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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: +44 117 974 7399
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all...

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.

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Great day out

Defiantly the highlight of the day was the penguins and sea loins swimming under water, my 10 month old son was so excited and frankly so was I.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Myself and my partner have visited Bristol zoo a few times now, it's wonderful! Great collection of animals and it is very good value for money! Great day out for couples, friends and families. All animals seem very well looked after and not distressed. Lovely little gift shop and easy access parking! Can't wait to return in the warmer months!

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Slimbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently had a Christmas party at the Bristol Zoo Clifton Pavilion, it was a fantastic venue. The staff were very professional, the venue was elegant and beautifully presented, the food was superb and the disco was great. I highly recommend this venue if you have a corporate or private occasion. We were also able to have private zoo access...... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A zoo should feel like your almost in nature watching the animals in a minature version of their natural habitat. This felt like a pet shop with animals squeezed into kennels and boxes for people to gawp at. The only thing missing was the price tags

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Bristol Zoo for the first time last month with my partner and It was a very plessant surprise, it's a very good size and a great day out. All of the animals have very large spaces and you can tell that they are well looked after. I spent a hole day in there and i could of stayed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Defiantly the highlight of the day was the penguins and sea loins swimming under water, my 10 month old son was so excited and frankly so was I.

Thank Winston H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely zoo - great for family with kids from quite small up to early/mid teens. Really easy to wander around, great activity signs (like are you faster than a cheetah/aardvark..etc where you sprint set distance and compare your time with whichever animal) There's also a really cool rope walk (well worth booking - you have to do... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The zoo was relatively compact and you can see most animals within a few hours. Enough to keep younger and older children entertained, mainly the seals, penguins for some action and the apes for interest. The enclosures for the animals are quite small and there are not large scale natural habitats for them to roam in. There was plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am an annual member here and have been for a number of years I love coming here because I can get fake tattoos, feed the lorikeets, talk to the staff and do the animal encounters which u can sometimes hold some animals

Thank Heidi S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fab day out. Pre-booked online, so we fast tracked in. An excellent map to navigate us around. Price per person was also very reasonable.

Thank Sn0wy111
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are members of the zoo so attend quite a lot. Its nice to see the focus on smaller animals and conservation. The down side is that it can be very crowded at weekends and holidays.

Thank Amanda H

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