Bristol Zoo Gardens
Bristol is home to the fifth oldest zoo in the world covering over 12 acres of award-winning gardens. Bristol Zoo Gardens makes for an excellent day out for all the family. Visit over 400 species of animals from all over the world including red pandas, gorillas, lions, lemurs and meerkats, and learn about the conservation projects that the charity overseeing the Zoo has been involved with since it opened its doors in 1836.
Ticket prices start at £11.00 for children and £16.22 for adults with additional donations optional.
Explore more than 40 naturally-themed displays and spot the thousands of marvellous sea creatures, including rays, seahorses, and tropical sharks. Meander through the Underwater Tunnel and watch breath-taking marine life swim over your head. As the only aquarium in the UK to feature a giant botanical house, discover hundreds of exotic plant and tree species from all around the world. Open every day except Christmas Day from 10am.
Ashton Court Estate:
Located just 10 minutes from Bristol City Centre, the Ashton Court Estate was once the home of the Smyth Family and is now a historic park covering 850 acres of woods and gardens. Discover the magnificent old oak trees and watch the deer graze in the woodlands. There are plenty of sports and adventure activities to enjoy including two 18-hole pitch-and-putt golf courses, mountain biking trails and a miniature railway which opens at weekends. After exploring the grounds, why not pop into one of the two on-site, dog friendly, cafés to enjoy delicious local cakes and a cup of tea?
The estate is open Monday to Sunday from 8am. Admission is free (although there may be charges for some parts of the estate if a special event is on).