• The Great Day Out 2019

    Lions Talk

    1100

  • The Great Day Out 2019

    Lemur Talk & Feed

    1145 and 1430

  • The Great Day Out 2019

    Seals Talk & Feed

    1530

The GWR Zones will be available between 1000 – 1630.

These will be set up on the West Lawn (Main GWR Welcome & Activity Area) which is located across from the Clifton Pavilion (refer to site map).

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What’s happening
at the GWR Zone?

West Lawn

  • Meet the GWR Directors
  • Meet the Colleague Experience & People Insight Team
  • Giant Lawn Games
  • Sweet Cart
  • Retro Photo Booth (with dress up box/props) to be confirmed
  • Entertainers (including Face Painters)
  • GWR Give-Aways (lots of GWR branded merchandise)
  • GWR Chill Zone – deck chairs and bean bags

Garden Room, Clifton Pavilion

  • Retro Photo Booth (with dress up box/props)
  • Real American Cotton Candy (freshly made)
  • Hot Popcorn (freshly made)
  • Entertainers (including Face Painters)
You can have a ‘grand day out’ at our Great Day Out with Wallace and Gromit!

Bristol Zoo are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit – one of the best-loved duos in animation.

There are two amazing activities on offer:


Wallace & Gromit ‘Trainee Zookeeper’ trail

Join everyone’s favourite eccentric inventor and his trusted canine pal as they discover what it takes to look after the amazing animals here at the Zoo. Younger guests can also help catch criminal mastermind Feathers McGraw who has escaped from prison and is hiding in the zoo!


Aardman Model Making sessions

Make your own Gromit, Feathers McGraw or Shaun the Sheep with the help of one of Aardman’s expert model makers. Then take your new model home with you. On the 28 September the zoo will holding three of these sessions at 1100, 1300 and 1500.

Important Note! If you are interested in attending an Aardman model making session, you need to book in advance to avoid disappointment – these workshops are expected to fill up fast and are not exclusive to GWR guests

Bristol Zoo will have lots of other activity on offer when we hold our Great Day Out and you will be able to watch animals being fed and take part in animal talks, where you can find out more about your favourite animal. Further information will available on the day.

1100
Lions Talk
1100
Lions Talk
1130
Fruit Bat Talk
1130
Fruit Bat Talk
1145 and 1430
Lemur Talk
1145 and 1430
Lemur Talk & Feed
1200, 1300, 1400, 1500
Animal Encounters
1200, 1300, 1400, 1500
Animal Encounters
1215
Giant Tortoise Talk
1215
Giant Tortoise Talk
1230
Gorilla Talk
1230
Gorilla Talk & Feed
1330
Otter Talk
1330
Otter Talk & Feed
1400
Meerkat Talk
1400
Meerkat Talk & Feed
1500
Penguin Talk
1500
Penguin Talk & Feed
1530
Seal Talk
1530
Seal Talk & feed
1600
Red Panda Talk
1600
Red Panda Talk

Food and Drinks

GWR pre-paid lunch (both hot and cold options) will be available between 1130 and 1500. Your arrival time will determine when you take your lunch.  

Cold food option

When you arrive at the event, if you choose the cold food option, you can collect a special GWR packed lunch straight away, or do so later in the day from a number of locations across the zoo as you prefer. If you decide to collect later on, you will be given the following wrist band:

White Wrist Band – access at any time to packed lunches from a number of locations across the zoo)

Cold food locations are:

  • Hungry Monkey Kiosk
  • Coffee Shack

(see site map)

Hot food option

If you have choose the hot food option*, you will be given one of the following colour coded wrist bands (your arrival time will determine what collection time you are given):

Red Wrist Band – all guests arriving between 1000 and 1130 (access to hot food between 1130 and 1300)

Blue Wrist Band – all guests arriving between 1130 and 1300 (access to hot food between 1230 and 1400)

Green Wrist Band – all guests arriving between 1300 and 1430 (access to hot food between 1330 and 1500)

Hot food locations are:

  • Private GWR BBQ (meat and separate vegetarian/vegan BBQ) in the Garden Room Terrace at the Clifton Pavilion includes a free bottle of water

  • Hide Restaurant (not an exclusive GWR option – the restaurant is open to the public) – wrist band can be redeemed for food up to the value of £8 (any excess cost will be met by the guest)

Snacks and drinks can be purchased from various outlets across the zoo throughout the day – costs are not covered by GWR.


*Please note – hot food is likely to be popular, despite access being managed, so please bear this in mind if choosing this option on arrival. The Hide Restaurant is expected to be extremely busy.

Important – Dietary Needs

Vegetarian/vegan options will be available for guests from the standard food options (both hot and cold).

If you have any food intolerances, allergens or specific needs, you can request a special (cold) packed lunch to be prepared for you by filling in this Food Preferences Form.

Your special dietary adjusted lunch can then be collected from the Registration Desk when you arrive at the event.

If you want to have a hot food option, the set menu in the Hide Restaurant may be able to accommodate your needs. No pre-orders for special dietary needs can be made for hot food.

Please Note – guests can ask for the zoo’s allergen logs which will be available at all food outlets