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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bristol Zoo

I am so sorry I have been a little quiet on the blog this week, Hubby has been home from work so we have been enjoying some family time together and making the most of the nice weather! 
Today we visited Bristol Zoo!

Apart from a few showers of rain the weather was lovely and we had a fantastic day, There was so much to do including animal encounters and animal talks, park areas, a turtle maze and of course looking at all the animals + lots more! 

Bristol Zoo have lots of different themed zones and building including the Reptile house, Aquarium, Gorilla island, Twilight zone, Butterfly forest, Zona Brazil, Seal and penguin coasts and Bug world. 

Here are some pictures from our visit today...


They also had some fantastic pretend animals you could climb inside or sit on to take a photo and large boards that you popped your head through for pictures which James loved! 

Some of the enclosures also include special tunnels with a bubble at the end so you can crawl through the tunnel and pop your head up into the bubble and it feels like your in the enclosure with the animals! This was a big hit with James as he could get some close up looks at the animals. He also loved the tunnels under the water which meant you could see all the seals, penguins and fish swimming over head! 

We spent the whole day at Bristol Zoo and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! 
As you can see from this map there is so much to do at Bristol Zoo.

(Photo taken from the Bristol Zoo website).

There is something to entertain everyone of all ages and at the end of our visit we popped into the gift shop some of the items did seem quite expensive however they were REALLY cute and there was so much on offer from cuddle toys, arts and crafts to sweets! 

We finished off our visit with ice cream and smiles all round.


Bristol zoo is more than just a zoo. We are the Bristol Zoological Society – a conservation and education charity. 
Bristol Zoo is  made up of three distinct parts.  
  • Bristol Zoo Gardens, A five-hectare zoo in the heart of Bristol.
     
  • The Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation, which is responsible for all of their conservation work – both in the field, and at home.
     
  • The National Wildlife Conservation Park – a proposed, new 55-hectare zoological park located at Cribbs Causeway, Bristol. The first steps towards creating this park have now taken place with the opening of the Wild Place Project.
I can highly recommend Bristol Zoo if you are looking for a fun, educational and exciting day trip for all the family then definitely check out Bristol Zoo. 

You can find out more from one of these links -


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23 comments:

  1. It looks like a great day out!!! I absolutely love the Zoo and wish I lived closer, I am planning a Zoo trip for my 21st! xx


    Blonde of Carbs

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    1. I love the zoo too! We are quite lucky that Bristol Zoo is only a 30 minute drive from our house. xx

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  2. Bristol Zoo looks as good as Colchester, which we are fortunate enough to live near! Gorgeous photos :)

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    1. ooo we have never been to Colchester Zoo but have just had a look online and it looks great! x

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  3. Bristol zoo looks amazing. My kids would enjoy climbing into the animal models, the kangaroo is fab.

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    1. Yea they are perfect for kids for have a play about on. James loved climbing in all the animals and pulling funny faces to match the animals lol! x

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  4. Lovely pictures. The big fish from first picture set looks very grumpy ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Yep it reminded me of hubby ;) lol! xx

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  5. Bristol Zoo looks ace. You have to make the most of family time anytime you can.

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    1. It is a really good day out. Yep you do indeed hubby has the week off so we have lots of day trips planned before little man starts school in september! xx

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  6. Looks like a really fun day! I love the picture of the Kangaroo and it's joey! :) x

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    1. We did thank you :) He does make a rather cute joey doesn't he lol! xx

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  7. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Family time in the summer holidays is the best and never a reason to apologise for not blogging ;) xx

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    1. We did thank you :) Yea hubby always takes a week off work in the summer holidays so we can do something and we have been quite lucky with the weather this week so have been on plenty of days trips :) xx

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  8. Zoos are the best! I love to go with my son also and he loves to visit a zoo. The pictures are so much fun to watch and it's a joy to see the expressions on your son's face :)

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    1. He didn't stop smiling the whole time we were there! Im glad you like the pictures :) xx

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  9. We are members of Bristol zoo and love it there...so much to see and do. Love your photos, it looks like you've had a lovely time.

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    1. We looked at becoming members when we went. It seems like a really fair price for being able to visit when you like! x

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  10. It's a great zoo and a really useful outing for when the weather's a bit iffy as there are good sheltered areas. Glad you enjoyed your day

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    1. It is indeed we managed to hide out in the Butterfly forest whilst a shower passed and stayed nice and dry! xx

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  11. I really need to go to Bristol zoo - we tend to go to Marwell as it is a bit closer but Bristol isn't too far away!

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