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Bristol Zoo sparkles this Christmas

Friday, 12 December 2014


Bristol Zoo has undergone a magical transformation as we get closer to Christmas this year.

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas

We paid a visit to see how the animals would be celebrating over the festive period and were greeted with wonderful themed Christmas lights across the zoo grounds, which our children really loved.

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas

The animal shaped light displays really bring lots of festive cheer and are great for little ones to spot and try and identify.

The main walkways into the zoo grounds are also filled with lights, so it makes for a magical experience as you explore around the different animal areas.

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas

The enchanted Christmas evenings also promise to add more sparkle to proceedings at the zoo this year. Running on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of December, you can see Father Christmas live on stage, get up close with four reindeer and enjoy seasonal tunes being sung by choirs both on stage and around the site.

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas


There are also Christmas stilt walkers and entertainers which promise to create a marvellous atmosphere. To top it all off there is story telling for children and special festive food and drinks, including Bratwurst sausages, hot mince pies and mulled wine and cider for the grown ups!

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas

You can also visit Father Christmas in his special zoo grotto. Of course, there are plenty of animal themed scenes and frescos to wonder at as you enter the grotto, before you get to meet the man himself and hopefully find out that you're on the good list this year!

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas


Children will love the experience and come away with a gift.

Bristol Zoo Gardens at Christmas


There's lots of brilliant activities to make your Christmas even more special, and it's lovely to remember that the Zoo will be making sure the animals have a great festive time too.

You can find our more about all the activities here.



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