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Over the spring and summer months, Bristol Zoo Gardens is inviting the public to celebrate its 186-year history, ahead of its final opening day on September 3.

A series of special events, activities and attractions will take place from May to September, marking this closing chapter and honouring the long, rich and varied history of this iconic visitor attraction.

From July 21, the zoo will mark its last summer season with the ‘BIG Summer Send Off’, a collection of fun-filled interactive activities and attractions, which will be open for the duration of the school summer holidays.

This programme of events has been designed in partnership with the award-winning and Bristol-based theatrical events company, Bakehouse Factory.

The BIG Summer Send Off will feature a collaborative timeline exhibit on Bristol Zoo Gardens’ historic top terrace. The exhibit will evolve over the summer, as visitors add their own memories, thoughts and wishes to the colourful installation.

The centrepiece of the celebrations will be a huge interactive art installation that will stand tall on the main lawn. With details still to be announced, this specially commissioned sculpture will mark a pivotal moment in time and captivate visitors.

Families will also have the chance to immerse themselves in a fun interactive theatrical experience especially written for Bristol Zoo Gardens’ final summer. The shared experience will take families on an adventure as they explore and learn about animals, and the positive action we can all take to protect the future of the planet.

Tickets for the BIG Summer Send Off are now available to purchase on Bristol Zoo’s website.

For the latest news and updates from Bristol Zoo Gardens visit or follow @bristolzoo on Instagram, @BristolZooGdns on Twitter or @BristolZooGardens on Facebook.



  • Gift Shop


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • No Dogs


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups - Please contact the Zoo for details
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Shop

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - 8 / 9 bus and City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour
  • Parking (charge) - The Zoo has a car park. Parking charged at £4.50 for duration of stay (£2.50 for Members).

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Type:Animal Collection

Guthrie Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA
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  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
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Opening Times

Open: 10am - 5.30pm (1 Jan 2022 - 3 Sept 2022)

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