Animal antics and family–friendly days out at Bristol Zoo Gardens


Creatures, comedy, concerts, culture and cinema screenings - Bristol Zoo Gardens offers much more than your average zoo

Home to over 400 species of animals from all over the world, Bristol Zoo Gardens is an excellent family day out in any weather. The world’s fifth oldest zoo (it opened in 1836) is set in 12 acres of vibrant, beautifully-kempt gardens that are every bit as impressive as the animals.

Wander through a tropical butterfly forest, marvel as gorillas pace above your head in the 180 degree view gorilla house and watch penguins and seals frolic above and below water. Adventurous over-5s can have a go on the aerial ropes course, ZooRopia, and swing alongside the gibbons and gorillas before flying down the zip wire. Mosey along long avenues flanked by floral borders before settling on lush green lawns for a bite to eat.

The zoo hosts a varied array of events throughout the year – from open air cinema screenings, late night sunset specials, Shakespeare performances, concerts (Turin Brakes will play in summer 2016), comedy nights, Halloween festivals and fright nights!

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