17 / 06 / 2020
It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for!

We are delighted to announce that Wild Place Project has reopened on Friday 19 June!
There are approximately 50 acres of the park accessible to visitors, providing lots of space for outdoor family fun and together we can ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back – however there are some important changes to the way you purchase tickets and it is VITAL that you read this information before you plan your visit.
We have now introduced timed tickets and a strictly limited number of tickets are available each day. It is therefore essential that all visitors, including Annual Pass Holders and Members, book online in advance of their visit.
In line with Government guidance, and to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, additional measures will be in place when we reopen.

  • All tickets MUST be purchased online ahead of coming to the site. No tickets are available to buy at Wild Place Project. If you do not have a ticket you will be turned away.
  • We are operating a timed ticket system to stagger the arrival time of visitors throughout the day so that we can manage capacity and maintain social distancing.
  • We have also limited the number of tickets available each day and have put in place a one-way system to aid social distancing.
  • We are operating on a completely cashless basis. No transactions will take place on site at the entrance – you will be required to show your booking confirmation number and where relevant, proof of discount, or Membership card / Annual Pass.
  • Further hand wash facilities have been installed throughout the park and we ask that you wash your hands regularly during your visit in line with Government guidance.
  • Additional toilet blocks are in place with onsite cleaners and cleaning throughout the day, ensuring that the toilets are kept clean. We have enhanced our cleaning regime and cleaning checks.
  • We ask that for your safety, that of other visitors, and our staff and volunteers, that you respect the signage on site and maintain a two-metre distance from others. This is vital to ensure everyone’s health and wellbeing.
  • We have implemented a set of Site Rules, which explains The Ways we are Keeping You Safe and  How You can Help Keep Everyone Safe.
  • ‘High contact’, indoor areas and situations where social distancing is not currently possible are closed for your safety. A full list is available here.

Together we can ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit to Wild Place Project
Please do NOT visit if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are self isolating.

We have reopened on Friday 19 June and ALL tickets must be purchased online, in advance.

To purchase your tickets please click here.

We are anticipating that we will be very busy with enquiries and bookings on our website, so please bear with us at this time.
Please be aware that the number of timed tickets available is strictly limited, and we cannot make any exceptions on the day. During the initial phase of reopening Wild Place Project, we will be releasing tickets on a rolling two-week basis.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Wild Place very soon and we thank you wholeheartedly for your patience and cooperation in these unprecedented times.
More information is available here.
In the meantime, please continue to offer your support:

We may have reopened, but we still need your help. We are certainly not ‘out of the water’ and we are taking every day, very much, one step at a time.
We have been closed for three months, and with 85% of our income coming from our visitors, this has had a devastating effect on our resources – as a charity, this is money we depend on to fund our conservation projects at home in the UK and overseas.
There is no doubt that we will continue to feel the impact for months, if not years to come.
We still need your support to ensure a healthy future for Bristol Zoological Society, so, please visit our Virgin Giving page and contribute to the Bristol Zoological Society’s BZS Appeal, if you can.

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Many thanks
All the team at Bristol Zoological Society
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