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Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol
(3.7/5 based on 2,400+ 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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  • Bristol zoo is just wonderful! Tucked away, it is still easy to find, good on site parking and well worth a visit. The zoo is well run, has a large variation of species, who are all housed appropriate...  more »
  • Clifton Zoo is a great zoo in a relatively small area. Well laid out with good paths for buggies and wheelchairs etc. There are a wide range of animals including the gorillas island and penguins. Park...  more »
  • Love Bristol zoo. The zoo and gardens are all very well maintained and picturesque. Our favourite parts are the penguin and seal pool, gorillas, meerkats, fab children's play area and water play area....  more »
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  • 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