Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Bristol  /  Zoos & Aquariums  /  Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol

(2,600+ reviews on the web)
Zoo / Aquarium
View animals from around the world in recreated natural settings at Bristol Zoo Gardens, where conservation and education meet. The zoo is also the world's oldest provincial zoo, having opened its gates in 1836. The "Twilight Zone," showcasing unusual species, was the first of its kind. Reptiles lounge in their reptile house, birds squawk in the aviaries, and gorillas, tamarinds, and marmosets reside on the islands, where the surrounding waters are alive with feathered creatures. Indoor and outdoor exhibits make a visit worthwhile in all weather conditions. Plan your visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bristol vacation route planner.
Create a full Bristol itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bristol

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Bristol by other users

10 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom & Bruges BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM ICELAND July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bath, Bristol & Cardiff BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in England BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol & Cardiff BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bristol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Bristol Zoo has a wide variety of animals and is definitely a fun-filled day for all ages! As part of a family of 8, we all thoroughly enjoyed the full day here!  more »
  • i was a bit disappointed whit the food on offer we decided to get food there and we didn't think that there was such little veriaty for the childrens meals  more »
  • We were lucky enough to pick a hot day so had the full benefit of the gardens and grass areas for picnicking. We also went earlier which was goo to get around before getting crowded. The food is avera...  more »
Google
  • Bristol zoo is fantastic. Really informative. Especially the animal talks. Great fun for all the family. We've been on both a normal day and one of the late opening "sunset" nights. Both are great. Though the sunset nights are a little short and it goes dark quickly at the end. Sunset nights are great if you can find a deal on the tickets (we only paid £5pp)
  • A great day out, there was more there than we thought so was a full day out if you take things at a leisurely pace. Parking is opposite the zoo and seemed to get full quickly so maybe an early start is recommended if you wish to park as close as possible. Very clean and well looked after surroundings.
  • What a lovely setting. Beautiful animals and spacious. Very busy as you'd expect
  • Great smaller zoo - well worth a visit. Nice garden setting too. Lunchtime animal show is aimed at smaller children who will enjoy getting closer to some of the animals.
  • Very much enjoyed the Zoo, lots to see and well presented. Really enjoyable day out