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A great day out in Bristol, whatever the weather!

Enjoy an amazing world of animals, all within all within our spectacular, award-winning, 12-acre gardens. With over 400 species – including nine animal houses under cover – you can make the most of your visit, whatever the weather. And with so much to see and do, it’s worth giving yourself at least two to five hours here to fully make the most of your trip to one of the top attractions in Bristol and the South West. 

When you visit Bristol Zoo, you’re also helping to conserve and protect endangered species and habitats. Our admission prices include a 10% voluntary donation, which we use to support our conservation projects.

Bristol Zoo Opening hours

We’re open every day from 9am-5pm in off-peak season (from 3rd November), and close at 5.30pm during peak (from 31st March). The Zoo is closed on Christmas Day. Last entry to the Zoo is an hour before closing time and animal houses close half an hour before closing time. 

What's on when you're visiting

Click here to find out what great events are happening when you're planning to visit Bristol Zoo.


  • Bristol Zoo opening times are 9am to 5.30pm daily in peak season from 31 March 2014, closing at 5.00pm off-peak (as of 3rd November 2014).
  • Closed Christmas Day.
  • Last entrance to animal houses is half an hour before closing.
  • Last entrance to the Zoo is an hour before closing.
  • Baby changing and feeding facilities provided.
  • New Coral restaurant open from 9am to 4.30pm daily. Lunch served 11.45 to 2.30 daily.
  • Covered picnic area for all-weather comfort
  • Discounts for groups
  • Education sessions
  • Shop for gifts and souvenirs
  • Wheelchair-friendly*
  • We do not allow dogs into the Zoo but we do have 2 kennels located in the College road car park which provide temporary accommodation for Assistance Dogs while their owners visit the Zoo. For more information on this visit our accessibility page.
  • Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult
  • We do not allow scooters, skateboards, bicycles, ball games, roller skates or barbecues on site
  • Please note that our membership office is open daily from 9am-4:30pm.
  • The Zoo reception is open daily from 9am-5pm.

Find us

Click below for travel information and directions to the Zoo

What's on at the Zoo

Take a look at our event calendar and find out what's on when you're visiting.

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