In The South

Zoo Pride at Bristol Zoo Gardens

Besi Besemar May 28, 2015

Bristol Pride and Bristol Zoo Gardens are staging a unique party in Bristol Zoo on August 1.

Pride in Bristol Zoo

BRISTOL Pride may be on July 11, but Pride works all year round. This year Bristol Pride organisers will be linking up with Bristol Zoo Gardens for a very special collaboration which will see an evening takeover by Bristol Pride of the zoo to party after dark!

As well as being your chance to see the Zoo after hours (and the animals that stay awake) the evening will be filled with live music performances, comedy and entertainment.

And that’s not all! There’s will be animal talks, a silent disco, circus acts, face painting and a variety of gourmet street food and bars to keep the hunger and thirst at bay.

You will also be able to find out more about the zoo’s conservation work and sign up to volunteer with Bristol Pride.

The Zoo’s main lawn will be under-cover so the fun will happen whatever the weather brings on the day. Plus included in the price, you’ll get a return zoo ticket, valid for any day and entrance to the night safari after party at the Queenshilling, on Frogmore Street, Bristol BS1 5NA, so you can carry on partying well into the night.

Wendy Walton, Director of Commercial Operations at Bristol Zoo Gardens, said: “We are really excited to be hosting this event here at Bristol Zoo – we believe it is the very first  Pride event ever held in a Zoo.  As well as experiencing great entertainment, people will also have the opportunity to see our extraordinary animals outside of usual visiting hours.     It is fantastic to be partnering up with Bristol Pride to deliver this – we hope that the community will really embrace this unique event – and enjoy being the Kings & Queens of the jungle – for one night only!”

This is an over 18s event, Tickets are £15 and include a donation to Bristol Pride.

The Bristol Pride Festival is on Saturday, July 11 in Castle Park, Bristol.

For more information about Bristol Zoo, click here:

Event: Zoo Pride

Where: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3HA

When: Saturday, August 1

Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Price: £15

To book tickets online, click here: