Animals, conservation, outdoor learning, play and adventure: Wild Place Project on the outskirts of Bristol ticks all the boxes for great family days out!
Blackhorse Hill, Bristol, BS10 7TP
Tel: 0117 980 7175
Animals, Birthdays, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
One of the exciting places to go with kids in Bristol is Wild Place Project, a fun, family-friendly attraction that offers outdoor learning, adventure and play. Opened by Bristol Zoological Society, it is a great place to learn about conservation and how to protect threatened habitats around the world and at home.
Open from 25th July 2019, Bear Wood with raised wooden walkway and amazing bear-viewing den is one of the highlights. Step back in time and see bears and wolves living together in ancient woodland as they would have done thousands of years ago. This multi-million-pound exhibit also features two natural play areas and a giant woodland calendar.
In the Edge of Africa exhibit, meet zebra, eland and cheetah. In the interactive Discover Madagascar exhibit, learn all about four different types of lemur, one of which is critically endangered. Secret Congo is home to okapi and red river hogs, while Wolf Wood has a pack of five male European grey wolves.
There is a mob of meerkats in the Walled Garden and these native South African sociable mammals are always a hit with children. Bring along a picnic and watch them go about their business.
There are animal talks that run through the day, so keep an eye out for these as they are both informative and interesting.
When you have visited all the animals, take off your shoes and try out the Barefoot Walking Trail, 150 metres long. Feel an assortment of textures as you pass over pebbles, soils and bark. You are bound to get muddy, but don’t worry as there are feet-washing facilities at the end, but do bring your own towel!
Next, head to Fun Fort, an outdoor adventure park with a fireman’s pole, scatter bridge, climbing wall and scramble nets – all undercover, so no need to worry about the elements.
For those feeling particularly brave, try the Leap of Faith, 12 metres high, and the twelve different climbing challenges. There is also a 25ft giant swing – all are suitable for over 4s. Leap of Faith is available at certain times only and a separate charge applies.
And for that special birthday, why not book a party at Wild Place Project?
One of the best places to go for a family day out in the Bristol area!
Stay safe. Coronavirus advice is being updated regularly. Some attractions are starting to reopen with social distancing measures in place. Enjoy browsing the site for trips and please check directly with the venue before visiting. Let’s Go with the Children is here to help and support families with ideas and information on what attractions are re-opening.