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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
0117 974 7399
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Ranked #29 of 137 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

The parking is awful, we drove around for ages trying to find somewhere to park as one of the car parks were closed and the other was full. In the end we ended up parking about a mile away and had to walk. The zoo itself seemed reasonably priced, that was until we got in there and realised there wasn't... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The zoo is almost exactly the same as I remember it to be as a child. We had a lovely day, were wise to the pricing once inside so took a picnic and saw every animal out in the sun. HOWEVER, some of the animals looked like they needed a hug, never mind a decent enclosure! The lions have been... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A great zoo, excellent amenities, brilliant exhibits with plenty of education thrown in. This was one of the best zoos we've visited and in such a beautiful setting. From the time we arrived (where we were martialled into a space in the car park), through the entrance process (where our online ticket was seemlessly transferred to our ticket) to the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It's amazing how much they've managed to fit into this small area. Very well laid out. With talks and feeding sessions and the rope trail it's easy to spend all day here. The garden areas are beautiful. The walk through bird and butterfly houses are great fun.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit. We are pleased that you were impressed by our award-winning gardens, and that the bird and butterfly houses were a highlight. We are open 364 days a year, so please visit us again soon! More

Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went here in the car and missed the car park entrance so turned left, left ,left realised we had gone around the zoo in about 2mins. Parked up and thought how big is the zoo?. Well we spent more than 2 hours going around inside. This zoo is NOT small but compact, a very well laid out exhibition, Dr... More

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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 pleased that you had a great time and that your children especially enjoyed the play area, and that your experience at the restaurant was good. We hope to welcome you back very soon! More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went back to Bristol Zoo today for our first visit in about 18 months. It's certainly not the first time we have been. They have made many improvements over the years, while not taking it away from being about the animals (unlike Longleat with their stupid theme park music, Costa coffee and kids theme park style rides). Its still all... 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 really glad that you had a lovely time. Animal welfare is at the heart of everything that we do and we always strive to ensure that animals receive exemplary care and enrichment opportunities. We are glad you appreciate this. We are sorry that you found the Coral Restaurant prices to be expensive. We... More

Camborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We both enjoyed our day at Bristol zoo,not only a zoo but a landscaped garden as well.The staff were friendly and certainly knew there stuff,at the Gorilla Island not only did we learn about them The gorillas that is,but we got to see them feeding,sitting not 20 ft from an 32stone male Gorilla Gives you an uncomfortable feeling.All in all... More

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The zoo is a very good attraction with only small animals on site. There are not so many animals as there used to be. My advise to visitors is to take your own food as it is so expensive. The nice eating area outside the restraint they will not even allow you to take a mug of drink out side... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you consider Bristol Zoo to be a very good attraction. Animal welfare is at the heart of everything that we do. As a 12 acre city Zoo, we do not have the space to accommodate lots of larger animals. However we have over 400 species of animals, including lions, gorillas and... More

Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Totally enjoyable day out for old and young.good value for money and lovely cafe good value day out plenty to interest the whole family

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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 glad that you had an enjoyable visit to us and that the Coral Restaurant was a highlight. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

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