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Wild Place Project

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Bear Wood


Wild Place Project is a fun, family attraction that provides adventure, play and learning with an emphasis on protecting habitats on our doorsteps and around the globe. 

Bénoué National Park

The purpose built giraffe house, home to 2 giraffes, is part of a 1.8 acre enclosure in the Bénoué National Park. Don’t miss the zebra, eland and guinea fowl roaming in the grassland.

Bear Wood

The UK's largest and most ambitious brown bear exhibit, also home to wolves, lynx and wolverine. Enter Bear Wood through a 'time chamber' and be transported back to 8000 BC. See these magnificent creatures as they would have lived 10,000 years ago in and around Bristol.


Visitors to Wild Place Project can Discover Madagascar, which is home to several mischievous lemurs, see okapi and cheeky red river hogs in the Secret Congo and pay a visit to the striking grey wolves of Europe.

They also have a lemur walk-through, with an extra species of black and white ruffed lemurs, the ‘Congo Bongo’ play area and a puzzling maize maze. 


Wild Place Project is home to the world’s fastest land mammal. The cheetahs, all young males, are living in the immersive Mahali Pori National Park exhibit. Their home boasts exciting features such as a lure carrying food, which the cheetahs will chase, showing their full running speed of 0 to 60mph in only three seconds.

Barefoot Trail

Families can also take their shoes and socks off and enjoy an array of textures on the Barefoot Trail, climb up the scramble net and slide down the fireman’s pole in the Fun Fort, relax in the Tower Meadow or take a stroll in the protected ancient woodland. 

Leap of Faith

For the ultimate adrenaline adventure don’t forget the Leap of Faith. Test the nerves of all the family by taking on seven different climbing and exhilarating challenges on offer from the ‘3G Power Swing’, climbing wall and if you’re brave enough the Leap of Faith jump!

The Wild Place Project is open every day from 10.00am - 5.00pm in peak season, closing at 4.00pm off season. 

The Wild Place Project is closed on Christmas Day. 

Last entry to the Wild Place Project is an hour before closing time.


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  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Picnic Area

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun


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Blackhorse Hill
BS10 7TP

Tel: +44 (0)117 980 7175

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* The park is open every day from 10am to 5pm

Last entry will be an hour before closing time.

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