New chapter for Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park at Keynsham

 

Avon Valley director Jack Jenkins, left, park owner John Douglas, centre, and Cllr Bryan Organ (Keynsham East, Con) with some young visitors

Avon Valley director Jack Jenkins, left, park owner John Douglas, centre, and Cllr Bryan Organ (Keynsham East, Con) with some young visitors

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park has reopened for the new season showcasing its new entrance, shop and refurbished cafes.


The park at Pixash Lane, which is celebrating its 25th birthday, also unveiled its plans for a water ecology park and ottery.


A pre-planning application has been submitted to B&NES Council and the park is waiting to hear whether the scheme will be met favourably. The plans have been drawn up by Bristol architects White Design.


Performing the opening ceremony at the adventure and wildlife park yesterday was Keynsham councillor Bryan Organ, who park owner John Douglas said had been a great supporter of the park over the years.


Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park attracts some 80,000 visitors a year. The grounds span 50 acres and are home to a wide range of farm animals and rare exotic species, a big outdoor adventure play area and undercover play area for wet days, and a 1¼-mile junior assault course. Other attractions include a miniature railway, quad bikes and trampolines.

Avon Valley new entrance and shopThe playbarn is open daily all year round with a late opening on Fridays and the whole park opens in April.


With the recent closure of HorseWorld at Whitchurch, Avon Valley is offering people who were members there a one-time discount. If they show their 2013/14 HorseWorld Trust season ticket they will get a 10% discount on an Avon Valley season pass.