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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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Nice Zoo

As a members of Chester Zoo, we took advantage of the free visit to Bristol Zoo whilst in the area. It is much smaller than Chester but we still managed to spend 4-5 hours here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kirsty H
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic enclosures and really interesting variety of bugs, reptiles and larger animals. Up close and personal to the gorillas was superb. The au atrium was excellent but could have done with a clean, which in all fairness the divers were hard at work doing while we were there. Staff were friendly but perhaps a bit more interaction would be ideal.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very disappointed after visiting the zoo not enough big animals. Some animals not viable at times. High rope did not have enough staff when children stuck an instructor had to go from begin each time very distressing for the child. Either more staff or ladder's at each platform to get the distress child down. In the dark rooms to dark... More 

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Thank boyeld2015
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a members of Chester Zoo, we took advantage of the free visit to Bristol Zoo whilst in the area. It is much smaller than Chester but we still managed to spend 4-5 hours here. The animals seem well looked after although many of the enclosures are much smaller than those at Chester. The animal talks were very good and... More 

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Thank Kirsty H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best zoo we've been too. Lovely enclosures for the animals. Staff all very friendly. Shame about the number of screaming kids but I guess that's what you get when we go in the summer holidays.

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Thank Tom W
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bristol Zoo is lovely for the kids. The Zoo no longer has any really large mammals which is good. There are penguins, gorillas, lions and a huge range of smaller mammals, reptiles, fish. Its not cheap but you can take your own food in. My biggest moan is that there are endless distractions within the zoo trying to make you... More 

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Thank Tim K
Stirlingshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some really interesting species here and easy to walk around to see everything within a few hours. Well worth a visit.

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Thank falkirkglayva
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've volunteered at the zoo and they're amazing in this regard, highly organised and are doing great things. As a visitor in a couple and as a daily, I also found it to be really enjoyable, well laid out and good choice. Lovely for kids. My two gripes are its size and ticket price. Its too expensive for a family... More 

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Thank Terry C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a very nice snack here, well prepared, politely served, not gourmet food but in every material respect tasty and pleasant.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens to enjoy while you tour the grounds to see the animals, all kept in very good surroundings. It is possible to buy an annual ticket which makes it good value for a family

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Thank christineZ5398MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was very anxious when deciding to go to the zoo as I thought we would only spend an hour or two there. But after spending 5-6 hours there we throughly enjoyed the range of animals, the food available and the different animal shows. Fab day out

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