The Wild Valentine's Gift Guide

If you’re looking for a unique gift to surprise and delight your loved one this Valentine’s Day, then look no further!

Bristol Zoological Society, the conservation and education charity that owns and runs both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, has a wide range of presents that will make your Valentine feel very special.

From amazing animal experiences to luxurious overnight stays, we’ve got something to make this Valentine’s one they’ll never forget! Treat your loved one with a gift that keeps on giving.  

Magical memberships

Swap date night for a full day with your loved one by treating them to an annual membership. Choose from a range of membership options including a joint adult membership, so you can both enjoy unlimited visits to Bristol Zoo Gardens, Wild Place Project, or even better, both!

Membership prices start at just £33 and include special treats for members, such as 10% off at The Hide restaurant and invitations to exclusive members-only events.

Sensational stays

Whether you want to grab your gals for the ultimate ‘Galentine's’ getaway or make it a family affair, a stay at The Lodge or Camp Baboon offers an amazing overnight wildlife experience for all!

Nestled within the Zoo grounds, a former keepers’ house has been transformed into a luxurious, wildlife-themed accommodation – offering up to six guests an experience like no other. The Lodge invites guests to get together and enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef, exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and animal experiences after the Zoo gates close. Did we mention you also get to eat breakfast with our family of western lowland gorillas?

Prices start at £750 based on six people. For more information, visit: thelodgebristolzoo.co.uk

Looking for something a little wilder? Then a stay at Camp Baboon – Wild Place Project’s luxury glamping site – could be the answer. There are 10 bespoke cabins located inside the 40-acre attraction that can sleep up to four per cabin. Stays at Camp Baboon offer exclusive animal tours and encounters, special bush craft activities, breakfast and dinner prepared by an on-site chef and free entry to Wild Place Project and Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Bookings can be made now. Camp Baboon re-opens in April 2020. Prices start at £348, based on four people. For more information, visit: campbaboon.co.uk

Awesome adoptions

Some of Bristol Zoo’s and Wild Place’s most famous animal residents are available to adopt - the perfect gift for animal lovers!  

From Afia, the energetic gorilla, and Poppy, the playful penguin, to our sleuth of European brown bears at Wild Place Project. Adopting an animal for your loved one is not only a romantic gesture but you will also be helping to support our conservation work across the globe.

Adoptions can be made online or over the phone and last for 12 months from the chosen start date. Find out more about animal adoptions at Bristol Zoo Gardens here, or at Wild Place Project here.

VIP meet-and-greets

Bristol Zoological Society offers amazing animal experiences across both Bristol Zoo Gardens and Wild Place Project, all offering the chance to get up close and personal with many exotic residents and most are available for two people! Would your loved one like to meet the lemurs, meerkats, or fruit bats? Or perhaps they’d fancy getting to new heights feeding the three giraffe at Wild Place Project, go behind-the-scenes of the Zoo’s Gorilla House, or meet the colony of African penguins. For a truly unique Valentine’s treat which you can both enjoy, look no further than our exclusive animal experiences!

Most experiences are available for up to two people. Make someone’s day by booking an experience like no other.

Sponsor a plank at Bear Wood

Sponsoring a plank on our treetop walkway at Bear Wood is the purr-fect Valentine’s sentiment.

Plaques can include up to three lines of personalised message (maximum 24 characters per line, including spaces) and will be in situ for 25 years – meaning it can be enjoyed for Valentine’s Days to come.  

What’s more, when your recipient visits their plaque (you could do a surprise reveal!), they will be able to look down on the European brown bears, wolverines, lynxes and European grey wolves.

Plaques are £75 – that’s just £3 for each year it’s in situ! Email corporate@bzsociety.org.uk to purchase and personalise yours.

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