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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Address: Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3HA, England
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+44 117 974 7399
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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At Bristol Zoo Gardens you can enjoy an amazing world of animals, all...

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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Clean and well-organised. Great for younger children.

This zoo was a pleasant surprise. When we first approached, we couldn't believe that such a built up area housed this venue but within the city, this surprise spot amazed... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great day out lots of well looked after animals and very educational for everyone, at a very reasonable price

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This zoo was a pleasant surprise. When we first approached, we couldn't believe that such a built up area housed this venue but within the city, this surprise spot amazed us. Very clean, with a great flow and clearly marked even group, this zoo is a great place for the younger kids. Some of the enclosures are a little tight... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Historic zoo with all the usual animals and exhibits. Very handy for the city centre and Clifton Downs. Great day out sunny or rainy.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Bristol Zoo had been around for many years, it is a pleasant day out especially for families, not a large zoo but nicely laid out, plenty of areas for picnicing or there is also a cafe or restaurant.

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Thank Jacqui G
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

took my grandson who is 5, and he thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. we were there over 6 hours and he did not get bored for one second. great place.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the zoo yesterday parking on the field at the top of the hill was a Bargin at £3.00 for the day as most attractions charge up to £20 per car. We paid £17.00 each adult on the door and our 1 year old daughter went free. We have been to a few zoos around the world including san... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I was a little bit put off by the price at first, but I really wanted to go and see it. I definitely wasn't disappointed. They have all sorts of animals that you can see close up, and they have loads of talks and feeds throughout the day (where you can watch animals like gorillas being fed). They have an... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great place for a day out with the family. Fantastic zoo and walking distance to the famous Bristol Suspension Bridge. A must for all,the family.

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We attended a wedding here with access for all to the whole zoological site and aquarium. The zoo is a little gem with up close acces to Lions, Gorillas and Flamingos to name but a few. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

So many different types of animals to see and some inclosures you can walk through so you can really get close to the animals. Very friendly staff, well looked after zoo which is so beautiful to walk round. Well worth the money!!

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