Our Access to Nature scheme provides opportunities for members of our community who face barriers accessing nature.
The scheme offers funded education visits or a unique community membership.
Community membership is for community organisations and charities who meet our criteria. A membership gives you unlimited access to the zoo that can be used by any of your members and beneficiaries.
Community membership also includes 10% discount available for use in our shop, regular newsletter updates and invites to other Access to Nature events.
The cost of memberships are:
Adult - £63+ VAT
Child - £42+ VAT
Minimum spend of £200 applies.
As a community member you are still eligible to apply for funded education visits via the Access to Nature scheme.
Schools, community and charity groups are able to apply for funded educational visits through the Access to Nature scheme.
Zoo visits offer an amazing opportunity for all ages and abilities to learn about animals, conservation and the natural world.
Resources are available to support educational visits, or we can offer taught education sessions (subject to availability) that support the national curriculum, which can be adapted to suit the ages and abilities of your group.
Please review our criteria prior to completing an application.
Applicants must be within our catchment area – South Gloucestershire, City of Bristol, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and South Wales (Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport, and Cardiff).
Application for education sessions must be from primary schools with a pupil premium percentage of 30% and above or 8% and above for secondary schools.
Applicants must be from a less advantaged area and/or a charity or community organisation supporting individuals that face barriers to accessing Bristol Zoo Project, such as;
Those on low income
Adults and children with disabilities
The Global Majority
People experiencing mental health issues
People over 60 who may be at risk of isolation
We aim to respond to applications within 2 weeks of receiving it. If you have any questions prior to applying or need the application in an alternative format, contact us at [email protected]