Santa's Grotto at Bristol Zoo - 65% SOLD! Our grotto is back and better than ever!
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75% now sold - book now to avoid disappointment! Weekends are now SOLD OUT.

Delve into a winter wonderland inspired by the enchanted world of Narnia from the 1st – 23rd of December with a visit to Santa’s Grotto at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Arrive at Christmas Corner to meet a wonderful team of pixies and elves who will escort you throughout your journey. Take part in some fun arts and crafts* until it is time to venture into Santa's Sitting Room, to write your letter to Santa. 

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a little bit of magic! Journey through a wooden wardrobe to be truly transported into a Winter Wonderland ready to meet Santa!

Bristol Zoo & Dual Member Pre-sale - 5pm, 25th October; invite by email

General Sale - 12pm, 29th October - Book Now

Entrance to the Zoo is included in your ticket, but entry times vary depending on when you visit during the week. Please see terms and conditions*

There will be no animal encounters or face painting this weekend (December 15/16).

Your magical experience includes:

·         See over 400 animal species

·         Explore the amazing Christmas animal-shaped lights

·         Take part in Christmas arts & crafts

·         Colour in a letter to Santa and post it off to the North Pole

·         Meet Santa in his grotto and receive a special gift

You can also buy tasty festive treats from the Hide café restaurant and our shop will be selling lots of Christmas themed presents.

*Additional costs may apply

*Christmas terms and conditions: Weekend tickets include entrance to the zoo from 9am. Accompanying adult tickets need to be purchased with each child grotto ticket. Week day tickets include entrance to the zoo from 12pm and includes 2 free adult tickets.  Complimentary Zoo child entry ticket included in all Santa’s grotto tickets. Under 2s get zoo entry for free, but must buy a ticket to meet Santa.

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If you’re looking for that perfect, unique present or something for animal lovers, why not treat someone to an animal adoptionsanimal experiences or membership. To make it even more spectacular, book a stay at The Lodge.

For group visits to Santa, please contact the Bookings team at:

Adults who are Members of Bristol Zoo do not need to book tickets for themselves, simply select the relevant Child ticket option below and you can accompany them for free 

 Animal houses, Animal attractions and parts of the Zoo close at 4.30pm. No drinks or refreshments are available after 4:30pm.


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Book online & save up to 29% on your admission tickets