ZooRopia is an adventure ropes course that gives visitors a unique opportunity to swing alongside some of our most popular animals at the Zoo - our gorillas, gibbons and lemurs.

Designed for everyone aged 5+ and over 1.1m's tall, including guests with special needs, ZooRopia takes you on  an exciting route around the centre of the Zoo, traversing 17 sections themed around tree dwelling animals. This includes a net ramp, a plank bridge, hanging tyres, looped vines, hanging logs, and a balance beam before finishing with a thrilling zip wire onto the Zoo's main lawn.
The course

The course is five metres high and uses a harness system. Once you're fastened in by our instructors you can make your way around the course knowing you're safe and secure at all times.
Opening times

ZooRopia is open every weekend throughout the year and during school holidays. It's also open everyday between 28 March to 1 November.

Disabled and Assisted Support

Zooropia actively supports participation for children and adults of varying abilities. Should assisted support be required please contact Head 4 Heights direct on 01285 770007 so we can ensure qualified and experienced instructors are booked in advance at a time suitable to any individual or group.

How to book your ZooRopia Experience

Before you book please read our Safety policy and information and restrictions.

Book now

You can buy tickets for ZooRopia at the main reception at the centre of the Zoo. You can also book your ticket in advance by booking online by clicking here. Please ensure you read all of the important safety documents before you book your experience.

Group, school and party bookings

It's easy to book a ZooRopia party or group experience, please call our bookings team on 0117 974 7300 or email receptionist@bristolzoo.org.uk

Each party or group booking will last approximately 60 minutes including briefing and preparation from our team. Please make sure you book at least 48 hours in advance, payment must be taken for in advance. The minimum group size is 10. You will have to buy Zoo admission tickets in order to buy ZooRopia tickets.

Teachers go free

ZooRopia - Teachers go free

Throughout 2015, all teachers go free on ZooRopia, our thrilling aerial rope course. Click here to download the ZooRopia voucher or book with your ‘pre visit’ to Bristol Zoo Gardens.


Feb 2015

Just wanted to say thank you to the team on Sunday who helped my son Tom around the course. Tom has Downs Syndrome, your team were great with him, patient, fun, firm and encouraging. Last time he attempted a high ropes session he only made it to the top of the ladder! He loved it!

May 2014

My husband and I visited the zoo yesterday with our three grandsons. First stop Zooropia with the eldest and the youngest.  The youngest being Sam, 7 years. He has never attempted this before and would not have got round the course without the help of the young lady, sorry I don't know her name, and Reuben. They were amazing. I cannot praise nor thank them enough. The young lady coaxed him round the course and Reuben finished the last obstacles by talking him through it, up their with him. Because of their help he was elated he had done it and will do it again and his self confidence grew enormously so I just wanted to say thank you to both of them  and to let the management at the zoo know what helpful, kind, efficient and patient staff they have. A credit to everyone.

August 2013

We have come 2 or 3 times a year and enjoyed the zoo facilities. Highlight of every trip is one or two young people who summon all of their courage to participate in Zooropia. The amazing, encouraging and motivating staff always make sure our club members feel valued, important and achieve the incredible satisfaction of completing the course. They then talk about it continually all year. The benefits of half an hour achieving something they never felt possible does more for self-confidence and esteem than any other aspect of their lives. Most of our young people face huge daily challenges. Some have life limiting conditions, all spend the majority of their time closely supervised and protected, so the Zooropia experience is truly unique. Massive thanks to Rod, Ben and Johnny and all the staff who make a real difference to the lives of our young people. Such a simple thing with unquantifiable benefits.

August 2012  
Just a short note to say how impressed I was today with the ZooRopia staff. I dont think I've encountered a nicer bunch of people in any environment who seem more interested in their customers and their enjoyment.