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Wildwalk At-Bristol

 

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 07/03/2002. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

Wildwalk At-Bristol

Name Wildwalk At-Bristol

Address:
Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Telephone number:

Fax Number

E-mail address

  Information - 0845 345 1235
  Animal team - 0117 915 7116

  0117 915 7200

Information@at-bristol.org.uk

Opening Hours

Everyday except Christmas Day
10:00 - 18:00 (last admission 17:00)    
School groups admitted from 09:30

Facilities

General

  • on-site underground car park
  • education suite available to booked groups

Catering

  • open squares for picnicing
  • 2 cafes and 1 restaurant on site

Children

 

Disabled

 
  • wheelchair access
  • hearing loop

Feeding

  • Done mostly early morning.  No specific public shows but public
    can often catch things being fed if arrive early enough

Shows

  • Phone or check website for latest events programme. 
  • Meet the Keeper sessions can be booked for groups/birthdays/etc. 

Acres

Whole site is approx. 6 acres

Other Attractions

  • Explore (hands-on interactive science centre)
  • Imax theatre (giant screen cinema)
Additional Costs  
Restrictions
  • No dogs, except guide dogs
  • No smoking
  • No food or drink in the botanical house
Membership  Of the whole At-Bristol site.  Phone and ask for Ben Goodger orspeak to a member of staff on site.

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

1

20

Birds

5

65

Reptiles

2

5

Amphibians

4

12

Fish

80+

1300+

Invertebrates

29

80,150+ (Including large leaf cutter ant colony)

Totals

120+

81,550+ (Including large leaf cutter ant colony)

Annual number of visitors

Number of staff

Association memberships

Proprietor

Not known, but voted
UK Family Attraction
of the Year 2001

  • Front of House - 100
  • Animal/Plant   - 5
  • Office         - 40
 

Board of Directors, At-Bristol Ltd.       

 

  Your Day at Wildwalk
9.30 am Centre open to school groups
10.00 am Centre opens
5.00 pm Last Admission
6.00 pm Centre Closes

Rating

Reviewed by Mo (Marie Orchard),  Wildwalk Animal Keeper    07967 334 139 on 25th February 2002

The exhibition is called "Wildwalk .... a living rainforest in the heart of the city", and it forms one third of the "At-Bristol" complex in Bristol (a Millennium Commission project which was opened fully by Sir David Attenborough in July 2000).  On the same site is a science centre called "Explore .... an amazing world of hands-on discovery" and an Imax theatre ".... the biggest cinema screen in the West". Wildwalk itself focuses on the theme and importance of biodiversity, showcasing many of the smaller inhabitants of the earth which form 95% of all known animal species.  It was the brainchild of Chris Parsons, ex head of the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol, who had a dream to incorporate wildlife film footage with live animals in an educational display. Using a unique mix of multimedia technology, live animals and botanical gardens, Wildwalk can offer the visitor a new perspective on the incredible history and variety of life on earth. The exhibition is arranged linearly so that the visitor journeys from the origins of bacterial life in the oceans through each class of living animal towards a climactic exploration of whole ecosystems, including a living coral reef and a walk-through rainforest complete with free flying birds, butterflies and a leaf cutter ant colony. More than 120 different species of animal are used to illustrate the story, including temperate crustaceans and echinoderms, tropical fish, a wide array of insects and arachnids, poison arrow frogs, chameleons, birds and mice.

 

This page provides summary information only to allow a consistent approach for entries in this website directory and aid comparison. We cannot accept any responsibility for the information or services offered and advise you to check details with the animal collection concerned.  

 

 

Last Updated 07/03/2002

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