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Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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3.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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.
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  • I enjoyed my trip to the zoo, doesn' compare with other zoos that I have been to. Lions are the only big animals (no tigers, elephants, giraffe rhino etc.) In a lovely setting, the staff were all help...  read more »
  • Not impressed not much there you park outside on verge you pay. Parking fees not a lot of animals would not go again 
  • We as a family visited in early June when the sun was out and had a lovely day, the monkets and Meer cats were my favourite. It took 3 hours to see it all then we walked to Clifton (15 mins ) and had ...  read more »
  • Have been visiting for over 15 years and still love this place. Some areas looking a little tired but they keep renewing to maintain a good overall experience. Most fascinating for me are the reptiles and bugs. A must-see for visitors to Bristol with children.
  • Did the sunset special. The que was massive considering it was online bookings only. But we got in after 15 minutes waiting. Had to park on the streets as all the parking was taken. The zoo was rather small and we completed it and went back to the parts which were busy in just over an hour. Not a lot of the animals were out, but the ones which were out looked lovely. Definitely worth a visit.
  • We briefly visited Bristol Zoo on our way back to Oxfordshire from Cornwall. The zoo is easy to find, simple to navigate once you're there and there is an decent variety of things to look at.
  • Pretty good, small zoo. Animals looked mostly happy considering. Would be good to have more interactive events. Kids enjoyed it and that's why we went.
  • Lovely zoo, but the parking situation is bothersome. Very little space, and the attendant disappeared after letting us in and didn't give us a ticket, forcing us to find another car park or risk getting a fine for not displaying a ticket. Actual zoo experience made up for that stress though.
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