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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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Lovely day out

Myself and my boyfriend took my cousin to the Zoo during her summer holidays. We all throughly enjoyed the day as there were lots to see and do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited here last Thursday as it was a lovely sunny day. While this isn't the biggest zoo we've visited it was really well laid out, really well thought out and the gorilla enclosure inside is very cleverly done, being all glass so you can literally stand underneath a gorilla while it's being bottle fed it's herbal tea!! It is... More 

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Willand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend took my cousin to the Zoo during her summer holidays. We all throughly enjoyed the day as there were lots to see and do.

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Newark, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

unfortunately the zoo is disappointing. Apart from the formal gardens the zoo facilities are looking very tired. Saw two lions, a gorilla asleep, a few pygmy hippo, penguins and seals but few more - even the giant tortoise had managed to hud away! Café was not clean and expensive. The most busy activity was the zip wire. The zoo has... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relatively small zoo and as such the enclosures are quite small particularly for the African Lion. Gorilla Island was a highlight, imaginative enclosure but parents allowing small children to cross the barrier to bang on the glass despite the signs telling people not to cross the barrier. Perhaps a member of staff should be inside the enclosure to stop this?... More 

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1 Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there last November and unfortunately the gorilla enclosure was out of bounce for the public but still a brilliant day out can't wait to go again next time

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been 10 years since I was last there and lots has changed & for the better I might add. They are world famous for being a conservation conscious zoo and the work they do for endangered species is world renowned. Overall it's a very tidy and well kept zoo with slightly above average food prices but all the staff... More 

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Thank mrgrenade
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I come here once or twice a year, my kids love it and myself and husband love it! Lots of activities, plenty of animals to keep you busy all day! Only downside is this year and last year the Walk in wallaby area was closed with the wallabies indoors. They have picnic areas and a restaurants also. All in all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been to BZG for five years and not much has changed in that time. We were with young family members who wouldn't sit long enough to watch any of the shows but had a great time looking at all the animals. It's quite an expensive day out for the family as you pay from two years of age... More 

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3 Thank The_gogos
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please for the love of god do not waste your money on this zoo. Even with two young children you can do this whole zoo in a couple of hours without missing anything waste of time. Just go for a short drive down to Paignton zoo now that's what I call money well spent lots to see and do and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok first of all I used to come as a child and there was a lot more animals there!!! What's left are small enclosures but I did not feel the animals where unhappy. Just things might of been more adequate for them. The ground are very nice and well kept with lots of fun parks for the kids. Nice open... More 

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