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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
Phone Number: +44 117 974 7399
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At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all...

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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Lovely day out

Fab day out. Pre-booked online, so we fast tracked in. An excellent map to navigate us around. Price per person was also very reasonable.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am an annual member here and have been for a number of years I love coming here because I can get fake tattoos, feed the lorikeets, talk to the staff and do the animal encounters which u can sometimes hold some animals

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fab day out. Pre-booked online, so we fast tracked in. An excellent map to navigate us around. Price per person was also very reasonable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are members of the zoo so attend quite a lot. Its nice to see the focus on smaller animals and conservation. The down side is that it can be very crowded at weekends and holidays.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had never visited Bristol Zoo before and was unsure what to expect when I saw the size on a map, however I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. Unlike many zoos, Bristol is laid out in a way that allows you to view all the animals without doubling back or too much route planning. We could have staid longer... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has been a few years since I last visited Bristol Zoo but much has improved. There is the continued emphasis on conservation and with the breeding programme. We were fortunate to be there when the Penguins were being fed , always an entertainment in itself. If there is a criticism it's having to fork out for parking in addition... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Always great and always something new to see. The animals are well looked after and there is so much to see. The animal presentations are very interesting and worth a visit.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent facilities and a great opportunity to see a wide range of animals, insects, birds and reptiles. There are lots of information sheets and well designed visitor attractions. It was the first time we had visited since 1960 & it is a much better zoo now with a clear focus on conservation and breeding programmes. It's great for all ages... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good day out. Could spend a good 6 hours here. Lots of cafes and play things for the kids. Quite expensive to get in, although a family ticket works out cheaper!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the zoo in February so were glad of the indoor areas. I was particularly pleased with some of the more innovative ways of displaying animals, such as the rodents and crocs. From the humid enclosures out into rainy February Bristol was a bit of a shock to the system, so unfortunately we didn't spend too much time on... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Bristol zoo as a stopping point on a long journey. The zoo is in the middle of an urban area and the enclosures are far too small and fish tanks and walk throughs were dirty. We watched a seal complete the exact same route with exact same movements for 10 minutes. Was obviously stressed and bored along with... More 

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