Santa's Grotto at Bristol Zoo Visit Santa and his elves
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Delve into a winter wonderland from the 2nd – 23rd of December with a visit to Santa’s Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Explore the Zoo, spotting your favourite species from gorillas to red pandas, whilst enjoying our spectacular Christmas Lights. A festive trip wouldn’t be complete without meeting the main man himself! With child tickets at £10 (including zoo entry)*, you can take part in joyful activities, be guided by our elves through our magical grotto and spend some quality one-to-one time with Santa!

Your magical experience includes:

·         See over 400 animal species with complimentary Zoo entry*

·         Explore the amazing Christmas animal-shaped lights

·         Take part in Christmas arts & crafts

·         Colour in a letter to Santa and post it off to the North Pole

·         Meet Santa in his grotto and receive a special gift

You can also buy tasty festive treats from the Hide café restaurant and our shop will be selling lots of Christmas themed items.

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Santa's Grotto is kindly sponsored by Tockington Manor School.

If you’re looking for that perfect, unique present or something for animal lovers, why not treat someone to an animal adoptionsanimal experiences or membership. To make it even more spectacular, book a stay at The Lodge.

*Complimentary Zoo child entry ticket included in all Santa’s grotto tickets. Under 2s get zoo entry for free, but must buy a ticket to meet Santa.

For group visits to Santa, please contact the Bookings team at:

If your grotto experience is on Mon 4th - Fri 8th Dec and Mon 11th - Fri 15th Dec, Zoo entry is from 3pm and also includes 2 complimentary accompanying adult tickets.

If your Grotto experience is on Sat 2nd-Sun 3rd Dec, Sat 9th - Sun 10th Dec, Sat 16th – Sat 23rd Dec, Zoo entry is from 11am and accompanying adult tickets are £10 per person.

Animal houses, Animal attractions and parts of the Zoo close at 4.30pm. No drinks or refreshments are available after 4pm.


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