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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nice little place

We came a few days after Xmas so it was rather chilly, we still saw most animals. The lion talk was... read more

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darko2oo4
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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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Purchased annual season tickets for to adults and a child, we will certainly get the value for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
T7626NNdavep
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A visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens is an adventure into an exciting animal kingdom, all set within 12 acres of beautiful gardens. Get up close to more than 400 species of exotic, endangered and adorable animals from the four corners of the globe, whilst...more
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
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We came a few days after Xmas so it was rather chilly, we still saw most animals. The lion talk was really interesting. As a family, we visit a lot of zoo's, my daughter said that this is her new favourite! The cafe food was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank darko2oo4
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I previously reviewed The Hide in August....okay so the bird noises are not to my liking, but accept you can’t please everyone. However, the binoculars still don’t work and now look like the disappointed children are either chewing on them or trying to rip them...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went spur of the moment or a Saturday - booked online and saved a small bit of money. Parking was a struggle as was a Saturday and all the car parks full so had to park up the side street (£3 for 3 hours). The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Purchased annual season tickets for to adults and a child, we will certainly get the value for money from these, plenty to see, ideal for a 3 year old to run around ( he does not walk), plenty yo see.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even in February there was lots to see and do, not many flowers out this time of year however in late Spring and Summer it will be stunning.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David R
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great day out with the wife and kids. Only disappointment was that we couldn’t leave the kids there. Good few hours spent exploring.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a good experience, staff didn't appear to know what they were doing, didn't know where the table numbers were, & were wandering aimlessly around trying to find who's meal was who's..... We waited over an hour for our meals, only ordered 3!! People who...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good few hours walking around. Looks like it all needs a good spruce up thought everywhere. There was staff around cleaning and working so maybe they are getting it ready for their busy season.More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank paulapick187
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Our grounds team are constantly working hard to keep the whole zoo tidy and presentable, so I am sorry if you did not find it to be this way on the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited the zoo after many years and nothing has really changed (except the overpriced restaurant) we only paid £31 with the family saver ticket as it was out of season so it was great value for money. The animals all seemed happy and well...More

Date of experience: February 2019
4  Thank bobbiejopck
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, I'm delighted to hear that you took advantage of our super-saver tickets and that you found them to be great value! As the zoo is over 180 years old, the layout and structures do tend to remain the same, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a lovely sunny day we set off for the Bristol Zoo and what fun we had, the joy on the little ones face when he saw the animals. Plenty to see. Nice quiet corners for a picnic or the restaurant is there to fill...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the review, it's heartwarming to hear that our animals brought such joy to your little one! I'm glad that you had such a fun visit. We do have some beautiful spots for picnicking in the sun and the food served in the...More

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kit886
18 February 2019|
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Response from odette P | Reviewed this property |
It's very good Zoo with excelent breeding programme for endagered breeds . and it's good fun too. We didn't eat there so I can't comment about the cafe .
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robalveston
14 November 2018|
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Response from Sue G | Reviewed this property |
Wildplace is still very much under development so I am not sure what the end intention is for the lions but I volunteered at Bristol Zoo for 17 years, up until recently, so I will ask!
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angharadd2015
9 November 2018|
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Response from tartanknickers | Reviewed this property |
I remember taking my children with my mother it rained all day. The kids had a wonderful day and I remember it with great fondness. I'm sure you will all enjoy it rain or shine.
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