Visited with 3 young children (5, 5 and 8) on a scorching Friday immediately before the majority of schools summer holidays started and we had a FANTASTIC afternoon at Bristol Zoo. Having been once before 3 years ago we were delighted to have another great visit and in beautiful weather. My 5 year old was over the moon at the dinosaur trail, which was incredible, and all the children had a brilliant time in the little water play area which was busy with small children (babies and toddlers) but still had room for our slightly older children. The zoo felt quite quiet and not at all crowded although the car park had been almost full when we arrived. Our highlights were the seals and their underwater viewing gallery/tunnel which was brilliant, we were lucky to see the seals being fed from above and below water which was great fun for the kids (and adults!) and the squirting water features by the lions (on arrival) and at one of the dinosaurs. On such a hot day the kids really loved these bits and had great fun getting soaked before going to the water play area. The zoo gardens are really beautiful and the park is very clean and easily accessible for either buggies or wheelchairs as it's very flat. The undercover café and ice cream parlour area was very clean and we all enjoyed great ice creams and a much needed cool down. Having travelled from North Devon we arrived at the zoo at 1pm and by 5pm had only seen around half of the animals due to having so much fun at the water park and the great kids adventure play area too. The gorilla house is being renovated and so we didn't see the gorillas this time but there is so much else to see and do we could have stayed for hours more had we had the time. We will definitely be back. Memberships are well worth it, we are reciprocal members through another zoo and highly recommend! A great, safe, fun day out for all ages in a lovely setting.
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