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Wild Place Project

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Wild Place Project

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Grab your very best explorer’s outfit and head out on an adventure to Wild Place Project, where you will discover amazing species from around the world! Get up close to incredible animals in a natural setting, with 40 beautiful acres to explore.         

NEW Bear Wood exhibit!

Travel back in time to an age when bears roamed the woodlands here in Bristol. Our spectacular new Bear Wood exhibit will take you on a journey into a lost world. Winding along a raised walkway through beautiful ancient woodland, spot brown bears roaming free below, along with striking grey wolves, lynx and wolverines – all species originally native to Britain. If you’re brave enough, you can also get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures in our bear viewing den, with 180-degree, floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

With panoramic viewpoints and interactive displays and activities, this is an immersive experience unlike any other!

Autumn Discoveries (26 October – 3 November)

Autumn is a time for amazing colours, the rustle and crunch of leaves underfoot, and tasty treats like apples. It’s also the time of year when lots of animals, from big bears to little squirrels, are busy getting ready for winter!

This October half term, join Wild Place Project for some seasonal fun. They’ll be celebrating with special activities, plus you can soak up the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn as you explore our beautiful woodlands. How many native birds and animals can you spot?

Bénoué National Park at Wild Place Project

Journey to the wilds of Cameroon, Africa, in the stunning Bénoué National Park exhibit. Our enormous giraffe house features a special raised platform where you can meet our graceful giraffes face-to-face, while taking in a sweeping view of zebra, red river hogs and eland roaming together in the open grasslands.

Giraffe house kindly sponsored by Dribuild.

Discover Madagascar

Soak up the sights and sounds of the Madagascan village, an interactive conservation exhibit home to lemurs and pygmy goats! Marvel as five different types of mischievous lemur scamper around your feet and jump above your head in our immersive walk-through. Meet the iconic ring-tailed lemurs, plus mongoose, red-bellied, white-belted ruffed and Alaotran gentle lemurs as they forage, swing along ropes and hang out together.

Cheetahs and Gelada Baboons

Catch a glimpse of the world’s fastest land mammal, the cheetah. Our young males rule over their spacious land, which boasts exciting features such as a lure carrying food – when the cheetahs chase it, they show off their full running speed of 0-60mph in just three seconds! After visiting these sleek, elegant cats, you can then take a trip to Gelada Rocks, home to our troop of colourful Gelada baboons.

Go Wild!

Once you’ve got to know our cheeky critters, do as they do and embrace your wild side! Kick off your shoes and tantalise your toes with our Barefoot Trail. Explore the textures of pebbles, bark and soil, and get stuck into the mud!

Looks like rain? Head to the indoor Fun Fort, where little ones can burn off energy whatever the weather. Act like a nimble lemur and climb up the scramble net, run across the scatter bridge, slide down the fireman’s pole and take on the climbing wall!

With beautiful native trees, plants and wild flowers, Wild Place takes you back to nature. Explore leafy ancient woodland, take a picnic to the meadow and let the kids run free. It’s one big outdoor adventure!

Leap of Faith

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, don’t forget Leap of Faith. Test the nerves of all the family with seven different exhilarating challenges, from the climbing wall to Bristol’s only 25ft giant swing, and – if you’re brave enough – fling yourself through the air with the daring Leap of Faith itself. (Restrictions and charges apply.)

Animal and Keeper Experiences

We offer a variety of thrilling experience days, perfect for animal lovers. Have a go at being Keeper for a Day, or have a spine-tingling encounter with a choice of animals including giraffe, lemurs, cheetahs and meerkats. Prices start at £40, please visit our website for more information and to book.

Did you know…?

We’re a leading conservation and education charity as well as a fantastic day out, so start planning your trip to Wild Place Project today and help save wildlife together!

Essential visitor information

Open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm in peak season, closing at 4.00pm off season.

Closed on Christmas Day.

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

Book online a day or more in advance and save 10% at www.wildplace.org.uk

Extras

Catering

  • 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

Video

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

Blackhorse Hill
Bristol
BS10 7TP

Tel: +44 (0)117 980 7175

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm in peak season, closing at 4.00pm off season.

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

Closed on Christmas Day.

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