Bear @ Wild Place Project
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Wild Place Project

Head out on an adventure to discover amazing species from around the world

  • Wild Place Project

With 40 beautiful acres to explore on the edge of Bristol, Wild Place Project is a wild escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Take a stroll beneath the leafy canopies of Bear Wood, the UK’s largest and most ambitious brown bear exhibit. Wind along the raised walkway and discover bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines roaming the woodland floor below. Get up-close inside an immersive 180° viewing den, and unlock the countless secrets of British woodlands today with the help of expert rangers.

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Wild Place Project cheetah

Meet majestic giraffes at eye-level and survey African grasslands from a special viewing platform. Marvel as five different types of mischievous lemur scamper around your feet in an immersive walk-through. Experience the thrill of seeing cheetahs, zebras and baboons, and learn about protecting habitats both worldwide and on your doorstep.

For a real breath of fresh air, Wild Place Project also offers beautiful woodlands to explore throughout the changing seasons, vegetable and flower gardens, and the tranquil Tower Meadow – the perfect spot for a picnic. 

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Wild Place Project giraffes

Kids will love kicking off shoes to tackle the Barefoot Trail, running wild between natural play areas and the indoor Fun Fort, or channelling their inner monkey on the daring Leap of Faith.* 

There are lots of family-friendly events throughout the year, including children’s activity trails, seasonal and half-term fun, and outdoor theatre. Check the website for the latest updates.

*Additional charge applies

Wild Place Project wolf

Did you know?

Bears, wolves, lynxes and wolverines were all once native to Britain (and Bristol!) thousands of years ago. Bear Wood transports you back to 8000 BC on a time-hopping, wildlife-spotting adventure.

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