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Explore beautiful British woodlands full of autumn colour, pick up our spotter sheet and become a nature spotter with our fun AutumnFest trail, from 4 September to 30 November.

Find conkers, jays and acorns, as well as cheetahs, giraffes, bears and the zoo’s latest residents – Philippine spotted deer!

Download the spotter sheet here.

It’s a great time to visit if you prefer a quieter visit outside of school holidays and all the wellbeing benefits of being surrounded by nature. Plus under 2s go free!

Great Value!

  • AutumnFest is included in admission

  • Fascinating animal talks and feeds

  • Under 2s and carers go free!

  • Get up close to amazing animals including giraffes, zebras, and cheetahs

  • Meet our new spotted deer!

  • Don’t miss the Lemur Walkthrough – watch lemurs walk right past you!

  • Explore the award-winning Bear Wood – see wolves, lynxes and wolverines

  • Fun indoor and outdoor play areas

  • Free parking (just off J17 of the M5)

  • Become a member at the end of your visit or within seven days and get your day ticket refunded!

  • We’re a conservation charity and your visit helps us save wildlife together!

What our visitors have said

“What a fantastic place to visit! Honestly one of the best days out we’ve had. The site itself is beautiful and the enclosures are really impressive. Some highlights were seeing the bears playing in the pool, the lynx coming out from its hiding place and the red river hogs playing with a ball. We were really impressed with how relaxed and natural all the animals were. The people working there were all very nice too. Can’t wait to revisit.” (July, 2023)

Andy Day visits bristol zoo project

“I’ve been coming to Bristol Zoo Project with my family since it opened, and we love it here – it just gets better and better. It’s been really exciting to find out about plans to create a new conservation zoo here, it’s so important to help the world’s most critically endangered species.

“Autumn is one of my favourite seasons and a fantastic time of the year for kids to get out and about and learn about nature – my little girl loves this season for that very reason too, there is so much to see.” Children's TV presenter, Andy Day, 2023


Tasty food and drinks

Our new Bristol-based catering partner is proving popular with our visitors.

“9" pizza, drink and piece of fruit cost £6.99 per kid which was very good!” Sam (6 April 2023)

“The pizza was yummy and the staff really welcoming.” Alice (4 June 2023)

Plan your day

Make the most of your visit by checking out our itineraries.

*Day before your visit or earlier