Bristol Zoo Gardens

Details about the venue: 

Bristol Zoo Gardens is the fifth oldest zoo in the world. They work on conservation and research projects across the world, from the Phillipines, South Africa and back to our very own door step, the River Avon. They do a lot of work within their education team and have taught over 40 million school children the value of nature, wildlife and the impact our society has on the world.


The Majority of the zoo in quite flat. There is a steep incline to the Bug World and a couple of small child platforms that cannot be accessed by wheelchair users however will still be able to view all animals if they are on show.

Toilet facilities:

There are six public toilet blocks on site. Five of the blocks have DDA compliant disabled access toilets. None of the toilets onsite requires a key. The disabled toilets are located:

  • at the Main Entrance
  • at the Main Exit next to the Butterfly Forest
  • close to Zona Brazil (accessible using a small ramp, The door into the toilet area in 1.4m wide only)
  • outside the Hide Restaurant
  • The disabled access toilet next to the Butterfly Forest has a lift hoist and a full length adult changing table.

Entrance & Tickets: 

Standard rates apply to those with disabilities however they will be entitled to a carer for free when documentation is produced upon entry. We will accept one of the following Blue Badge/PIP letter/DLA Letter or letter on headed paper from NHS Professional. If from an organisation providing care then either a carers ID badge or letter from the organisation on headed paper stating how many people need 1:1 care will be required. Online tickets can be purchased at

Fast Track Pass:

If someone requires fast track for a disability, they would need to give us a call so we can arrange it with the admissions team.


We also have 4 blue badge bays next to the main entrance, these are offered on a first come first serve basis.