Zoo updates

Whichever day you visit Bristol Zoo, there's always lots to see and do! Be sure to see our extra activities and events here.

We're open 364 days a year, so from time to time we may need to temporarily close areas of the Zoo to keep everything looking great all year long.


What are we working on?

Forest of Birds exhibit - Dates: ongoing

This bird exhibit is closed as a precaution due to the threat of Avian Influenza from Europe. For more information on Avian Influenza, please click here. Other wal-through bird exhibits are open but you may be asked to disinfect your shoes upon entry to them. Thank you for your understanding.

Bat walk-through avairy - Dates: 20th March - 2nd April

We are replacing the net that surrounds the bat enclosure. To enable us to do this the exhibit is required to be closed. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Red Panda - Dates: 20th March - 3rd April

Red Panda exhibit is closed during this period for essential maintenance works.

Cafe, Deli and Bakery - Dates: ongoing

Food and drink is currently being served in a temporary café situated in a large marquee on the main lawn. This is because we have received planning permission to develop a new restaurant - The Hide. Works are now underway and the re-vamp will see the removal of the existing, 24-year-old external café canopy and the addition of a single storey extension. The Hide is due to open in the spring and further details of our exciting plans will be confirmed soon - read more.


Seasonal Closures

Lemur walk-through - they are hanging out inside mostly until the weather gets a little warmer.

Wallaby walk-through - it's warmer inside, so our wallabies are jumping around in the indoor section of their enclosure at the moment.

Splash is closed for the winter period. It’s still a bit too chilly for paddling! Other outdoor play areas are still available. 

Amazing Animal shows have shut down for winter. We wouldn't ask you to sit outside for the show!

Animal Talks have now been updated for winter to include some great new talks. Check them out here.






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