Wild Place Project is now open.
As a conservation and education charity, education is at the heart of what we do and we can’t wait to welcome you and your school groups back. There will have been changes since your last visit, so please read our site rules and FAQs when planning your visit.
Yes you can. We are now able to take bookings for any term time dates going forward, although with restrictions in place there are a limited number of tickets per day
We will review our ticket availability when further information is released by the Government.
We are currently able to accommodate up to 85 people in school groups per timeslot, as long as that number of tickets is available.
This will be reviewed as the Government road map allows for the lifting of COVID restrictions.
In order to ensure the safety of our school visitors and staff we have paused our programme of education sessions. We will update schools as soon as this changes, via our schools enewsletter, and we will also update this page.We are currently working on some brand new resources to enhance your visit. These will be themed around how we care for our animals.
Due to changes brought about by the COVID pandemic, we are not currently able to issue invoices. Payment must be made in full, by payment card, at the time of booking.
Our tickets are non-refundable and we are unable to issue refunds if some members of the school group do not attend. Annual Pass Holders of Wild Place Project or Dual Members of Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project are entitled to free admission to Wild Place. If there are members of the school group who are Annual Pass holders of Wild Place Project or Dual Members of Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project you must mention this at the time of making the booking. Adjustments to the booking cannot be made retrospectively.
We offer one free adult ticket for every three children for Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1. We offer one free adult ticket for every seven children for Years 2 and above.
We understand that schools will have their own social bubbles, usually formed around school year groups. In order to ensure that everyone has the space to enjoy Wild Place safely, we ask that you split into groups of no more than eight when you are going round Wild Place.
We ask that you keep to these bubbles and social distance from other visitors during your visit.
One of our Engagement and Learning colleagues will meet you on arrival to answer any questions you have, tell you about anything special for that day, and make sure you have a great visit.In line with Government guidance, you MUST wear a face covering in all enclosed spaces (unless exempt by law). This includes animal houses, through-ways, and toilets as well as our shop.
Due to the Covid restrictions in place, we are currently unable to offer any indoor spaces for lunch.
There are several picnic areas around the site. Please note undercover seating is very limited.
Please see our map for more information.
Some areas, including some playground equipment, and some indoor spaces remain closed. These closures are in place because we are not able to open the areas safely at this time due to social distancing or because sanitisation is difficult or impossible because of the nature of the equipment or activity.
Please see our updates page for more information.
There are several toilets facilities, including accessible toilets across the site.
Please see our map for more information.
To help with social distancing across the site we ask that you stagger toilet breaks.
One free teacher per booking is entitled to make a pre-visit, subject to availability.
This must be booked in advance by calling 0117 428 5600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We may be able to provide you with information for your risk assessment prior to your visit. Please find our school visits risk assessment here or email email@example.com for more information.
Leap of Faith, the adventure ropes course at Wild Place Project, can open for large groups by prior arrangement. Please speak to the administrators during your booking to find out more information.