No Family Visit to Bristol is Complete Without the Wild Place Project

There’s no shortage of child-friendly activities waiting for you around Bristol, which might be why it’s such a popular destination for families looking at quick city breaks. Your kids can do everything from scaling the rigging of the SS Great Britain to indulging their inner scientists at We The Curious. Of course, any kids with a keen interest in nature won’t want to miss Wild Place Project.

Just north of Bristol’s centre, Wild Place Project is a wildlife conservation park run by the Bristol Zoological Society. It’s the sister site of Bristol Zoo, and it was built to encourage conservation programmes and create special ecosystems for a wide range of animals.

Here are just a few of the great areas you can visit across Wild Place Project.

  • Secret Congo: The okapi, sometimes known as forest giraffe, was one of the last large mammals to be discovered, and you can see it yourself at the Secret Congo exhibit.
  • Benoue National Park: Immerse yourself in the wilds of Africa with a viewing perspective of giraffe, cheetah, guinea fowl, and zebra.
  • Wolf Wood: Learn about Wild Place Project’s young pack of male European grey wolves. Their pack forms a complex social structure, and wolves are trained daily to ensure they receive the best possible care.
  • Discover Madagascar: Wander through a small Madagascan village before coming face-to-face with mongoose lemurs, ring-tailed lemurs, red-bellied lemurs, white-belted ruffed lemurs, and Alaotran gentle lemurs.
  • Barefoot Trail: Feel free to take off your shoes for a walk along the Barefoot Trail. There are five different rooms along the trail, including the Mud Cafe and Play Room.
  • Bear Wood: A new attraction for 2019, Bear Wood will take up seven and a half acres of existing woodland to create a unique habitat for lynx, wolves, wolverine, and even brown bears.