Lovely location, but unfortuantely means limited parking. We parked on the downs & walked 5 mins to the entrance to be met by a queue - glad it wasnt very cold or wet as no shelter. We went at end of Feb half term not expecting it to be busy, so I dread to think what its like in July. Annoyingly lots of couples with pre-school age kids in prams who could go when it isn't school holidays, they cant all be teachers!
£30 fee for 2 adults as I had vouchers for free children - family ticket was not value for money so pleased I had discount
Children (9 & 7) loved running around looking at everything, and I felt it was a safe environment and not to have to keep holding their hands
No large animals, but I knew that before I went (they are at Noahs Ark a few miles away) as the site is obviously not large enough to house them now, but enjoyed the seals & gorillas
Cafe - far too small, very busy even on a quiet day. Didn't eat there, went in Clifton (2 mins away) where large selection of eateries awaits.
Shop - usual over priced tat that children mither for at any attraction
Gardens/venue - lovely & think they hold weddings/parties there whcih would be interesting.
As the name suggests, this is called Bristol Zoo Gardens a victorian attraction trying to keep pace with modern life in a space that can not be developed. Rumours are that they are eventually moving out to Jct 17 of M5, huge piece of land, which would then give them the opportunity to compete with the likes of Chester Zoo (massive, similar entrance fee) whcih is excellent.
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