Bristol Zoo Parking
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Bristol Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. In modern times, it is at the cutting edge of global involvement in conservation. Bristol Zoo offers a fantastic day out for the whole family. You can see many amazing animals, including red pandas, gorillas, meerkats and penguins. A highlight is the £1 million Gorilla House and Island. With a toughened glass floor, visitors can view the family of gorillas from below or through the 180 degree viewing area. There is also a fantastic aquarium where you can explore the wonders of the deep with more than 115 different species of fish. For the little ones, there is a fabulous adventure playground where they can burn off some energy, and a water play area.
As with most popular attractions, parking at Bristol Zoo gets very busy and it can be tricky to find a parking spot if you don’t plan in advance. It is recommended that drivers investigate their parking options in advance before setting off for their day out at Bristol Zoo.
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Parking at Bristol Zoo
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There are car parking facilities available at Bristol Zoo, with two main car parks. There is also an overflow car park on Ladies Mile on Durdham Downs at peak times of the year. There is a £4.50 parking charge for visitors and a £2.50 charge for Members. Payment can only be made by contactless credit or debit card. It is not possible to make a cash payment for Bristol Zoo parking.
Parking is limited and you are not guaranteed a space. If you find that the car parks are full, you can find limited parking in on street pay and display parking bays in the streets surrounding the zoo. Be aware that restrictions apply and there are charges in place on Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. After 5pm and on weekends, on street parking is free in pay and display on street spaces.
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If you’re staying in the area near Bristol Zoo and are looking for other things to do, you won’t be disappointed as there are plenty of nearby attractions.
One highlight is the beautiful and historic Bristol Cathedral. A church has been on this site for over a thousand years. The Cathedral is free to explore and is open to the public every day of the year. The spectacular stained glass windows are a must see. Bristol Cathedral is one of the finest examples of a hall church to be found anywhere in the world.
Other nearby attractions include the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, displaying fascinating items and information about local history; Aerospace Bristol, telling the amazing story of the Bristol’s aerospace industry; and Bristol Aquarium, a spectacular aquarium in the Harbourside area of Bristol offering an amazing underwater adventure.
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The easiest way to reach Bristol Zoo is to take the local train to Clifton Down station. From there, it is a ten minute stroll past Clifton Suspension Bridge to get to Bristol Zoo. Alternatively, from Bristol Temple Meads station, you can take the 8 or 9 bus service straight to the zoo’s main entrance. The Bristol Temple Meads station has regular national connections to a wide range of destinations.
The First Bus number 8 runs between Temple Meads station, Bristol city centre and Bristol Zoo. You can also catch the Bristol Community Transport 505 service which runs between Long Ashton Park and Ride and Southmead Hospital.
If you travel to Bristol Zoo using a sustainable method of transport, you can claim a 33% discount on standard full price admission tickets. You will need to provide proof of sustainable travel on arrival to validate your ticket. This could be a valid bus or train ticket.
Disabled Parking at Bristol Zoo
There are designated parking bays in the North Car Park for Blue Badge holders. Bristol Zoo parking for Blue Badge holders is free of charge. Pay and display parking is also available in the streets surrounding the zoo and this may be free of charge when you display your Blue Badge. Be sure to check nearby signs for parking restrictions before parking your vehicle.
There are electric vehicle charging points in the North Car Park for visitors and members of the public to charge their electric cars at Bristol Zoo. A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Where can I find free parking near Bristol Zoo?
The streets surrounding the zoo offer pay and display parking bays. It is free to park in these after 5pm and on the weekend.
Do I need to display a Blue Badge to park in a disabled parking bay at Bristol Zoo?
Yes, you do. Remember to always display your Blue Badge clearly if you are parking in an accessible parking bay at Bristol Zoo.
Can my children bring their scooters or bikes into the zoo when we visit?
No, unfortunately, this is not possible. Bristol Zoo does not allow scooters, bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or ball games.
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Latest Bristol Zoo parking reviews
Nice and spacious parking spot. Helpful owner if you have any questions or queries. Comes highly recommended, would use again.Mohammed
Easy to find in a safe and secure location!Rose
Not all parking spaces marked/numbered but easy enough to work out, accessible & no awkward obstacles to navigate in parking area.Stuart
Easy to find, messaged owner to confirm couple days before and was very helpful.Andy
The directions were super useful and we found the car park easily. Some of the numbers were missing on the spaces but we could still see which ones we could park in. Great location for where we wanted. Well priced. Would use again if needed.Charlotte
Hi yes I would recommend this parking facility, easy to use and a very helpful location for Clifton. If using sat nav choose one of the shop addresses on Queens Road opposite the (rear) entrance yo are asked to use. Perhaps the owner could recommend one in the instructions. We went round the block in heavy traffic which was not ideal.Christopher
Fantastic off-road parking at a very good price. Stress free. Would happily book to park here again!Curtis
Very convenient for where we needed parking. Nice enclosed area, very safe :)Carys Bethan
Really easy to find, though the parking bay needs to be numbered properly to avoid confusion, I had to count which ones were designated for YPRyandion