The team at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park share their exciting plans for the most wonderful time of the year…

We love Christmas at Avon Valley and ‘sleigh it’ when it comes to magical and immersive events.

The park is open for full days of festive fun from November through to January, to give you and your family a cool yule to remember. But wait…there’s myrrh! 

Team at Avon Valley smile whilst wearing a santa hat

Festive outdoor ice skating

We have 500 square meters of glittering real ice waiting for you this festive season. Open from 27 November until the 2 January, our sparkling venue with an atmospheric backdrop is suitable for the youngest beginner through to seasoned skaters looking to show off their skills.

With skate sessions between 11am and 9pm you can glide by day and spin into the night with our DJ and special lighting effects. Après-skate at our bar and enjoy a festive feast or seasonal treats while you soak up the atmosphere. 

Our skate area is free to access, you only pay to go on the ice. Spectators can soak up the atmosphere and can visit our resident reindeer.

If you’re looking for thrills off the ice, we have a funfair you can visit with dodgems, a big wheel and smaller children rides.

We have SEND sessions and the rink is wheelchair accessible.

Group hold hands as they ice skate

Illuminate your ‘Christmas Nights’

Capture mesmerising moments to remember this Christmas. Follow and interact with our light trail around the park as we use our lake and trees to create a spectacular backdrop. We have collaborated with an award-winning event lighting specialist to illuminate your Christmas at Avon Valley.

Our Enchanted Village is open for fun festive photo opportunities along with the Post Room for anyone wishing to post a letter to Santa or use the Avon Valley SMS (Santa Messaging Service). 

The Polar Express Miniature Steam Train is ready to ride you through the Snowy Forest. The one place you can guarantee ‘snow’ this Christmas, get your camera ready for some snowy shots in one of our blizzards! 

Our specialist independent caterers have a festive feast for you and a superb selection of seasonal drinks waiting at the bar. The funfair will be open with dodgems, a big wheel and smaller children rides.

Girl wear Christmas hat

Enjoy a festive family fun with ‘Christmas Days’

Visit the Enchanted Village, designed for photo opportunities galore as the children explore a magical land. The Post Room will be open for you to post your letter to Santa and you can use the Avon Valley SMS (Santa Messaging Service) to send any last-minute requests. 

Our resident reindeer – Donner, Blitzen and Vixen – are getting ready for their big flight. Come and wish them well (and make sure they know your postcode)!

You can make your own environmentally friendly reindeer food to take home in our undercover animal barn. You’ll also find our Live Nativity Scene in there for a quick rendition of Little Donkey with some of our park residents.

Hand feeding a reindeer

Watch out as The Grinch will be here to cause mischief on the Tractor & Trailer ride, while our Dinosaurs will be putting on a show to ensure you have a fun-filled dino-mite day out.

The Mini Jeeps, Bounce and Chair-O-Plane ride will be open, weather permitting.

Our Christmas Shop will also be open for last-minute gift buying, personalised items and festive decorations. 

Tickets for each event are sold separately. Make a full day of it or with so much to fit in, plan a couple of trips to make the most of the festive season.

We have loads of free car parking on-site and are well-connected to both Bristol and Bath via the X39 bus route, which drops you a 10-minute walk away from the park.

This content was kindly sponsored by Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park.

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