See Animals From all Over the World at Bristol Zoo Gardens!

Animal lovers of all ages, we’ve got the perfect activity to add to your stack! If you’re looking to escape the city and get outdoors, then the Bristol Zoo gardens the perfect destination – with over 12 acres of award winning gardens, inhabited by over 300 species of animals from across the globe, including rare and endangered species, this is one of Bristol’s most substantial and entertaining days out!

Is Bristol Zoo Gardens closing?

Bristol Zoo Gardens will be closing their doors in September 2022, when they will move their operations to their other site, the Wild Place Project. Book your tickets now to enjoy this near 200 year old museum! You can easily reach them by taking The First Bus number 8, which runs between Temple Meads Station, the city centre and the Zoo. Clifton Down Station is also just a 10 minute walk away.

Bristol Zoo Gardens were originally opened all the way back in 1836, making it the world’s oldest provincial zoo! It’s mission is to preserve biodiversity through breeding and looking after endangered species and protecting threatened species and their habitats, in order to promote a wider understanding of our natural world. Visiting Bristol Zoo Gardens, you can rest assured that your admission will be going to the important conservation of the worlds beloved animals.

Take a journey into the animal kingdom and get up-close and personal, seeing spectacular creatures that you thought could only be seen on Attenborough documentaries! Marvel at the immense Western lowland Gorillas, as they stroll over your head at the glass-floored gorilla house. Journey underwater and watch amazing aquatic animals zoom through the water, from penguins, seals to river turtles. Admire the illustrious pair or red pandas all the way from China, discover the creepy crawly wonders of the insect world, and watch as an incredible range of monkey species jump and play.

Families won’t have to worry about the kids, as you can let them run wild at the adventure playground or let them swing around alongside gorillas, monkeys and gibbons at ZooRopia! There’s also an exciting range of talks and events held at the zoo, with animal talks and feeds happening throughout the day.

Bristol Zoo Gardens will be closing in September 2022, when they will move to their other site, the Wild Place Project. Head to their website and book your tickets now before they’re gone!

  • Bristol Zoo is open from 10am – 5pm every day (except Christmas Day).
  • Tickets:
    Peak times – adult £17.00, child (2 – 14 years inclusive) £12.00, under 2’s FREE
    Off peak times – adult £12.75, child (2 – 14 years inclusive) £9.00
  • ZooRopia tickets must be booked separately here.
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens are located in the Clifton area of Bristol, close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, easily accessible by bus, train, bicycle or car.

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