Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Bristol Zoo Gardens Reviews: 4/5

Bristol Zoo Gardens
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10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens, all set within award-winning gardens spanning over 12 acres. Journey into an amazing animal kingdom and get closer than ever before with spectacular immersive experiences. Marvel at a gorilla family strolling overhead in our glass-floored gorilla house. Journey underwater to watch seals and penguins zoom around you. Go nocturnal in Twilight World, pop up among our cheeky meerkat mob, or walk through the leafy home of the lemurs. Kids are free to run wild at our adventure playground and water play-area Splash, or enjoy face-painting* and crafts galore in the Activity Centre from 11am to 4.30pm every day. Big and little adventurers alike can also climb, clamber and swing through the air in our thrilling aerial ropes course ZooRopia.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Stevie Evans
5 contributions
Disappointed
May 2021 • Family
Booked a time slot (afternoon) and tickets online after checking the website and decided to visit the zoo soley based on the butterfly forest and aquarium, as a sensory experience for my 8 month old. highly disappointed when we arrived, given the circumstances surrounding covid we were not told before visiting that majority of the exhibits would be closed if we had been we would have chosen Noahs ark, there is no information on the website or social media informing us having not visited before i doubt we'll return, paying over £50 for a day out would have expected a discounted price having been in the park after 2pm and half the park closed off.
Written May 9, 2021
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Polly P
1 contribution
Not worth it
May 2021 • Family
I visited yesterday with my boyfriend and two daughters and it was such a let down. I understand the circumstances at the moment due to COVID-19 but another was closed and the ones open you couldn't see anything or they had been removed.
We had nowhere to buy food.
My kids really wanted to see the Sloth at the end and that wasn't in there. After paying over £50 I was very disappointed and we had completed it in half hour.
Written May 7, 2021
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Alex
4 contributions
Nice
May 2021 • Couples
Nice visit. Nice variety of animals as well. Clean and tidy. And sage as well. Went here with my kids
Written May 6, 2021
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Tiffany b
1 contribution
Not enough to see.
May 2021 • Couples
I personally felt that there was not enough to do on the park, I appreciate that they were able to open their doors again after the pandemic but there was hardly anything to look at or do. Half the park was shut so you couldn’t have a full feel of it. I feel that for the money you spend you should at least be allowed around the whole of the park. I don’t feel we had a clear direction of anything on the park, most people didn’t stick to the one way system.
Written May 2, 2021
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HiggyBristol
Bristol, UK92 contributions
Worth a visit!
May 2021
Surprisingly good. Even during the easing of lockdown with all the indoor exhibits closed, there's still quite a lot to see at the zoo. Booking was easy and getting through the ticket office was very easy and quick. The whole site is well maintained and an enjoyable stroll through the one-way system with plenty of animals to spot along the way.
Written May 2, 2021
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Me
1 contribution
Don't Bother
Apr 2021
Really disappointed with visit. I have been before and enjoyed it, but this visit was a huge let down and waste of money.

Fully understand there were some restrictions due to Covid, but some of the best exhibits were shut. With sensible precautions, i.e. staggered entrance, these areas could have been made accessible, after all the gift shop was still open!

Food outlets closed, even the outside ones. Not easy to see the few animals that were there. There were plenty of vending machines, but what surely so many people pushing buttons on these were a more virus transmission risk than purchasing food from cafe/outside food unit and eating outside?

Whole zoo looked a bit rundown.
Written May 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. We are following current Covid-19 government guidelines which dictate that our indoor animal enclosures must be closed to visitors at present. We are hoping that the announcement on 17th May will allow us to open these as we are keen to open them as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Our gift shop is allowed to be open as per government guidelines. We have takeaway outlets open throughout the day so I'm sorry if you missed these. You can find an up-to-date list of current closures on our 'Zoo Updates' page on our website. All of our vending machines have hand sanitiser units attached to ensure that visitors are able to use them safely. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!
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Char
Kent, UK934 contributions
I didn’t really like it..
Apr 2021 • Friends
.. purely because I’ve been to some reserves that have much larger enclosures for their animals. This place felt like the animals were too on display and not left to their own desire. Having just been to the aquarium before hand it was almost a repeat of that for over half of the park.
Written April 26, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. All of our animal enclosures are designed specifically for the species they house and allow them to display their full range of natural behaviours in their homes. They all include off-show areas where the animals can enjoy some privacy away from visitors if they so wish. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!
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Cosmin C
Bridgwater, UK1 contribution
Small
Apr 2021 • Friends
Small and not to many animals. We make the tour in 40 min. Also we pay to park our car . Is not included in tickets price.
Written April 26, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. Even with the animal houses currently closed we have plenty of species to discover and beautifully landscaped gardens to explore within our 12 acres. All proceeds from our admissions tickets and car park fees goes towards our conservation work. Thank you for supporting us through your visit!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LUKE C
1 contribution
Disgusting toilets no soap or tissue
Apr 2021 • Family
Reason for the Poor review is the toilets where disgusting the rest of the zoo all had very good covid measures in place but the toilets where vile especially considering the emphasis on cleanliness due to covid it looked like that hadnt been cleaned in a very long time there was no toilet tissue or soap!!!!!
Written April 25, 2021
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Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the toilet facility in question had run out of soap and toilet roll. We have cleaners onsite throughout the day cleaning facilities as well as management checks, I hope that you reported the issue to a member of staff at the time so that we could resolve it straight away. I'm glad to hear our Covid-19 measures put you at ease and hope that you enjoyed your day. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

hollie B
1 contribution
Don't be become a member!!
Apr 2021 • Family
Things we enjoy -
Seeing the animals that have adequate housing, yes I know its a zoo but animals deserve space and a good home.
The water play area in the summer months (closed due to covid atm)
The ease of seeing the animals
The play areas
The cleanliness of public areas

Thing we do not like -
BEING A MEMBER - they have treated members awfully and unfairly during this pandemic (even those of us like us that renewed during the crisis)
The lion and hippo inclosures. Definately not enough space, these aren't the only ones. But these are definately the worst.
The general price - we are members so don't pay the day price but it is definately not worth that.
Paying for parking - whilst we understand this. It is still annoying but atleast it encourages people to find alternative better for the environment ways! Public transport not best encouraged atm though.
The one way system - although a good idea in some ways/places, their is always a big build up crown of people making social distancing hard when you first enter.
Written April 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you appreciate how well looked after our animals are. We are very thankful for your support as a member and have been in regular direct contact with you recently to help resolve things for you. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work by being a member.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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