Jersey Zoo
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jersey Zoo was founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell. Its 32 acres of beautifully landscaped park is home to over 100 species of animal, many of which are threatened in the wild. The zoo is the heartbeat of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the global charity with a mission to save species from extinction. The zoo's onsite facilities include two cafés, 5-star glamping, a hostel, conservation training academy, and charity shop.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Hazel C
    Broadway, United Kingdom78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience
    Wonderful zoo on a beautiful day. Popped into the cafe at the entrance - the Tiramasu cake is delicious. Had a lovely gentle stroll round everywhere. It is a place one cannot rush - you need to allow time to stand/sit and watch and wait for the animals to appear. The enclosures can be quite over grown so patience is a virtue. Stopped at the 2nd cafe for lunch - wonderful way to spend the day.. perhaps not the best place to take young children as they want to see everything and often want to rush off before the animals appear.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 May 2023
  • Ruth M
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic day
    What a wonderful day, such a special place and not at all like a ‘zoo’!! The staff were so helpful and the provision of motorised scooters (rental) made the area easy to navigate for those with poor mobility. The information on Gerald Durrell was fascinating
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Neil W
    8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great day out
    If you like a good zoo that spaces out the animals than this is for you. The frequent bus service assures you easy access. Durrell was and stands as a leading conservationist and there is a lovely air of freedom for the apes. Afterwards pop into the huge thrift shop across from the car park to pick up a bargain, all in aide for the zoo.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • Trevor Steadman
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable and informative
    This was my first visit. I was very impressed by the conservation philosophy, the focus on specific collections and the knowledgeable and informative staff. Spent way more time there than anticipated, not because of its scale but its engagement value. Food in the cafe was efficiently served but a tad pricy. Would recommend a visit, but don't think of it as a zoo but a research and conservation centre
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Ess3x_Girly
    Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely afternoon
    Had a lovely wander around the zoo. Lots to see and lots of benches for a rest in the heat. Cafe at the entrance was lovely. Only downside, the map was hard to understand and makes it look a lot bigger than it is.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Dave
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic nature experience…
    What a fantastic experience, a brilliant place but more a sanctuary than a zoo. Unbelievable experience and the staff were absolutely top class. The best facility of this type I have ever visited in the world. Keep this place going great work they are doing…
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Jojo71
    Salisbury, United Kingdom458 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much more than a zoo
    Loved our experience here❤️ I came here 35 years ago and remembered how much I loved it and how much the memories stuck in my mind so I couldn’t wait to go back when we visited Jersey. Such an amazing place, way more than a zoo, so much to learn and we loved seeing all the animals looking so happy and chilled. The Gerald Durrell museum was a really lovely touch too. All the photos, memoirs and gifts made us feel so emotional. A must if you’re visiting Jersey
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Andrea F
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good day out
    A zoo that is easy to walk round as quite flat. Interesting animals although not that many that you get bored. Quite wheelchair friendly too. Spent a few hours walking round. Lovely day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 July 2023
  • OnAir793003
    34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice place to spend a few hours wandering around a pleasant garden with exotic animals.
    A well designed zoo, and it is a zoo, not a safari park. Lots of open spaces and areas to relax. The enclosures are large and some animals you will not see due to them sleeping or just relaxing away from view. A very good butterfly enclosure was well received by children. They also have feeding times when the staff chat about the animals and you have a better chance to see the animals. Worth reading Durrels books to get more of an idea about the set up.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 July 2023
  • caroline o
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely place to be
    The zoo is lovely, such a peaceful place, flowers and trees all around, lots of picnic tables. Cafe clean and cheerful. The fruit bat house is amazing as is the Butterfly tunnel, like fairy land.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
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redsue137
Corringham, England121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Just loved this place. It’s beautifully laid out- but not so big that it is exhausting. The keepers were happy to talk to us and provide information on their various charges, of which, they talk fondly! Very friendly. My favourite was Azena, the giant anteater but there are lots of other animals too. There is an area detailing Gerald Darrell’s work which was really interesting.
A really good day out-and very reasonably priced
Written 14 May 2024
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Marilyn M
New Westminster, Canada41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I fulfilled my lifelong dream of visiting the Jersey Zoo May 12-13 and it did not disappoint. We stayed in the Glamping Pods overnight and were treated royally by Adam. Ensured we had what we needed, provided tons of information, and every time he saw us he checked in to see everything was good and that we were enjoying ourselves. On top of that when I asked him how to go about getting a taxi on the second day to take us to our hotel in St Helier he stated to say he would arrange it and then changed it to ‘I’ll drive you into town when I leave at 3:00 and give you a little tour on the way. Save you some money!’ That he did and we were ever so grateful for the little tour.

