Observe some animal antics at Bristol Zoo Gardens


Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. Since opening, the charity has started lots of conservation projects that protect vulnerable creatures from across the globe.

Home to over 400 species of animals from all over the world, Bristol Zoo Gardens is an excellent family day out in any weather. It opened its doors in 1836, and since then has grown to 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 also hosts a varied array of events throughout the year – from open air cinema screenings to Halloween festivals and fright nights.

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Tapirs at Bristol Zoo GardensTapirs at Bristol Zoo Gardens © Destination Bristol
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