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Great day out!
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Member Name: jlaker1992
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Advantages: Great zoo! Great animals :)
I recently visited Bristol zoo after my trip to Somerset. My cousin went to Bristol university and recommended that I visit the zoo gardens. I paid £12.50 to get in which I though was very reasonable compared to other zoos I have visited across the country! Car parking was £3 for the whole day which wasn't too bad, but other zoos don't tend to Charge for the use of there car park, I'm not too bothered though due to the fact I had a great day!
Located just outside Bristol city centre, its very easy to find by the signs and your sat nav, I had no trouble finding it. It's in a lovely area which is very appealing to look at. You will have no trouble finding it. You can access it by car or a bus from the city centre.
Students are £12.50 and adults and £15.00. I'm not sure how much kids were, but they weren't very expensive. You can go as a family which gives you a discount, there are various offers of prices when you arrive. You can also have your day entry ticket refunded if you buy a season ticket for the park. It's not too expensive and won't break the bank for a good quality day out! I was happy with the entry fee. The cost of food and drink within the zoo is very expensive, it's worth doing yourself a packed lunch because it's much cheaper that way. A bottle of water in one cafe was over £2! Which is ridiculous.
They I have a great variety of animals to look at, from an aquarium, to a bug world, lions, monkeys, gorillas, birds, butterfly's, bats, seals, penguins and many many more. There is a huge array of animals and they all are kept in great enclosures. Unlike other zoos I have visited, the animals actually have enough room to live a happy live! All seemed to be content and none looked distressed or in pain or anything bad. I have nothing bad to say about the welfare of the animals. I was really happy!
They have lovely plants and flowers all over the park and it's such a pleasant experience. They have large grassy areas to picnic on and to chill out on. Everything is unkept to an extremely high standard. Its a pleasure to be there for the day. The whole park is covered in flowers.
Things to do:
There are lots of talks on throughout the day where keepers tell you about the animals and how they look after them, it's really educational for younger children! I learnt a few things too. They also do feeding so you get too see them be fed, the seals feeding time was the best! They were really friendly and have us a little show. The animals seemed happy to show off to the crowds. The seals liked to splash the visitors which was rather funny to watch :) you can also feed birds yourself. There are parks from the children with a mini water spasm area! You can also do an adventure climbing activity over the park which looked like fun! This comes at an additional cost, I'm not sure how much it costs but it looked good, adults and kids can do it. There is so much to do at the park.
Everyone was really friendly and helpful at the zoo, they point you in the right direction and all had smiles on there faces! There were very welcoming and made the experience even better. I was really impressed with the way the staff made the day enjoyable. They were All chatty and gave you extra information about the animals you were looking at. The park was laid out really well too, the map helps you out because it's such a huge place! There is enough to keep you busy all day long :)
Overall I had a great day! I would definitely go back if I was in the area. We were there all day and never got bored! I'm not a kid anymore but I had a briliiant day :) its on of the best zoos I have been to. They do a lot of charity work and help out wild animals. They are great for animal welfare! A perfect day! Thanks Bristol zoo :)
Summary: Great day out - perfect
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