Bristol Zoo Gardens is now open.
As a conservation and education charity, education is at the heart of what we do and we can’t wait to welcome you and your school groups back. There will have been changes since your last visit, so please read our site rules and main FAQs when planning your visit.
We are now able to take bookings for any term time dates going forward. Please note that we can only take a limited number of bookings for education sessions, so book early to avoid disappointment.
As restrictions have eased, schools may now book entry slots for any time from 10am each day.
We are currently able to accommodate up to 78 people in school groups per timeslot, as long as that number of tickets is available.
We are pleased to announce that our popular education sessions are now once more available to book!
Please note that we are currently offering a limited range of sessions, though we are hoping to expand this over the coming months. Please check the website to find out which sessions are available for your Key Stage.
We have recently launched a self-led trail suitable for Years 5 to 7. This is called ‘Rainforest Explorers’.
Due to changes brought about by the COVID pandemic, we are not currently able to issue invoices. Payment must be made in full, by payment card, at the time of booking.
Our tickets are non-refundable and we are unable to issue refunds if some members of the school group do not attend.
Members of Bristol Zoo Gardens are entitled to free admission of the Zoo. If there are members of the school group who are Members of Bristol Zoo you must mention this at the time of making the booking. Adjustments to the booking cannot be made retrospectively. Valid Membership cards must be shown to our admissions team on arrival to validate their complimentary entry. The full entry price must be paid if it is not possible to validate the Membership.
We offer one free adult ticket for every three children for Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1. We offer one free adult ticket for every seven children for Years 2 and above.
We advise visitors to wear a face covering in all indoor spaces (unless exempt). This includes animal houses, through-ways and toilets as well as our admissions and retail buildings. We are also asking visitors to wear face coverings in the Lemur Walkthrough and Bat Walkthrough.
Due to the Covid restrictions in place, we are currently unable to offer any indoor spaces for lunch.
There are several picnic areas around the site. Please note undercover seating is very limited.
The main play area is open, however restrictions are in place on the number of users of the equipment at any time. We ask that children using the play areas are supervised to ensure the restrictions are followed.
There are several toilets facilities, including accessible toilets across the site.
One free teacher per booking is entitled to make a pre-visit, subject to availability.
This must be booked in advance by calling 0117 4285 300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We may be able to provide you with information for your risk assessment prior to your visit. Please find our school visits risk assessment here to help you prepare yours or email email@example.com if you require further guidance.
ZooRopia, the adventure ropes course at Bristol Zoo, can open for large groups by prior arrangement. Please speak to the administrators during your booking to find out more information.
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