We did the Dusk Tour first night with Abby as our more than capable guide. She has such passion for her work (she is in the bird division) and it shines through. It was an amazing tour showing several species of birds.

In the morning before we left we did a lemur experience lead by Chris firstly and then Leila (or Layla) took us right into the Ringtail Lemur to meet the 4 boys - Stump, Derek, & Tigger - unfortunately I just can’t recall the 4th. We got to visit up close and personal & feed them peanuts, camellias and roses. They would actually grab your fingers gently and pull your hand closer so they could get the peanut!! Again, Leila’s passion shone through. She was so proud to show off her boys!!

This visit was a thrill of a lifetime and these 4 staff members made it even more special. The staff in the Firefly restaurant and in the gift shop were also very friendly and helpful. I have to say the staff in the zoo are very special!
Written 13 May 2024
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Snagglepuss97
Trowbridge, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A beautiful well maintained Zoo, established by the naturalist Gerald Durrell in 1959.
The Zoo's Mission is to recover wildlife, revive ecosystems and reconnect people to nature. There is a fascinating range of creatures from Sloths, Gorillas and Monkey to exotic birds and reptiles. A super cafe with toilet facilities and places for children to play make for a wonderful day out.
Written 13 May 2024
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GIDraco
Cambuslang, UK287 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We arrived here for opening on a beautiful sunny day with our 9-year-old twins.

They absolutely loved their visit - and the orangutans were our favourite enclosure.

Not too massive for their little legs and a good range of animals to see. Rangers also good with letting us see some of the creatures get fed.

Cafe very pricey but a good range of things to choose from. Clean toilets and a play area for the kids to wind up their afternoon. Excellent bus links too for visitors.

Worth the visit!
Written 13 May 2024
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Philip L
Rugby, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Love this Zoo such a great experience to see the gorilla troop and the orangutang.
Cafe’s and shop very good also.
.Always worth a visit.
Written 10 May 2024
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John E
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A great day out. Good bus service from St Helier. A must visit is the Fruit Bats which are an endangered species. At the time they had around 97 bats. The talk was most informative. Nice cafe as well.
Written 8 May 2024
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JackiePHC
Wimborne Minster, UK149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I have wanted to visit this zoo since I was a pre-teen, having loved Gerald Durrell’s books, and I was not disappointed.
The enclosures were large and full of interest for the animals, with plenty of living vegetation and ground cover. The surroundings were clean and well maintained, and the information signs explained the conservation efforts clearly.
All the staff I asked questions of were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
The zoo covers a fairly large area, so I hired a mobility scooter as I have pain when I walk too far, and this worked well, with paths designed to be accessible. It was well worth it for me.
The zoo doesn’t have a huge range of animals, and no big cats, elephants, hippos, rhinos or many other traditional zoo animals, because it focuses on working with specific endangered species.
I was fascinated with the animals I saw and appreciated learning about them.
A highlight, for me, was watching an Orangutan using a tool.
Clean, accessible toilets were available throughout the zoo, and several places to purchase refreshments.
Written 8 May 2024
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_ros_allen
Loughton, UK229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I really enjoyed this trip. Wanted to go for years, and it did not disappoint. We had a car so that helped as it is to the north of the island.
I think signposting could be better to be picky. Everything was further than you think and the signs don't seem to link up.
However, tick box ticked. Nice day.
Written 26 April 2024
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Julie R
Horsham District, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had made the trip to Jersey especially to visit this Zoo.
Jersey Zoo is incredibly easy to get to with regular buses from St Heliers.
The entrance fee is very reasonable, with various options, concession's and family tickets.
The Zoo itself is quite large, I would say that you need to give yourself at least 4hrs.
The facilities are all clean and well signed. There’s plenty of toilets and there are changing areas and disabled toilets.
There’s also a large restaurant with plenty of options for both hot and cold food on the menus.
It is child friendly with plenty of high chairs.
We found that the whole sustainability ethos flows throughout the Zoo.
The fact that there are students learning their craft and that the zoo is highly engaged in research and reintroducing animals to the wild make this incredibly valuable place, and well worth visiting.
The staff we met were all friendly, helpful and informative.
The enclosures are generous and well maintained. With clear information and facts about the animals. The animals all looked healthy and happy. And seemed contented and relaxed.
We had a wonderful day and however you feel about zoos this is a very special place..we will be returning soon.
Written 22 April 2024
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Nicola c
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a lovely conservation zoo. The animals are well cared for and seem really happy in their surroundings. Loved seeing the Gorilla's and Orangutans up close there are some very unusual amphibians that are endangered and very rare to see in other zoos .I loved the fruit bats too. A must see is the Gerald Durrell story there was an extremely informative lovely lady volunteer giving us lots of information, volunteers are a credit to this zoo. Lots of information on Gerald Durrell an amazing person who has left this wonderful legacy.
Written 19 April 2024
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