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.
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.
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