Wild Place Project makes the perfect day out this autumn. Marvel at the changing colours with over 50 acres of woodlands, meadows and gardens — bursting with life in every season. Grab an extra layer and keep warm with a seasonal beverage to delight in the rustle of leaves underfoot, the chill in the air and the special glow of nature this season.

Bears sniffing a pumpkin at Wild Place Project

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Discover amazing species from around the world

Spot bears, wolves, lynxes (including kittens!) and wolverines roaming the award-winning Bear Wood exhibit. Thousands of years ago, bears lived in Britain. Now they’re back! On raised walkways, explore 7.5 acres of beautiful woodlands and step back in time from 8000 BC to the present day.

Go on an African expedition through Bénoué National Park. Say 'hello' to graceful giraff­es and enjoy a stunning view of zebras, red river hogs and elands roaming the open grasslands. Discover the sights and smells of Madagascar, the vibrant kingdom of lemurs with five di­fferent species. And, don't miss the sleek cheetahs, colourful gelada baboons, mischievous meerkats, and so much more...

Two geladas at Wild Place Project

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All of the play areas are now open. Kids can run wild in the Fun Fort, Congo Bongo, Barefoot Trail and giant bird's nest. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, there’s Leap of Faith – the thrilling outdoor climbing experience for children and adults.

And find out more about Bristol Zoological Society’s conservation projects, here in the UK and across four continents – work made possible by visitors like you. 

With so much to do and see, the Wild Place Project is howling, growling and prowling with excitement this autumn!

Woman holding hand of child walking along a log

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Win a family admission ticket

Did you know?

- Bears mainly communicate through body language and scent. If nervous or frightened, they growl.

- Wolves howl to keep their own pack rallied together, and to ward off rival wolves.

- Cheetahs are excellent at prowling, moving without being seen or heard by their prey.

Share your best howl, growl or prowl with Wild Place Project to be in with a chance of winning a family admission ticket (up to two adults and three children) or a goody bag of equal value if you’re already an Annual Pass Holder. To enter, post a video using the hashtag #HowlGrowlProwl on Facebook or Twitter before 1 November 2021.

Book tickets to Wild Place Project here.


Wild Place Project
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Bear at Wild Place Project

Discover a world of animal adventures – right on your doorstep! Wild Place Project is the perfect fresh-air destination, with 50 acres to explore. Say ‘hello’ to bears, giraffes, zebras, gelada ‘baboons’, cheetahs, meerkats and ring-tailed lemurs, among many others.

Leap of Faith
Activity Centre
Leap of faith

A range of exciting and adventurous activities... conquer the climbing wall, shake your friends off the Gladiator Wall, climb Jacob's Ladder, race up our climbing ropes, scale our 10 metre (30ft) high pole to make a "Leap of Faith".......