AGM and Members Day 2015 - Travel and Accommodation Information

The 9th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will be held on Saturday 05 December 2015 at the Clifton Pavilion, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol.

Please click on the image at the bottom of the page or here to be taken straight to Google Maps.  

Accommodation

Clifton Hotels have kindly offered a discounted rate for our members attending the AGM.

Simply enter the code 'BUMBLE' when booking online at any of their 5 properties*:

The Washington
The Clifton
The Rodney
The Berkeley Square
The Berkeley Suites

* Please note booking will take place on an external site, not affiliated with BBCT.  Please contact Clifton Hotels directly if you have any enquiries: 0117 946 7469.

General Travel Information
The Travel West website allows you to plan a journey by all modes of transport: http://travelwest.info/.

Travelling by Car
Full address for Sat Nav users: Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

There are two car parks at the Zoo, with lots of spaces. There is a £3 charge for parking and a £1 charge for members. There is also lots of on-street parking which is free on weekends.

At junction 18 of the M5, exit toward A4/A403/Bristol/Avonmouth/Docks. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Portway/A4 heading to City Centre/Bristol/A38. Sharp left onto Portway/A4176 (Bridge Valley Road). Continue to follow A4176. Bristol Zoo is located on your right hand side at the top of Bridge Valley Road.

Travelling by Bus
The First Bus 8 and 9 bus services run between Temple Meads Station, the city centre and the Zoo.  See http://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west for the timetable. 

Park and Ride
Long Ashton Park & Ride: the Wessex Bristol 505 Park & Ride service runs from Long Ashton Park and Ride, seven days a week.  See http://travelwest.info/park-ride/bristol/505-long-ashton-southmead-hospital for more details. 

Portway Park & Ride: the Wessex Bristol 901 Portway Park & Ride service runs from the Bristol Portway to Bristol Zoo and Clifton Village.  See http://travelwest.info/park-ride/bristol/901-portway-clifton-down-station for more details.

Cycling
If you’re planning to travel by bicycle, there are plenty of cycle racks available to keep your bike safe.

Travelling by Train
There’s a local train service to Clifton Down Station (a ten-minute walk to the Zoo). Or, from Bristol Temple Meads Station, take the 8 or 9 bus service to the Zoo’s main entrance. For more information, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 or visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/.

“Bumblebees are one of the most endearing insect visitors to any garden. Their furry, colourful bodies and clumsy flight always raise a smile, but they also do an essential job. Without their pollination services many flowers would produce no seeds, and fruit and vegetable yields would suffer.”

Toby Buckland
TV gardener

Toby Buckland
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