Sunset Specials return to Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo is inviting members of the public to visit the Zoo after-hours at the end of this month.

On Friday 19th June, the Zoo will host its first of three ‘Sunset Special’ evenings, offering visitors a chance to explore the Zoo’s 12 acre grounds, see the animals, enjoy a live band and grab a bite to eat and drink.  

From gorillas and lions to penguins and meerkats, there’s plenty to see as the sun sets. There’s also plenty to do with the Zoo’s daring high-ropes course ‘ZooRopia’, face painting and animal talks and feeds to check out throughout the evening.

Also, new for 2015 is the Zoo’s Big Bugs exhibition made up of giant, life-like big bugs such as the 7-spot ladybird, Mexican red-kneed tarantula and the red-tailed bumble bee, all of which are brought to life using state-of-the-art technology and animatronics. This free exhibition offers visitors the chance to get up-close to amazing, moving, hissing, and even water-spraying bugs.

There will be music from Cotswold Big Band and refreshments available from various gourmet food outlets throughout the Zoo.

Wendy Walton, Director of Commercial Operations at Bristol Zoo said: “Sunset Special is a great way to spend a summer evening with friends and family.”

Tickets are now on sale and cost £14 per adult, £9.50 for children and £10.00 for concessions. Zoo members can come in for the reduced adult price of £6 and £4.50 for children/ concessions. Last entry is at 9pm and animal houses will close between 9-9.30pm, weather dependent and subject to change. The Zoo’s other ‘Sunset Special’ evenings will take place on Friday evenings July 10th and August 14th.

‘Sunset Specials’ are sponsored by Robert Rhys. All money raised from these events will be spent supporting Bristol Zoological Society’s charitable objectives.

To books tickets online please click here 

Now faced with a third closure, the BZS Appeal is more important than ever


Now faced with a third closure, the BZS Appeal is more important than ever