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Bristol Zoo Gardens

#12 of 206 things to do in Bristol Features Animals
Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Slightly disappointed

Got through the zoo in only a couple of hours as there wasn't much to see. Mostly small animals and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gemma B
via mobile
Good day out

I've never been to Bristol zoo, but I wish I'd came sooner! It's a brilliant day out, we ended up... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris L
Haverhill, England, 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 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 yesterday via mobile

Got through the zoo in only a couple of hours as there wasn't much to see. Mostly small animals and birds. Good for young children but not much there to entertain adults.

Thank Gemma B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've never been to Bristol zoo, but I wish I'd came sooner! It's a brilliant day out, we ended up spending the entire day going round it! Admittedly it's not a huge zoo, but it offers a huge verity considering. We went to The Hide...More

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a long time since I last visited the zoo and I can definitely say that it's improved for the better. The twighlight exhibitions are brilliant and included species I've not seen anywhere else (although do take your time to get used to the dark...More

Thank Sarah s
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took advantage of the £5 Friday night option. Although quite busy, we managed to see most of the animals (a lot were more active that time of day - although some had gone to bed). Food was a bit limited, but OK. Well worth...More

Thank CowOnTheMoove
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have an annual pass that always comes in handy when there's not much else to do. We visited in the evening for the twilight event and had a great time! With live music on the lawn and the sun setting, it was so nice...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Quite a small zoo although very nice and kids enjoyed it. Take your own food though as the Hide restaurant has an exceptionally limited choice especially for kids and what is available is not particularly exciting.

Thank retirednow54
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting too much from a zoo in Bristol but I was pleasantly pleased to find out that it was much larger and more extensive than I thought. There's a wide range of animals from Asiatic lions to butterflies all set in attractive gardens....More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Seeing all the animals in the lovely weather made a great start to the day however, I am very disappointed not only with the food but also the lack of respect staff members seem to have for customers within the hideaway restaurant. On arrival we...More

Thank paige N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited due to last minute plans being cancelled and we looked for things to do nearby and thought 'let's go to the zoo!' The animals all looked very happy and comfortable! The habitats were well suited to each animal and the staff knew a...More

Thank Jazmine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were invited by friends who were celebrating their twin boys 6th birthday and it's a day/overnight that I will remember forever. Our welcome at the zoo was exceptional and we were all greeted by name. Now I'm sure this welcome isn't the norm for...More

Thank Foxielady1
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Leanne C
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
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