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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: 0117 974 7399
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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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Sunset Special

We went to one of the recent sunset special evenings. A very enjoyable evening. Not many big animals but those that are there are well looked after. The gardens themselves are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to one of the recent sunset special evenings. A very enjoyable evening. Not many big animals but those that are there are well looked after. The gardens themselves are very picturesque and an enjoyable location to while away a few hours. Car parking next to the zoo is a plus too.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Me and my friend has a great couple of hours wondering around the zoo. Really nice for adults and they have done a lot of world to make it child friendly with a brilliant 'splash' area for kids.

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Thank sophiex1993
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have a great day out as a family! children enjoyed the zoo was clean and animals looked happy and well kept! will be visiting again

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My family and friends family went here and had a pretty good day out. Sadly caught by poor weather. It is expensive but great to show the kids all the animals. We have been here several times and it deserves a good review. Hope this helps and enjoy your trip if you go ;-)

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1 Thank 111111james
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens were a wonderful and even though it was crowded on a hot August day, it was still pleasant. The animals were varied and all appeared relaxed, content and well cared for. As always the sea lions and penguins are the stars however their star status is augmented by their innovative and amusing enclosure. The cafe was good too... More 

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Nailsea, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Made a visit to the zoo for the first time in 20 years and was very disappointed. No big animals to see such as elephants, giraffes, Tigers or Hippo's, the gorillas looked sad and the lion's didn't make an appearance. Best part was the penguins. An overall disappointing experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the zoo at lunch time on our first ever visit. The car park was full and we Had to find street parking at a cost of £5 for 5 hours. We later found out there was an overflow car park but this wasn't clear from the road side. We moved quickly through the payment queue and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good time here with the family but was a little disappointed there were only gorillas and lions you would expect to see in a zoo. The rest is fish, insects, bats etc.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little zoo. We're used to going to Chester Zoo so it's tough to compare as that is significantly bigger. We enjoyed our day here and the fact there's lots of green spaces and playground space for kids to play as well as the usual zoo things to see and do. The gorillas were great to see and the feeding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little zoo with well kept gardens. Habitats are generally pleasant and there's plenty of information. The aquarium is good, especially the walk through tunnels where you can watch seals and penguins. We didn't try the food - it looked pretty run of the mill although the barbecue place seemed quite good. There is a good kids play area and... More 

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