and meerkats. Mid week is best time to visit to miss the crowds but summer holidays it gets extremely busy.

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

Thank you for giving us this positive feedback and for recommending us as a great day out for young and old alike. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that the Asiatic Lions, Western Lowland Gorillas and Meerkats were your favourites. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Me and my fiancé visited this place recently and was relatively surprised. We have been to a few zoos during our time together but this is one of the best. The staff are friendly and informative during the feeds. They are willing to answer questions and to help tourists. The animals have got nice big enclosures and are well looked... More 

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

Thank you for giving us this fantastic review of your visit. We are delighted to hear that you and your fiancé found Bristol Zoo Gardens to be one of the best zoos you have visited. We passed on your positive comments regarding the keeper feeds to our Presentations Team who were pleased to hear that you enjoyed their talks. Our... More 

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