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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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The Clifton Pavilion at Bristol Zoo Gardens

We recently had a Christmas party at the Bristol Zoo Clifton Pavilion, it was a fantastic venue... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
April M
Slimbridge, United Kingdom
Feels tight and unnatural.

A zoo should feel like your almost in nature watching the animals in a minature version of their... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2016
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
+44 117 974 7399
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We recently had a Christmas party at the Bristol Zoo Clifton Pavilion, it was a fantastic venue. The staff were very professional, the venue was elegant and beautifully presented, the food was superb and the disco was great. I highly recommend this venue if you...More

Thank April M
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A zoo should feel like your almost in nature watching the animals in a minature version of their natural habitat. This felt like a pet shop with animals squeezed into kennels and boxes for people to gawp at. The only thing missing was the price...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I visited Bristol Zoo for the first time last month with my partner and It was a very plessant surprise, it's a very good size and a great day out. All of the animals have very large spaces and you can tell that they are...More

Thank Bobera
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Defiantly the highlight of the day was the penguins and sea loins swimming under water, my 10 month old son was so excited and frankly so was I.

Thank Winston H
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely zoo - great for family with kids from quite small up to early/mid teens. Really easy to wander around, great activity signs (like are you faster than a cheetah/aardvark..etc where you sprint set distance and compare your time with whichever animal)...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The zoo was relatively compact and you can see most animals within a few hours. Enough to keep younger and older children entertained, mainly the seals, penguins for some action and the apes for interest. The enclosures for the animals are quite small and there...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Thank Heidi S
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Thank Sn0wy111
Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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...More

Thank Rob T
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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