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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Love the way these city Zoo manage to find space for animals some lovely fur babies.. Am a big... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aj G
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We ended up going to Bristol Zoo as part of our Camp Baboon experience. I have to be honest but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelling_Carlos
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went to the Grotto at Bristop zoo yesterday with my almost two year old and it was such a lovely experience. Not only do the gardens themselves look beautiful with all the festive lights but the Grotto was a really cozy, festive experience. The...More

1  Thank rositaCadiz
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the 5 stars!! It's so great to hear that your daughter had such a lovely, magical time visiting Santa and I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to all involved! Thank you for supporting us and our...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the way these city Zoo manage to find space for animals some lovely fur babies.. Am a big Sloth and red panda fan and was not disappointed... Walking through the butterflies was stunning got the pleasure of having one land on me

Thank Aj G
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the lovely feedback, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day and saw some of your favourite animals! Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved Bristol Zoo Gardens! Easy to get to, clear parking (£3), whole day out, food available throughout from stalls/ restaurants, gift shop, well priced tickets in the winter which were very affordable! Great selection of animals to visit and just seems to continue into...More

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BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback and 5 stars!! It's great to hear that you enjoy our zoo and found the admission fee during winter excellent value! Thank you for recommending us and supporting our conservation work through your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place to go in Bristol with kids! Get an annual pass. Sometimes I just go for the play area. But take a packed lunch!!More

2  Thank 188katew
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback! It's a great perk of being an annual member that you can pop in and enjoy smaller sections of the zoo as and when you please. Thank you for recommending us and your continued support of our conservation work...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cold, bleak November day, so most of the exotic animals were understandably snuggled up indoors! I was particularly impressed with the penguin/seal enclosure with realistic landscaping and great viewing, both above and below the waterline. Good restaurant... reasonably priced and fast service. Altogether a...More

Thank stuart416
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your day out with your grandchildren and found Seal and Penguin Coast impressive! Lovely to read good comments about our restaurant, I will be sure to pass these onto our catering team. Thank...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it here! Was lovely to spend a few hours walking round and seeing all the animals. We got their first thing so there was hardly any people which was lovely as we were the only ones in the penguin and seal under water...More

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BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 stars and such lovely feedback! I'm really pleased that you were able to arrive early and had the opportunity to enjoy our penguin enclosure before anyone else. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my birthday trip with my family, 3 adults and two teenagers. And it was excellent, honestly one of the best days out. So much to do and see, the staff are really friendly, its easy to work your way around the site (toilets...More

1  Thank 876martha
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and lovely review! It's great to hear that you really enjoyed your day and found our site easy to navigate with lots to see and do! Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up going to Bristol Zoo as part of our Camp Baboon experience. I have to be honest but with a 4 hour drive ahead of us we almost skipped it and got on the road, however when we saw it was only 15-20min...More

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BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback and recommending us! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the original Victorian features of our zoo combined with lots of modern aspects and beautiful gardens. I hope you had a wonderful time at Camp Baboon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited recently with my 11 yr old grandson- one adult, one child £28.00. Lions worth seeing as are the gorillas. Good to see a larger gorilla house. Otherwise disappointing: Some empty enclosures Aquarium dark and dismal Lone baby hippo in tiny enclosure Not many chimps...More

3  Thank Wilks170
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback. Judging by the price you paid, you visited during half term so for future reference I'd recommend booking online. The tickets are always cheaper plus we often have excellent promotions during the holidays including our 'Child Goes Free' offer whereby...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great zoo with some great smaller animals. Loved the tree kangaroos. Also enjoyed seeing the signs about how the zoo used to be when it first opened and how things have changed with changes in animal welfare and understanding - very interesting. Great price too.More

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BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and great feedback! It's lovely to hear that you appreciate the way that our zoo has evolved over the years, always ensuring that animal welfare is of the highest priority. I'm glad you enjoyed your day and...More

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robalveston
15 November 2018|
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Response from Sue G | Reviewed this property |
Wildplace is still very much under development so I am not sure what the end intention is for the lions but I volunteered at Bristol Zoo for 17 years, up until recently, so I will ask!
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10 November 2018|
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Response from tartanknickers | Reviewed this property |
I remember taking my children with my mother it rained all day. The kids had a wonderful day and I remember it with great fondness. I'm sure you will all enjoy it rain or shine.
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angharadd2015
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Response from Alan K | Reviewed this property |
There isnt cover for everything, so I would recommend taking a brolly :)
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