Bristol Zoo Guide


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The award-winning Bristol Zoo is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. The Bristol Zoo, actually a conservation and an educational charity, is made up of the Bristol Zoo Gardens, the Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation and the National Wildlife Conservation Park, planned to be built on the outskirts of Bristol.

At the Bristol Zoo Gardens, you’ll find such animals as lions, cassowaries, bugs and butterflies, flamingos, bats, hippos, pandas, reptiles, an amazing aquarium and many other animals. You’ll also find an activity centre, run entirely by volunteers, where you’ll do lots of fun, hands-on things like face-painting, badge-making, bead-making, brass-rubbing, tattoos, card-making and a touch table where you can learn about the Zoos conservation efforts.

The ZooRopia is an engaging, exciting and unique attraction where virtually anyone over the age of five can climb and swing through a roped course that is five metres high. The ZooRopia uses a harness system and is completely safe. The friendly and professional staff is always around to lend help to anyone who needs it. The gardens in the Bristol Zoo contain unusual trees and plants from all over the world and are spread out over 12 acres.

Kids are sure to have a fine time running wild at the Adventure Playground. You can let your feet rest while the young ones climb around the extensive play area. Young and old alive will love the Explorer’s Creek, featuring a water play area, a forest of birds and an area to feed the lorikeets. The Terrace Theatre is the place for you too meet some animals up close and enjoy the Amazing Animal Show. Throughout the zoo, there are ten different challenges, known as the Zoolymipcs. You’ll be able to compare your skills against those of many different animals, jumping, measuring, running, weighing and spreading wings.

The Bristol Zoo is not difficult to find. It is located in the Clifton area of Bristol. It’s not far from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. You can get there by bus, train, bike or car, every day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m during peak season and until 5 p.m. during off peak season.

Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop, where you’ll find an array of gift ideas and treats. Members get a 20% discount on purchases (with restrictions). Zoo members receive other great benefits, too. You’ll be able to drop in whenever the mood strikes and lend a hand in conserving many different species and their habitats. You have the option to choose between annual membership, becoming a Friend or purchasing a life membership.

A great place to visit for all the family.