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Discovery Days

Bristol Zoo provides a perfect day out for rainbows, beavers, brownies and cubs. Enjoy all the normal benefits of the Zoo plus Discovery Sessions and Craft workshops.

Rainbows group

Next dates - Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May 2014

What's included?

·         Admission to Bristol Zoo for the whole day

·         Discovery  Education Session-  A half hour session run by our award-winning education team, with live animals and lots of interactive fun

·         Animal Enrichment Workshop – Learn how we keep the animals at the Zoo stimulated, happy and healthy and create some enrichments for the animals         

Earn your badges at our Discovery Days

These activities will help your group achieve the badges that are most relevant to your trip, such as the Friends to Animals Badge, Craft Badge and Environment Badge.

Surround Yourself

There is so much to see and do during your visit to the Zoo; see the lions playing, swing through the Zoo like a gibbon on ZooRopia*, hand-feed the colourful lorikeets*, see the gorillas playing above your head in their impressive new house and see Winnie the baby hippo swim.


Discovery days are available from just £7.60 per child and are always very popular, so to secure your booking call 0117 974 7369 or email

Can’t make it this time? Let the Zoo come to you!

Zoo to You offers a unique tailor-made visit to your group and brings you face-to-face with live animals and biofact objects such as skins, furs, horns and shells. Zoo to You visits give you the chance to see, hear and touch some of our live animals – you could find yourself being tickled by a hissing cockroach or holding a giant African snail!

For further information please call 0117 974 7363

*additional charges apply

Why not arrange your own exclusive Discovery Day at the Zoo?

Please contact us if you are interested in arranging your very own Discovery Day. We are able to arrange special Discovery Days to cater for groups of 150+ at times to suit you.

For more information, please contact us on 0117 974 7369 or email

Education session


Group prices

We offer great discounts of up to 32% on entry prices for groups of 10+ paying visitors.

Coach information

Information on coach parking and our preferred coach suppliers

Risk assessment guidelines PDF

Download PDF

Click below to download a PDF with health & safety guidelines for groups
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What's on at the Zoo

Take a look at our event calendar and find out what's on when you're visiting.


Take the ZooRopia challenge and swing like a gibbon on this unique aerial ropes course.