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Festive woodland

Step into the charmingly-decorated festive woodland, surrounded by wildlife and nature. Discover our amazing animals, including wolves, lynxes, wolverines, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, geladas and meerkats!

Festive Woodland is included in admission, and runs from 2 December to 7 January.

Get 10% off tickets if you book the day before your visit or earlier.

Festive Fables with Father Christmas

(2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 December)

Join Father Christmas and his forest friends, Deer Darlington and Squirrel Nutkins, for fun festive fables in their cosy, festively decorated tipi, at the end of a charming woodland.

The free, drop-in story sessions with Father Christmas run on 2, 3, 9, 10 December, and from 16 to 23 December (inclusive).

Christmas Choir

9 December, 12.30pm - 1pm

After a rocking success last year, Bristol Rock Choir’s 100-member group returns on 9 December to perform a medley of fun and feel-good songs, getting us all into the festive spirit. They are performing from 12.30pm to 1pm. The performance is included in zoo admission.

Don’t miss this very special Christmas experience at Bristol Zoo Project. Get 10% off tickets if you book the day before your visit or earlier.

Great Value!

  • Festive Fables with Father Christmas included in admission

  • Explore different nature trails

  • Fascinating animal talks and feeds

  • The award-winning Bear Wood with panoramic views and chance to get nose-to-nose with the wolves!

  • Fun play areas

  • Get up close to giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, geladas and more

  • Lemur walkthrough – watch lemurs walk right past you!

  • Free parking (just off J17 of the M5)

  • Under 2s and carers go free!

  • Become a member and get your ticket refunded!

  • We’re a conservation charity and your visit helps us save wildlife together!

“The focus on conservation makes this a much nicer experience than other zoos I have visited. The talks are informative, interesting and funny.

The animals are well cared for and their environments look well thought out and comfortable for them.” (September, 2023)

“What a fantastic place to visit! Honestly one of the best days out we’ve had. The site itself is beautiful and the enclosures are really impressive. Some highlights were seeing the bears playing in the pool, the lynx coming out from its hiding place and the red river hogs playing with a ball.

We were really impressed with how relaxed and natural all the animals were. The people working there were all very nice too. Can’t wait to revisit.” (July, 2023)

“Our favourite place to spend a day. Great food, great atmosphere and lovely animals. Giraffes are a sure favourite.” (June, 2023)

Feeling hungry?

Enjoy a delicious stone-baked pizza*, freshly-made sandwich or warm savoury pastry all year round. Or why not treat yourself to a barista-style coffee and piece of cake?

“9" pizza, drink and piece of fruit cost £6.99 per kid which was very good!” (April, 2023)

*Available weekends and school holidays

Plan your day

Make the most of your visit by checking out our itineraries.


Treat a loved one this Christmas with an amazing gift that really makes a difference. Whether you give the gift of an animal adoption or a zoo membership, you’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling, and so will they, by supporting conservation around the world.