Plan your education visit

We advise that you book your education sessions well in advance and recommend at least four hours for your visit - this will allow time to explore the Zoo. If you are bringing a group of 100 or more, then please contact us as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. Sessions are available between 9.30am and 5pm on weekdays throughout the year.

Free Teacher Planning Visits

If you are a teacher considering bringing a college, school or nursery group to Bristol Zoo, join us for a free planning visit.

Book a free planning visit for up to two members of teaching staff.  In addition, a reduced rate of admission can also be offered to immediate family members (up to three children and one adult) if arranged in advance with our Bookings Team.

To book your visit, click here. 

Please note we require at least 5 days notice to process a free teacher planning visit request.

Find out more before you visit

Send a Booking Enquiry Today

Click here to send a booking enquiry, or contact the Education Bookings Team on 0117 428 5441 (Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm) or via email at
To contact us about any aspect of your visit please use the number above, or if you need to book a visit without an education session please call the main Zoo switchboard on 0117 428 5300 (staffed at weekends).

Santa's Grotto

Be transported into a glittering winter wonderland from the 30th November – 23rd December with a visit to Santa’s Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens. 

For group prices and to book your group visit to the Grotto call - 0117 4285 300


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