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Bristol Zoo Gardens

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Discover over 400 species of exotic and endangered animals from across the globe at Bristol Zoo Gardens, all set within award-winning gardens spanning over 12 acres.

Marvel at a gorilla family strolling overhead in our glass-floored gorilla house. Journey underwater to watch seals and penguins zoom around you. Go nocturnal in Twilight World, pop up among our cheeky meerkat mob, or walk through the leafy home of the lemurs.

Want to know more? Keen animal lovers can also gain a fascinating insight with daily talks, feeds and encounters.

Kids are free to run wild at our adventure playground and water play-area Splash, or enjoy face-painting* and crafts galore in the Activity Centre from 11am to 4.30pm every day. Big and little adventurers alike can also climb, clamber and swing through the air in our thrilling aerial ropes course ZooRopia (check website for opening, charges and restrictions).

Book online a day or more in advance and save up to 10%.

*Additional charges apply

The gorillas are the highlight, of course, but I also like the lions, red pandas, seals and penguins. I don't know if it's just luck but the animals here seem to be more active than in other zoos I've seen, which makes for a far better experience. I think it may be that the zoo is intelligent about feeding times.

Chris Cope

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