Bristol Zoo Gardens

Thu, 7/3/2008 - 3:37 PM — facadmin

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens
Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

There arent many places where you can experience the climates and wildlife of a host of continents all in one place. At Bristol Zoo Gardens there are more than 450 species of exotic and endangered animals  from Gorillas and Goeldis monkeys, tortoises and tarantulas, to lemurs, lions and love beetles - all ready to welcome you to their home. Spend a day filled with excitement and discovery visiting the inhabitants of Bristol Zoos new Monkey Jungle, before heading to the hugely popular Seal and Penguin Coasts (with fantastic underwater viewing), Zona Brazil, Gorilla Island, Bug World, the Reptile House or the inhabitants of Twilight World. And if thats not enough, then why not simply enjoy the Zoos stunning grounds and gardens? With a packed events calendar there is always something on at Bristol Zoo. You can experience the Amazing Animal displays, feeding times and a host of animal talks, learn about the plight of many creatures in the wild, or try to beat the animal record breakers in the Zoolympics. Your visit will help support our conservation programmes and, with most of the exhibits under cover, you can enjoy your visit whatever the weather. Allow 2-5 hours for your visit. Awarded Zoo of the Year 2004 by the Good Britain Guide, Bristol Zoo Gardens has a continuous reputation for excellence, innovation, and dedication to conservation. Its the fifth oldest zoo in the world and the oldest outside of a capital city, and a long established major tourist attraction in Bristol.



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Zoo Autumn Saver for Senior Citizens Tue, 9/9/2008 - 12:25 PM — rudy

Bristol Zoo Gardens is offering half price entry for senior citizens this autumn.


Visitors over the age of 60 will be able to meet more than 450 species of animals, from tiny insects and fish, to penguins, meerkats and gorillas, all for 50 per cent off.


So why not take the grandchildren along for a fun-filled day out? Simply print out a discount voucher from Bristol Zoo Gardens’ website at and take it along to the Zoo for half priced entry between September 20 and October 20, 2008.


As well of the hundreds of different animals at home at the Zoo, why not take in the impressive 12-acre grounds while you are there? Bristol Zoo’s gardening team work hard to make sure the grounds look their best all year round, and last month the Zoo won a prestigious Bristol in Bloom award.


The Zoo won gold in the ‘Best Commercial and Industrial Landscape’ category.

The award reflects the whole Zoo, as the judges not only take in to consideration the landscape, but many other factors such as cleanliness and recycling initiatives.


Eddie Mole, curator of horticulture at Bristol Zoo Gardens, said: “With schools starting a new academic year, Autumn is one of the warmest and quietest times to visit the Zoo. Our 12-acre grounds are rich with autumn colour and all walkways are easily accessible and wheelchair friendly. There are plenty of benches for visitors to sit and relax surrounded by trees, plants, and colourful herbaceous borders.”


To qualify for the autumn half price offer simply log on to the Zoo’s website at and print off a copy of the ‘Senior Citizens Saver - Half Price Voucher’, complete it and present it at the main gate on arrival. Alternatively contact the Zoo by telephone on 0117 974 7300. Vouchers are only redeemable between September 20 and October 20, 2008.


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