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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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Good day out but not many animals to see!

We went in half term, it was very very busy, numbers were not restricted so there was lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nic P
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Family visit

Great place to visit more so for the younger members of the family... not an all day affair more... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brett-lara S
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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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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went in half term, it was very very busy, numbers were not restricted so there was lots of people all trying to see (very little) the online prepaid wasn’t working but on arrival it didn’t matter as they had done away with priority tickets....More

Thank Nic P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to visit more so for the younger members of the family... not an all day affair more like 3-4 hrs tops ... not elephants or giraffes as the zoo it not big enough as fairly central to the city ...

Thank Brett-lara S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Bristol Zoo Gardens as had bought my daughter a red panda meet and greet experience as a Christmas present. We arrived at the zoo just after opening and was pleased to see that it seemed the perfect size (Not too big but plenty...More

Thank MoosHampshire
Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way home to South Wales we stopped in, and had such a great time! It took us around 3 hrs to walk around, but we had such a great time-- they have mini talks that happen through the day, which was great interaction...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a day out at the Zoo on 14th February 2018. It was a rainy cold day so not too busy at all. The keepers were very informative and we enjoyed the talks that were given. Glad to see the Aquarium has been revamped...More

1  Thank h4rryw4rd
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback, really glad to hear that you and your daughter has a great time visiting us. I'm sorry you had a long wait at The Hide restaurant. The team do their best to serve as efficiently as possible but obviously longer...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bristol Zoo is definitely a good day out if they have their discounts available - I would argue it is too pricey without these. The zoo itself is quite dated and focuses much more on small animals. The lions (the only big animals) were pretty...More

1  Thank European-Bookworm
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the zoo, been visiting at least twice a year for 7 years, but the new revamped cafe is at odds completely. Bring back self service style and cakes and sandwiches on the counter. Although the food is lovely it is overpriced for zoo visitors...More

1  Thank Sheila P
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoy regular visits to our zoo! I'm sorry that you have had a bad experience at The Hide restaurant and that the service was slow. I'm very surprised to hear that you felt the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was quite a busy Sunday at the start of half term. There was no parking in the zoo car park but the street parking is free on Sundays. The zoo staff were helpful. A smaller number of animals than some other zoo but the...More

Thank Janethelongbow
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for the positive feedback, it's great to hear that you had a good day and found our team helpful! Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a zoo enthusiast, I have high standards. Brooklyn Zoo didn't cut it, but the Paris Zoo was exceptional. Bristol didn't quite hit those highs, but it certainly overdelivers. Lots of amazing attractions, from the gorillas to the giant tortoises. It's very compact, meaning you...More

Thank Callum L
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the 5 stars!! It's great to hear that you were impressed by our zoo and enjoyed exploring our attractions and sampling our tasty food in The Hide. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite snow and freezing temps, this was a lovely Sunday afternoon out. Small zoo but perfectly formed.

Thank the5moos
BZG-GuestServices, Manager at Bristol Zoo Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for the lovely feedback, really great to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday afternoon with us! Thank you for supporting us and our conservation work through your visit!

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bizliz45
2 February 2018|
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Response from 414Vera1970 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an area under cover to eat picnic. Yes you can come out and go back in , I think they stamp your hand . Hope you enjoy your trip
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bizliz45
2 February 2018|
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Response from TheTraveller044 | Reviewed this property |
Yeh loads of places. Don’t buy there food it’s over priced garbage!
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24 October 2017|
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Response from BZG-GuestServices | Property representative |
Hi there, our Gorilla VIP Experience allows you access with one of our expert Mammal Keepers behind the scenes. In this unforgettable adventure you will get the chance to interact indirectly with our Western Lowland... More
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