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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Maybe good for little ones

A small zoo with mostly smaller animals in small enclosures and the two lions didn't appear to have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Really love the zoo, a great day out

So i'm actually a member of the zoo so i've been enough to give hopefully, an honest view... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A small zoo with mostly smaller animals in small enclosures and the two lions didn't appear to have enough room. The best were the gorillas with two babies who seemed quite happy. Have been to bigger and better zoos but this was ok for a...More

1  Thank steve110269
Reviewed 4 days ago

So i'm actually a member of the zoo so i've been enough to give hopefully, an honest view. Overall I really like this zoo, it's a city zoo that has slowly been moving it's larger animals out in a move that will please all animal...More

Thank nevermissabeat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I did enjoy the zoo but it looks slightly tired and unkept and I don’t think all the animals had adequate space , Food was overpriced for what it was but you do expect that these days at attractions like zoo’s and theme parks ....More

1  Thank beac0ness
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We attended a family members wedding at the pavilion and it was lovely. We thoroughly enjoyed the day not only the ceremony but the wall around the zoo as well. The staff were very friendly and helpful telling us all about the animals we encountered....More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our youngest grandchild, aged 6, to the zoo. He (and we) loved it. We were there about six hours, which gives enough time to see the animals, have a meal and also time for him to play in the play and splash areas. The...More

Thank Holgate1953
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was really fun visting the zoo even though it was a wet and coldish day.We stayed there between 5 and 6 hours.I saw animals I never saw before,like the fruit bats,up close,the fish with no eyes and the mole rats colony,very interesting creatures;penguins and...More

Thank 420gabrielab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time here walking about. It's a small zoo with an excellent collection and good displays. The fruit bats and aye-ayes were great. I would definitely recommend listening to the talks, especially the gorilla feeding. Watching a 32-stone silverback munching on lettuce is...More

Thank craig l
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our day at Bristol zoo for the Discovery day for Rainbows, Brownies, Cubs and Beavers. Our only problem was that when wet there is very little areas undercover to have picnic lunches now that the Restaurant has been expanded. Ability to use a...More

Thank Tigi_Higgins
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent zoo with really good facilities. I love the lions enclosure and the talks from the zoo keepers. Had a lovely cream tea in the cafe and up to good clean standards too. The zoo gift shop was well stocked with lots of variety to...More

Thank TaylorWheeler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes Chester zoo is good and has all the “big animals” (giraffes/elephants/rhino). However this Zoo was much better planned out with a better flow to walking around. You basically walk round in a big circle going from one exhibit to the other without really needing...More

Thank Kodak747
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27 July 2017|
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Response from pcarey125 | Reviewed this property |
Some of it is undercover but take a brolly just in case
25 July 2017|
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Response from paige N | Reviewed this property |
Some parts are indoors! However there is a lot to do outside so an umbrella is definitely needed!
Leanne C
10 June 2017|
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Response from JJL353 | Reviewed this property |
I live next to the zoo and it is approx. 25 minute drive from the airport (without traffic). There is a taxi rank for Arrow Taxis outside arrivals and they have the contract at the airport. Plenty of them but they aren't... More