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Bristol Zoo Gardens

#12 of 199 things to do in Bristol Features Animals
Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Excellent Zoo!

We visit many zoos with our kids and this has to be one of the best we have seen. The zoo is big... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Cornwall, United Kingdom
waiting for wedding

took the grand children day before the wedding and spent at least 4.5 hours in here and had a... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Grantham, 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 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
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Decided to take the children to the zoo. Lovely day out. Very friendly staff and lots of little activities for the kids to do. Nice restaurant. Great day out for all the family and very easy to find everything and easy walking.

Thank Kestell22
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We had a party at the zoo and highly recommend it. It was a 7 year olds party but we had children from aged 2-8 and a half and there was something for everyone. We arrived at 9.30 and as the zoo is quiet at...More

Thank dinky789
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Second time of going over 5yrs, it was busy but manageable to get around as people moved around, lovely to see the array of different animals and insects with plenty things to see & do staff were very welcomed and informative of questions asked, plenty...More

Thank lorracook
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great day at the zoo, this zoo is very well laid out, not huge but plenty to see and do. We really liked the fact you can get close to the animals. A brilliant play ground for the children and a little splash...More

Thank sean110986
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Took two toddlers and a ten year old. We enjoyed the zoo, the gardens and flowers were amazing so beautiful & pretty never seen grounds so well cared for in the UK! All staff we met were friendly & helpful. We enjoyed the lions, monkeys...More

Thank Jelabr
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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