Bristol Zoo Gardens holds its first pop-up festival

An evening of circus acts, live acoustic music, magic and a silent disco will take place at Bristol Zoo Gardens this week as it holds its first pop-up festival.

The adults only event, on Friday July 28, offers guests a chance to visit the Zoo as the sun sets, enjoy a host of entertainment, acoustic music and delicious food and drink. There will even be a ‘glitter station’, dance machine, lawn games and roaming appearances from Bristol’s most popular dinosaur – Denzel.

If that isn’t enough, the whole Zoo will be open late for guests to visit over 300 animal species from around the world, a host of animal talks will take place and Dinomania - the Zoo’s summer exhibition of lifelike animatronic dinosaurs – will take visitors on a prehistoric journey around the grounds.

Bristol Zoo’s Owain Cassidy, said: “We’re really excited to be holding our first Pop-Up Festival here. It’s an event for grown-ups with an emphasis on fun, jam packed with things to see and do, and of course the whole Zoo to enjoy.”

Bristol Zoo’s Pop-Up Festival takes place on Friday July 28 from 6.30pm-11pm. Tickets cost £20 (£18 for members). Book here

Please note that the opening of animal houses is subject to change on the night of the event. The Gorilla House will close at 7.15pm to allow our two baby gorillas to rest.

Bristol Zoo Gardens is a conservation and education charity and relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work in the Zoo but also its vital conservation and research projects spanning five continents. All money raised from these events will be spent supporting Bristol Zoological Society’s charitable objectives.


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