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“Good for the kids”

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Ranked #13 of 198 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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Good for the kids”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

I'm not really one for seeing animals in zoos but I took my god daughter here to see the animals as she wanted to see them, lots of good stuff for the kids

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Newport Gwent
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Overpriced, very disappointing.”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Bristol zoo proved to be extremely overpriced and inadequate. Very few species of animals but lots of empty cages, cases or large areas with one small reptile. A complete cheat as young children struggle to find anything. You walk around and are often confronted with signs advertising something that does not exist. Half term was chaotic with restaurant facilities inadequate, resulting in dirty tables and poor service. Would tell anyone not to bother you would get more enjoyment on a walk in the countryside. Very expensive with nothing to offer.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank dianerowlands571
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Somerset, England
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really disappointed”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Just felt I had to write a small review after visiting bristol zoo today with hubby and 2 year old son. We went years ago and loved it so thought it would be a super day out for us to take our son, we had finished after 2 hours and that was walking very slowly with toddler. The first enclosure was supposed to house a lion but had a notice up saying it was moved to inside due to being distressed, fair enough we thought... This was followed by many more enclosures where we looked and studied for minutes to see if we could see anything but realised they were empty. We came to the gorilla house only for there to be a sign saying it was being revamped and would be reopening in summer 2013. All in all we felt £31 for 2 adults was very steep and they could at least have something outside or on website to say that many things were not available, we're not ones to complain but felt like going back and asking for money back, next time we will take our money and family to longleat for a much better experience where you actually see some animals..very disappointed :0(

Visited February 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good day but looking dated....”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

Good day out with nice weather - bonus, okay so have not been for a few years, the entrance cost is a fair wack at £15 pp, which i guess goes into the animal consveration etc..... the zoo has alot of attractions which are good, but they are looking old and tired now, they could do with updating. As others have said the marketing is amied at the kids and most things inside are extra but they are some good rides etc.... Steer clear of the over priced cafe, or as they call it Deli and cake shop.... rubbish service with staff that can speak little english and no knowledge of what goes into the food...... take a picnic . if you are lucky with the weather good day can be had ! but I still feel there is alot of scope for improvement

Visited February 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good afternoon out, not a full day unless you have kids!”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We attended the zoo today, had a two for £20 voucher so didnt feel it was over priced at all, not sure what the standard rate is though. Good zoo and good viewing areas for all animals. Favourite bit has got to be the penguins n seals, the set up was great that you could watch from top but also go under the water. Plently for places to eat and a yummy pizza! Plently of play areas and seating. Currently has revamping going on so will look at attending again next year!

Visited February 2013
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