The Lodge

Ever wondered what it’s like to have the zoo all to yourself?

Wonder no more. The Lodge, Bristol Zoo’s new luxury accommodation, offers the unique style of a secluded safari lodge, with exotic animals just outside your window.

Share in an amazing experience as you and your guests enjoy exclusive access to the Zoo when all is quiet. The real adventure begins when you are invited to go behind-the-scenes and meet some of the Zoo’s best loved animals when everyone else has gone home.

In the evening, dine in style with your own personal chef, who will be on hand to prepare you a delicious dinner. If the weather permits, enjoy your dessert on your private balcony. 

In the morning, listen to the amazing sounds of the animals as the sun rises over the Zoo, before eating your breakfast with the gorillas.

Luxury Lodge Experience

Share truly magical moments as you watch the sun set over Bristol Zoo in an intimate, exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, including an animal feeding experience that is wholly exclusive to The Lodge experience package.

Once back in The Lodge, delight in ultimate, fine Luxury with a delicious four course meal cooked by your very own private chef, whilst you relax listening to the sounds of the Zoo as the night draws in. 

Family Experience

Looking to treat the family to an experience that’s truly unforgettable and unique? Make memories like no other by exploring the Zoo after all other guests have gone home, in a private VIP tour exclusively for your family.

Capture precious once-in-a-lifetime memories as you feed some of the Zoo’s best loved animals, adventure behind-the-scenes and tuck in for an evening of true quality time… all whilst enjoying a delicious meal prepared by a private chef, especially for your family.

Your overnight experience for up to 4 adults and 2 children at the Zoo includes:

  • Entrance to Bristol Zoo Gardens for two days.
  • Complimentary tickets to the Wild Place Project to enjoy the day after your stay.
  • A private, behind-the-scenes evening tour led by one of our passionate and knowledgeable keepers.
  • An animal feeding experience.
  • A four course meal, cooked by your very own personal chef.
  • An overnight stay in The Lodge.
  • Breakfast with the gorillas​.

»Wonderful accommodation, lovely friendly hosts, great to see behind the scenes.« Danielle

»Amazing watching the gorillas whilst we ate and being able to see the animals before the park opened.« Grace and Kieran

»Staff were wonderful, providing a top quality service. Food was delicious – empty plates all round! Breakfast was wonderful especially as we ate it in the ape house – what an experience.« Chris

»Wild, fun, amazing – what a privilege« Jean

Sleep in the Zoo after an evening of eventfulness!

If you are heading to the Zoo for one of our events, why not make it a night to remember by staying in our luxury accommodation, overlooking the wildest animals around from your very own private balcony.

Wake up to the call of the gibbons as the sun rises over the Zoo and indulge in a delicious breakfast before enjoying free Zoo entry on the day of your check-out. 

Prices for event nights are £100pp based on a minimum of 2 adults sharing. Children (ages 0-14) are charged at a reduced rate of £50pp. 

To book or for more information please call 0117 974 7328 or email


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Wedding Package

Have you booked your wedding at Bristol Zoo Gardens? Why not top it off by staying in our secluded accommodation, The Lodge. Enjoy a pre-wedding night of luxury with your bridal party or indulge in ultimate privacy on your first night as a married couple. 

Pictures courtesy of Evoke Pictures.

If you would like any further help or information, please call 01179 747 328 or email