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Regretfully, due to the coronavirus we have decided to close The Lodge for 2020.


For guests that were already planning on visiting us this year, you should have received an email from us regarding next steps. If you did not receive this email or have any questions about your stay please contact us at

If you are interested in booking a luxury stay at in 2021 please keep checking this page. Our secluded safari lodge will be open for 2021 bookings in due course.

Thank you for your understanding.

The Lodge

Ever wondered what it’s like to have the zoo all to yourself? Wonder no more. The Lodge, Bristol Zoo’s accommodation, offers the luxury of a secluded safari lodge, with exotic animals just outside your window.

The Lodge Elephant Room

Luxury Accommodation

Enjoy a night of pure relaxation in this beautifully refurbished former keeper’s house. Accommodation comprises two double bedrooms, two lounge areas, a dining room and a private terrace with views of Bristol Zoo’s award-winning gardens.

The Lodge Animal Experiences

Animal Encounters

Share in an intimate experience offering you and your guests exclusive access to the Zoo when all is quiet. The real adventure begins when you are invited to go behind-the-scenes and meet some of the Zoo’s best loved animals, when everyone else has gone home.

The Lodge Private Chef Experience

Private Chef

Dine in style with your very own private chef, who will be on hand to prepare you a delicious four course dinner in the privacy of your luxurious dining room or private terrace. Then sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Zoo. In the morning, indulge in breakfast with the gorillas in our amazing Gorilla House.

Free Entrance to the zoo

Your stay includes free entrance to Bristol Zoo Gardens for two days, as well as complimentary tickets to Wild Place Project, Bristol Zoo Gardens' sister attraction.

Behind-the-scenes tour

Go on a private behind-the-scenes tour led by one of our passionate and knowledgeable keepers after the zoo has closed its doors to the general public.

Animal Feeding Experiences

Meet and feed some of our best loved animals during your private evening and early morning behind-the-scene tours.

Private Chef Experience

Enjoy a lavish four course meal, cooked by your very own personal chef with wine to accompany your dinner.

Luxury Accommodation

Relax and watch the sun set and rise over the Zoo, with exotic animals just outside your window.

Breakfast with the Gorillas

Finish your adventure on a high by joining the gorillas for breakfast, before the Zoo re-opens to the public.



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