New Bristol attraction opens 22 July

The Wild Place Project logoThe Wild Place Project, Bristol’s new affordable, fun, family attraction, will open its doors to the public for the first time on 22 July. 

The site is located just off junction 17 of the M5, the other side of the motorway from Cribbs Causeway.

The Wild Place Project will invite guests to be as active or relaxed as they like. Families can take a stroll in the woodland, relax in the Tower Meadow or visit some of the exciting animals from Madagascar, east Africa and the Congo and find out how the Wild Place Project is helping to conserve them in the wild.

Families can also get involved in a variety of outdoor adventures from climbing up the scramble net in the Fun Fort to taking off their shoes and enjoying a variety of textures on the Barefoot Trail. All of this can be enjoyed for £23 for a family of four.

There is immense scope to develop and expand the Wild Place Project over the coming years and as such, it is an exciting work in progress. In 2010, the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society was given planning consent for the National Wildlife Conservation Park and this summer the Society will take the first step towards this world-class visitor attraction in the form of the Wild Place Project.

Dr Bryan Carroll, CEO of the Society says, “We are very excited to be able to welcome the public to the Wild Place Project for the first time. It encourages families to get outdoors and get back to nature by providing adventure, fun and learning. This is an extremely exciting first step on a wonderful journey towards creating the world-class National Wildlife Conservation Park.”

In the meantime, the Wild Place Project keepers are offering the public the chance to name a pair of zebras that will live in the Edge of Africa exhibit. To enter your name suggestions, please visit:

http://www.wildplace.org.uk/zebra-naming-competition

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Notes to editors:

For media enquiries please contact the Wild Place press office:

Kate Willacy, T: 0117 974 7305, E: kwillacy@bristolzoo.org.uk

The Wild Place Project

  • The Wild Place Project is due to open in the summer of 2013 by the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society.
  • The Wild Place Project invites you to take a glimpse into eco-systems from around the world, including Madagascar, east Africa and the Congo to name a few.
  • After the official unveiling, guests who visit the Wild Place Project will be helping to conserve and protect endangered species and habitats. 
  • Wild Place is located off junction 17 of the M5 motorway in South Gloucestershire (opposite Cribbs Causeway Shopping Mall).
  • Once launched, the Wild Place Project will be open every day from 10.00am-5.00pm in peak season, closing at 4.00pm off season.
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