A few weeks ago we were invited on a little day out to The Wildplace project with the wonderful Trunki as part of their ongoing campaign to help raise money for a brand new giraffe house. There we were met by the team and introduced to their newest member of the Trunki family, Gerry the Giraffe. We were there to learn a little more about the conservation work that the zoo is involved in and why they've teamed up with Trunki to help raise the money for the giraffe house. With every sale of Gerry the Giraffe, £5 is donated to the zoo to help raise money for the conservation work for giraffes in the wild.
We've not actually been to Wildplace before, since it being a fairly new addition to Bristol and we were all pretty excited to get out of the city and explore. We set off to find the animals and hear some great talks by the keepers on the different animals they have there and the work they are doing with them and the site. We loved seeing the Meerkats being fed, meeting the red river hogs with their beautiful face markings and funny ears and seeing the brand new baby lemurs (born the night before!). After lunch we had a bit more of an explore around discovering the woodland where the wolves reside and watching them stalk around through the lookout point. Theo loved looking for the cheetahs and playing in the little African outpost building.
We had such a great day, and Theo's not stopped talking about his visit since. I think another visit is definitely in store in the warmer weather so we can spend a little more time in the playgrounds and try out the barefoot trail.
If you would like to win your child a trunki of your/their choice PLUS a family day pass to The Wild Place project in Bristol, then you can enter at the end of this post! Good luck!