Review: Wild Place Project – Bristol

We last visited Wild Place Project in October 2020 when COVID restrictions were still in place, so when we were invited back for a spring visit, we jumped at the chance.

The Wild Place Project is a wildlife conservation park in Bristol, near Cribbs Causeway, which is run by the Bristol Zoological Society and is the sister site of Bristol Zoo. In fact, Bristol Zoo will be moving to the Wild Place Project site to create a world-class zoo at the end of 2022, to be finished in 2024.

Wild Place Project is not your typical zoo, with 50 acres of woodland, gardens and meadows to explore and for Easter, they have a fun Easter trail to complete, packed full with eggxtremely fascinating animal facts.

Wild Place Project showcases wildlife from the UK and around the world including wolves, bears, giraffes, cheetahs, lemurs and more.

Our favourite exhibit from our last visit was Bear Wood, which which tells the story of our British woodland from 8000 BC to present day.

The walk takes you through beautiful ancient woodland on raised wooden walkways, learning all about the trees that surround you and four incredible ‘extinct’, British species – bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines.

Eliza and Sebastian really enjoyed identifying the different trees, whilst Lilah was fascinated with the bears having a bath.

The interactive displays are all open again and are great for bringing the woodland life and helping kids explore the importance of trees.

the exhibits at Wild Place Project are spaced out nicely, with picnic areas dotted in between. If you want to buy food on site, there is Base Camp Pizzeria next door to Bear Wood, or Courtyard Cafe at the entrance, plus smaller kiosks dotted around the park.

Back in December, we adopted a Zebra from Wild Place Project and Eliza took along the information pack we got with our certificate and went on a mission to find which one it was.

Next to the Zebra is the Madagascan Village, home to the Lemur walkthrough, where they are just inches away from you. If you are lucky, you might spot a baby or two.

In the Walled Garden there are a variety of Exotic Asian and African birds, from Vietnam and China to small islands in the Philippines and the kids were fascinated as they watched the birds making nests from the grass.

Like many attractions, Wild Place Project has introduced timed ticket slots, to help keep everyone safe, so it is important to book your tickets online.

Prices start from £14 per adult and £11 per child, with under 2’s free.

You can easily spend a full day at Wild Place Project, but be aware that there is not many undercover areas, so be prepared for any changes in the weather.

Disclaimer: We were guests of Wild Place Project for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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