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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Excellent for kids of all ages

I recently visited the zoo with my husband and our three grand children, the youngest was 8 and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mandi S
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Sydney, Australia
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A very good zoo with a great variety of animals and some very creative ways of getting to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ronaldinhollew
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Swansea
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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...more
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
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Last week I went to Bristol zoo for the gorilla experience and I had such an amazing day. The staff were fantastic, friendly and Very patient and informative. I really enjoyed feeding Jock, what a character. Obviously you don’t get to go in with the...More

Thank lindaburns4
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recently visited the zoo with my husband and our three grand children, the youngest was 8 and the eldest 14, there were attractions and an amazing array of animals, including the new tree kangaroo exhibit, coming on holiday from Australia it was great to...More

1  Thank Mandi S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very good zoo with a great variety of animals and some very creative ways of getting to see them. I particularly liked the seal enclosure with the underwater viewing platforms. Seeing the seals through the glass, swimming inches above our heads was incredible. Also,...More

Thank Ronaldinhollew
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We love Bristol Zoo. Even on a rainy day you can spend hours here. We especially love the gorilla enclosure. The only negative is that some enclosures are definitely too small for the respective animals.

1  Thank CJT77GB
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether you are young or old Bristol Zoo is a great place to take the family. If you prefer to take your own food there is the outdoor space to have a picnic as well as seeing the animals have their own lunch. Alternatively you...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A zoo is a zoo I think, shame about the lion enclosure, it’s so small. The rest of the zoo is like a Tardis though! Huge!

Thank Roloshumans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice zoo with plenty of animals suitable for all ages. Even if it’s raining you can see most animals in there inclosures. There’s a good shop but can be expensive if you have small children.

1  Thank Shaun A
Reviewed 1 week ago

As well as a great collection of animals, the gardens are well established and maintained and this adds enormously to give a pleasant environment. There are plenty of places to sit. Bristol Zoo is all about conservation, and promotes breeding of endangered species in captivity...More

1  Thank Silvergirl735764
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the 5 stars!! It's so great to hear that you enjoyed your day and that you make the most of our beautifully landscaped gardens! Thank you for mentioning the wonderful conservation work we undertake as a charity and thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice way to spend a morning/afternoon/day. Plenty of areas to sit, although when it's busy - not enough. You can bring your own food which helps keep the costs down if you have a gaggle of children with you. We had a meander around...More

2  Thank Paul_Abergavenny
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very constructive and overall very positive feedback! It's really useful to hear from guests what we did well and what we need to improve on, so thank you for sharing this. Zoo parking is limited (£3 for day guests and £1...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our baby grand daughter to the zoo with our daughter . We took our own children there regularly The zoo remains a great place to take children . It is lovely to walk around . It has an exciting play area and a...More

Thank Carolyn L
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback, I'm glad that you and your family enjoyed your day! Thank you for your continued support of us and our conservation work through your visits!

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Richard P
15 August 2018|
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Response from JaneWindsor2702 | Reviewed this property |
I m not sure you should ring the zoo and ask 😬
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Richard P
7 August 2018|
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Response from hollerinzebra | Reviewed this property |
I think this has already been answered, so yes, the big dining room with the somewhat eccentric menu and more conventional sandwich etc stalls dotted around. Watch for the starlings, my friend had her sandwich snitched out... More
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19 July 2018|
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