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Get ready to swish, splash and squelch your way through a new sensory trail

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is at Bristol Zoo Project!

The award-winning animation, based on the much-loved picture book, will be brought to life through a series of interactive installations — follow in the characters’ footsteps to brave the elements.

Roam through swishy swashy grass, conquer thick oozy mud, brave swirling whirling snowstorms, and tiptoe through a cave in search of real bears.

You can’t go over it. You can’t go under it. You’ve got to go through it!

Fantastic fun for all ages, round up your friends and family and see who will be the first one to spot a bear in real life!

Trail is included within admission.

What to expect from your day...

The trail

Find interactive installations on the Bear Wood walkway, emulating the journey undertaken by the family at the heart of the story.

An unforgettable day out

Dive in to feel-good family fun discovering amazing animals from around the world. Get face to face with giraffes on the raised walkway, watch cheetahs prowl and meet lemurs in the walkthrough, with no barriers between you and the animals!


Join us for SpringFest 2024 in May half-term (25 May – 2 June), on Tower Meadow. There'll be entertainment and activities for all ages, including storytelling, giant lawn games and crafts.

Wildlife and nature

Our zoo is designed with nature and our animals’ welfare in mind. Discover large, enriching habitats for our animals and explore woodland paths teeming with native British wildlife.

Space to play

Find places to play as you explore the zoo, including the undercover Fun Fort play area and the much-loved Barefoot Trail — a treat for toes of any age! Tower Meadow offers acres to roam, perfect for picnics and play.

Tasty treats

Tuck in to stone-baked pizzas oozing with cheese, fresh sandwiches, gooey brownies and crumbly cookies and cakes. Treat yourselves to an ice cream from local farm Marshfield’s — will it be decadent chocolate, heavenly honeycomb or succulent strawberry?

What our visitors have said

  • “Animals are amazing with good enclosures. Would recommend – amazing for kids.” Lowri, May 2023, Tripadvisor

  • “Wonderful day out. We enjoyed it so much that we upgraded to annual membership at the end of the day.” Danny, May 2023, Tripadvisor

  • “What a brilliant afternoon out. We had a great time and it was great to see as many animals up close as we did.” Andrew, May 2023, Tripadvisor

All-year-round fun

If you enjoyed your visit then why not consider a membership? From only £42 for a child membership, you can visit as often as you like, plus free entry to other UK zoos and exclusive member events.

Plus, if you decide to become a member on the day you visit, we will refund the cost of your day ticket.

Support conservation

We are a conservation zoo. Every visit supports our conservation work in the UK and around the world. Bristol Zoological Society is working to protect wildlife and to create the conservationists of the future, through education and engagement.

A gorilla smiling looking to the left.

We’re Going On A Bear Hunt © Bear Hunt Films Ltd 2016. Licensed by Walker Productions Ltd. on behalf of Bear Hunt Films Ltd. ‘A Lupus Films production in association with Bear Hunt Films and Walker Productions for Channel 4, Universal Pictures and Herrick Entertainment with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union.’