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Bristol Zoo Gardens

#13 of 202 things to do in Bristol Features Animals
Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Bristol Zoo trip with the grand children

This is a lovely place to take your children for the day. Currently they are offering free entry... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Swindon, United Kingdom
Small but amazing.

Have visited over 40 different zoos, safari park and animal parks here, Europe and the USA, this is... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
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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 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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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a lovely place to take your children for the day. Currently they are offering free entry for each paying adult. This is not a large zoo but contains many species of animals to keep the children occupied all day. The talks on the...More

2  Thank Baz1953
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have visited over 40 different zoos, safari park and animal parks here, Europe and the USA, this is in my top ten. Amazing array of creatures in a compact space, enclosures were imaginative and well kept. Big on education for all too. Loved the walk...More

1  Thank heathers44
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We have only been to Bristol zoo once and are planning on going back very soon! easy to find and easy parking. We took our own picnic in and enjoyed it sitting on the green watching the bird show/talks which was a nice touch. I...More

Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good visit to Bristol zoo yet again, Except this was the first time I took my 18 month old daughter, which Bristol zoo currently let's under 2's in free and over this summer all children have been free with a voucher downloaded off their...More

Thank Owen D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Spent 4 hours there and really enjoyed! Parking is just £3 for all day if you need it. Short queue on entry, £17 per adult and £15 for a fifteen year old, we were given a map of the zoo which was helpful. Weather was...More

1  Thank mary t
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We visit many zoos with our kids and this has to be one of the best we have seen. The zoo is big enough to fill a whole day if you want and has a good selection of exhibits and animals. Our favourites were the...More

Thank glendog74
Reviewed 22 August 2016

took the grand children day before the wedding and spent at least 4.5 hours in here and had a wonderful time

Thank ddodd2301
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We went to the second Pokemon hunt at the zoo as we were unable to get in on the first event. The signal was intermittent in some zones, but on the whole it was fun to play. Saw lots of animals there too. We are...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We havent visited the Zoo for about 5 year despite it being the nearest zoo to where e live. Decided to take my daughter here as i noticed kids go free in the summer which was a great help and a lovely idea. You now...More

5  Thank Sam N
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Recently went to Bristol zoo for the day with my son in law and grandchildren, I wasn't very impressed, the food wasn't that great for adults but for children it was dreadful, make sure you take a packed lunch, parking was ok and only £3,...More

3  Thank Hayley B
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Leanne C
Is this near to Bristol airport? How much is it to get in? Thanks
10 June 2017|
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Response from ESBMBB | Reviewed this property |
Hi, don't know about the Airport sorry. It's about £18 & a few pence to get in but they ask you for a donation which would make it £20, this is optional. Not sure on children's prices.
Hi, How do I complain and get a refund? I am severely disabled in a wheelchair and came to the Zoo for my daughter's birthday - she was 19 - and I hadn't see her for a long time, since she had gone to Uni. We had 6 in our party and my assistance dog. After we had paid, I was advised there was a map showing which parts of the park you can't go to with the assistance dog, which worked out to be 2/3rds of the Zoo and nearly every animal. We went near the lions, who did not have a no entry sign against them but were told we couldn't see them either. So my family went around all the attractions without me. I stayed with my carer and ended up in the temporary cafe where 2 drinks and a small square of shortbread cost £8.00. I can understand the animals welfare comes first but why didn't the cashier make it obvious to us on arrival that we wouldn't be able to see the Zoo together as a party of 6 and that I and my carer would be banned from most of the Zoo due to having my assistance dog. Had we known we would have gone elsewhere and my daughter could have visited the park herself another day. It completely spoilt her birthday and I was left upset by the experience. In future please make it compulsory that your staff notify the disabled handler of an assistance dog that they will be banned from most of the zoo, PRIOR to payment, so as to avoid the distress we endured. I would like to know if we can get a refund for myself and my carer due to the lack of animals we could see in the Zoo? Thank you, Sharon
15 March 2017|
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Response from Gumawama G | Reviewed this property |
If you look on the internet for them you could find their phone number or email
Mohsen E
Hello Are there all animals in Bristol zoo?
25 December 2016|
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Response from HoraceHedgehog | Reviewed this property |
For large animals the Wild Place near Cribbs Causeway is probably better, but the Zoo has smaller animals in very comfortable surroundings and beautiful gardens. The Noah's Ark zoo is run by fundamentalist Christians and I... More