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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Get up close to more than 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe, whilst...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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We were impressed with the obvious care taken of both the flora and fauna. Slightly disappointed at the lack of 'big animals'. Gorilla island was closed during our visit. The staff were, knowledgeable and friendly. (complete antithesis of the philosophy displayed by staff at Pontins...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank l4zyg1t
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not the biggest zoo but worth a visit if you are in town, a good selection of animals but the main attraction for us was the gorillas - they were fab! With it being a city zoo the enclosures are pretty small and the parking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day out lots to see and some fantastic work being done in conservation only downside was people dropping litter more bins required I think .........

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank robert c
Reviewed 1 week ago

pros ------ gardens are lovely, some of the animals were good to see. good for the little young ones Friendly staff. this is why I give 4 stars cons ----- restaurant rubbish menu over priced I didn't eat at zoo all day cus of this....More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank William J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fancied a day out and decided this zoo was pretty local to us, roughly an hour and a half away. Glad we went, as the gardens are so pretty and quite a bit to see! Definitely a cheap must do. Fantastic day out :)

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank fishface2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is easy to reach via public transport as there a plenty of buses stopping at the Zoo. If you have a ticket for the On/Off bus tour you can get a discount to the entrance price; there are also discounts for other categories such...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank George H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today after a gap of nearly 40 years (last visit was in primary school) and I was very surprised and how wonderful it was. Some of the old favourites were missing (no elephants) but the new additions of meerkats, Red Pandas and tree kangaroos...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Shaun1168
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day seeing all the animals and lovely gardens. Great talks about different animals. We listened to the one about gorillas. It was very informative. Allow at least 2 hours to see everything, longer if you have children.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank joyr425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a pit stop from Newquay to break up our drive back home. We probably saw about 5 animals maximum apart from the reptiles and fishes. Where were they all?! They didn’t wanna be seen! It’s quite a small zoo, and we’re quite...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Veetravelsneats
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband surprised me with a trip to Bristol Zoo after finding out that I as a keen animal lover had never been there before. I have to say, it was amazing! We had the best day out. All the animals looked really well cared...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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August 1, 2019|
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Response from BZG-GuestServices | Property representative |
We are committed to welcoming all visitors to our zoo but unfortunately this cannot include pets, so unfortunately dogs are not allowed in our zoo. Dogs registered with an association recognised by ADUK can visit Bristol... More
April 19, 2019|
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Response from 318tonyg318 | Reviewed this property |
When the family and I went recently we got there about 11:45 on a Sunday morning and the North carpark nearest the entrance was full but we got a space in the West car park which is a very short walk away and clearly signed... More
March 13, 2019|
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Response from debzie65 | Reviewed this property |
YES! Yesterday!!! OMG it was Totally awesome, and well worth £200! I was within 2 foot of all of them on the afternoon feeding and drinking experience, and on the lunchtime I was throwing the food onto the island to them. I... More