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“Not too much walking and packed with content”

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Ranked #13 of 213 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 April 2014

A great zoo. Not many big animals, but plenty to see. if the children are young they will be able to walk around and see lots without getting too tired. A good park area for them to let off steam. A good choice of food to buy., but take a picnic if you are on a budget.

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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Took the family for the day out to the zoo and was bitterly disappointed. The animals that were visible and there were not many, looked either bored or distressed. Their habitat appeared very small and dark. One area which is called the Twilight World was beyond twilight, just dark. You couldn't see each other or what was being displayed. People were falling over each other and children were panicking because they lost sight of their parents!

The restaurant was very over priced, not well laid out. The food was basic and not very appealing.

The only highlight were the gardens which were colorful, tidy and nice to walk around.

Thank Phil4255
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

I'm surprised at some of the poor reviews on here!!!! I loved our visit to Bristol Zoo. As soon as you walk in there's enclosures with animals to see straight away (despite what someone else has said below!) and everything seemed really clean and tidy and well looked after. The gardens at this time of year were beautiful and colourful, so I guess the flower beds always have something pretty growing at all times of the year. If it rains there are covered parts aswell. Our grown up kids loved the "Zooropia" attraction. For a small fee they could go on a giant adventure assault course which they loved. Big place to eat with seating undercover outside. We really enjoyed our visit and would definitely go again.

1  Thank AlisonWombourne
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I love it. We are members thanks to a gift from our son, and go often. It would have got 5 stars if the catering facility was better, but one can always take a picnic.

Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My partner myself our daughter and grandson visited on saturday 18th april. Price 46.00 in total. Hadnt been to the zoo since i was a child and was disappointed with the day we had walked around for 20 minutes before we saw one animal/creature and what we saw was a cockroach GREAT.......... Everything looked like it hadnt been touched or cleaned since i was last there as a child.....animals were not very active which is hit or miss at the zoo....but the place in whole is in need of a lick of paint animals looked like they hadnt been cleaned out in days....... I suggest the extra hour travel and go to folly farm where the place is spotless plenty of keepers around the farm cleaning feeding the animals etc play areas for the kids and plenty of toilets which bristol zoo only had 2 lots of toilets not good when u have a 4 and 7 year old... Loved the place as a child but wont be taking my children or grandchildren back there.

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