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“Fabulous day out”

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Ranked #13 of 211 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

Wonderfully kept gardens, wide variety of animals in interesting habitats and lots of extras to keep all age groups entertained for a whole day,

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Bristol Zoo Gardens are much bigger on the inside than they appear from the outside! As well as the big favourites (Lions, monkeys, gorillas), there is also a butterfly room, where they fly around you and you can watch them eat- a real treat for my little one (and me)!

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Wow what a great place to go. It was amazing. So much to see and the animatronic dinosaurs were incredible. Fully recommend to people of all ages.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Our kids have loved the zoo from the age of 1. Loads to see as well as the animals. We seem to find a new corner of the zoo every time we visit.

Very safe and family friendly with plenty of space for them to run round.

The best day out in Bristol when the sun is shining. Not so good when it rains or is cold as 80% of it is outdoors.

A "must see" if visiting Bristol. We like it so much we have family membership.

1  Thank julesbristol
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Never been a great fan of zoo's. Memories of smelly depressing series of pens ... but Bristol is nothing like that! The settings seemd natural and sympathetic to the needs of the animals. I cam away feeling that this was about conservation rather than capture. Information was very good, and I must admit to being blown away by the coast world, which seemed to cover a large area, but was actually very cleverly constructed ... hats off!

My grandson (aged 6) loved seeing the animals and the excellent grounds were great on what was a sunny day. There were dino exhibits and a great little guide with quiz, which he completed. OK the sticker for completion may not be a grand prize, but the one-to-one talk with the expert at the end was engaging and seemed to absorb him as he asked all the questions he'd got from the info boards ... amazed how much he learned and took away.

All in all, a great value day that kept us there most of the day as the time flew by. Worth coming down from Kent to see, and changed my view of zoo's, although I rather fear Bristol is an excellent exception (but I may be wrong).

Thank Alan D
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