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Bristol Zoo Gardens
Ranked #40 of 219 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 10 May 2014

Visited here a couple of times over the past few years. It is always a great day out. It is a relatively small zoo but there is plenty on offer to keep everyone busy. Food can be a bit expensive so bring a picnic! We used a groupon voucher for the sunset special..Although it was torrential rain, it was a great evening in the zoo. Plenty of visitors had picnics and champagne! The jazz band was a great addition.

Thank c2288
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We live in Taunton and regularly visit Bristol Zoo (probably once every couple of months) and we always have a fantastic time. There is so much to see we never get bored. My 2 girls (aged 6 years and 2 years) love it and never struggle to walk around and never run out of things to look at.
The only down side of this visit was that the pork rolls in the restaurant are very very dry and not worth the money at all. It is very pricy and in the summer we will start to bring our own pic-nic. It's a shame as the food does look beautiful, it just didn't live up to expectation this visit. The chips were good though!
When we last visited it was raining on and off all day but we had a fantastic time and will be back again soon!

Thank Kayleigh C
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I live in Stratford upon Avon and my son, daughter in law and 18 month old granddaughter are in Bridgwater Somerset, so we decided to meet half way and have a day out at Bristol Zoo. I went with my other two sons, Daughter in law and 2 year 0ld grandson. We were delighted with this zoo, it had something for everyone. The play park had stuff even my little granddaughter could play on and my sons were like big kids on the overhead assault course. The zoo is very well laid out with lovely wide paths so we could amble along at our leisure. Plenty of toilets and places to sit down which was good for me. We had a lovely day and thought the animals were well housed and everywhere was immaculately clean.

Thank quintonjan
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Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

My friend had money off vouchers so we decided to spend a few hours at the zoo.
It hasn't changed much in the past 15 years....the dinosaur exhibit was interesting but on the whole the zoo is quite boring.
Food is very expensive so I'd advise taking a picnic as there is a very nice picnic area.

Thank Leighanna T
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

It's a small compact zoo ideal for kids but has some gorgeous gardens as well with lots of seating so good for those older ones amongst us as well.
The days of large animals like elephants and giraffes are gone now and there are still lions and gorillas here but the zoo has capitalised on showing some things differently such as Fruit Bats, twilight zone and seals and penquins which have all been done very well especially the penquins and the underwater viewing.
Not cheap but a good day never the less.

Thank digipicsuk
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