Sunday 10 April 2022

Family Easter Trails at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project!

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Easter is just around the corner and with the kids now home from school and the shops stocked full to the brim with delicious Easter goodies our minds have definitely turned to how I can keep the kids entertained for the next two weeks! Living near Bristol we are pretty lucky with lots of family friendly events and activities often taking place locally, but one that stood out for us this Easter were the Easter trails at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project! 

For Easter 2022 (which will actually be the last Easter for Bristol Zoo Gardens), both family friendly venues are calling upon "egg-splorers" everywhere to take part in their two "egg-citing" Easter trails. 

Between 9 and 24 April, giant eggs will be hidden around both visitor attractions for families to discover. There will be stickers for all taking part and the chance to win a top prize including an annual pass to Wild Place Project, a goodie bag, and an opportunity to hand feed penguins at Bristol Zoo Gardens. 

Visitors will also be asked to share their egg-cellent selfies on social media from both sites so don't forget to give your best cheesy grins or maybe try and capture a selfie with your favourite animal and post them on social media. 

Aside from the Easter activities which will be happening for two weeks over Easter, there is also plenty to see at both venues for the whole family. 

Bristol Zoo

At Bristol Zoo Gardens will also be able to spot 300 incredible animal species from gorillas and lemurs, to red pandas and penguins, within its 12 acres of award-winning gardens. There will also be free daily talks and feeds to enjoy and not forgetting the beautiful grounds that you can walk around or take in whilst enjoying a picnic or bite to eat in one of the designated areas. 

Wild Place

And at Wild Place Project the trail will include part of the site’s 50 acres of woodlands, wildflowers, gardens and meadows. Visitors will be able to see animals from around the world including bears, giraffes, zebras and cheetahs. Don't forget to stop off at the various play areas too if you have young children or if you are really feeling brave, tackle to high ropes and leap of faith (tickets for this sold separately). 

Scott Raven, Public Programmes Coordinator at Bristol Zoological Society, said: “We’re really ‘egg-cited’ to be putting on these trails and to see people taking part.

“It’s the last Easter for Bristol Zoo Gardens so we’ve put on these two cracking Easter family trails to provide lasting memories for those who visit the zoo, and help families discover Wild Place Project.”

There’s plenty of space for children to stretch their legs at both attractions, with play areas, high ropes course, and an outdoor Splash area at Bristol Zoo. There are 10 play areas at Wild Place Project, including the Fun Fort, ‘Congo Bongo’, Barefoot Trail, and the giant Bird’s Nest.

Both trails are expected to be popular, and people are advised to book their tickets online, in advance.

To book tickets for the Eggcellent Easter Family Trails at Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project, or both, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk and www.wildplace.org.uk


** Bristol Zoo Gardens will officially close its gates to the public for the last time on Saturday September 3, 2022. Its sister site Wild Place Project, located just off J17 of the M5 Motorway, will remain open until it becomes the new Bristol Zoo in 2024.

Bristol Zoo Gardens was recently recognised for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to Tourism’ by Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2021/2022. 

Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project are run by Bristol Zoological Society, a conservation and education charity which relies on the generous support of the public not only to fund its important work at both zoos, but also its vital conservation projects in the UK and across the world. 


To find out more about the exciting future of Bristol Zoological Society, visit future.bristolzoo.org.uk/**

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