Bristol Zoo Gardens

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  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. They opened their doors to the public on Monday 11th July 1836 and since then have welcomed over 90 million guests to our Zoo. They have helped save over 175 species from extinction in human care and in the wild. They currently working on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Phillipines, South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon. There award-winning education team has taught over 40 million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our society has on the world.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a great day out. But it's much more than that. They have a charitable missions to save wildlife together through scientific research, changing people's behaviours, working in the field with local communities and partners to protect habitats and the animals that live within them. There vital conservation research programmes span five continents and range from feeding starving penguin chicks in South Africa to subsiding teachers' salaries in Madagascar to make education more accessible.

They also offer a range of gift experience ideas, perfect for animal lovers or for those friends or relatives who have everything! When you buy a Bristol Zoo gift experience you will be directly contributing towards the upkeep of the animals and supporting the conservation of threatened species.

 Normal opening hours are every day from 9am - 5:30pm, last entry is 4:30pm. Animal houses close half an hour before closing time. They are open 364 days a year, closing on Christmas Day only and at 4pm on Christmas Eve. Any variation in opening times can be found here.

Admission prices: 

If you can make a voluntary donation of 10%, this will help fund our charitable work in the UK and around the world.

  • Adult: £13.63
  • Child (2-14): £8.18
  • Concession: £11.81
  • Carer for disabled guest: Free
  • Child under 2 years: Free
  • Additional charitable donation: £

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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30

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