Chew Valley Animal Park

Chew Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol, Somerset, BS40 8SB

Tel: +44 (0)7711 893 964

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Chew Valley Animal Park

About

Venture up the hill and enjoy Chew Valley Animal Park; a fully licensed zoo with a fantastic range of both domestic, exotic, and endangered species, such as camels, ring-tailed lemurs, and porcupines and many more!

Discover over 8 acres of fresh-air and picturesque countryside destination, just south of Bristol! The friendly staff are on site to answer all your questions and ensure you have an enjoyable and interactive with the well-cared for animals.

There is something for everyone at the park:

• Explore the animal walkway, spotting the range of species at the park

• Pygmy goat, piglet, and chicken walk-in paddocks open every day • Enjoy handling sessions with some of the smaller furry animals during Animal Encounters, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, and mice

• Learn more with keeper talks, animal meet and greets, and animal training demonstrations

• Scratch a capybara, feed a meerkat, or train a fox by prebooking an unforgettable Animal Experience package

• Get involved with feeding the ponies, donkeys, and deer

• Discover the charismatic guinea pigs at Guinea Village

• Visit the up-cycled Park View Restaurant and Bar for light bites and made-to-order pizza, refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and freshly-ground coffee (vegan and gluten-free options available). The restaurant is perched in front of the camel enclosure, and you can also observe the whole animal park from there

• Also enjoy the Park View Restaurant on Thursday and Friday evenings for hearty home cooked favourites, pub classics, and delicious desserts

• There are even Sunday Roasts, with all food locally sourced and served with seasonal trimmings

• Discover and visit the range of events we host, from seasonal events, car shows, and live music

• Kids can go wild in the play park with a range of fun apparatus

• Book an engaging and insightful school or educational trip with a range of tailored workshops

• Surprise a friend or family member with an Adoption Package

• Browse the range of items in the gift shop

• Learn more about the conservation efforts and impacts that the animal team are involved in

• Sit and soak in the magnificent 360⁰ degree views of the Chew Valley and surrounding area from one of the many benches.

Opening hours

10am to 4pm (Tuesday to Sunday) in autumn and winter
10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday) in spring and summer

Open on Mondays on bank and school holidays

Closed Christmas Eve until New Years Day

Park View Restaurant open every day the animal park is open, and is also open until 10pm on Thursday and Friday.

 

Accessibility

Ramps up to indoor areas. Disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. Disabled parking spots. Most areas accessible to disabled visitors but some loose gravel areas and hilly areas. Free admission for dedicated assistants / carers.

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Opening Times

Open February-December 2024 (1 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* 10am to 4pm (Tuesday to Sunday) in autumn and winter
10am to 5pm (Tuesday to Sunday) in spring and summer

Open on Mondays on bank and school holidays. Closed Christmas Day until 25 February 2023.

Further Information

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Coach drop-off point
  • Groups Welcome
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking On Site

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      137
    • Very Good
      38
    • Average
      16
    • Poor
      7
    • Terrible
      9

    Recent Reviews:

    • Stack L
      Gone downhill massively.
      1 of 5 stars
      Monday, 1st April 2024
      This place gone downhill. Where are all the animals. They gotten rid of at least half of them. Their animals used to be kept in an okay condition.. now you go there and they all seem depressed... Read full review
    • V8182CAhannahp
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Greatest animal experiences ever!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 12th April 2024
      We went earlier this week for the capybara and fox experiences and it was absolutely incredible! The staff were so friendly and we got lots of time with each animal. I couldn’t recommend this place... Read full review
    • Sue C
      Tiverton, United Kingdom
      Where is the disabled loo?
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th April 2024
      The animal park is a special place that compared to similar parks is not too expensive. There were a wide variety of animals to see and learn about. Many of the animals have been rescued which is a... Read full review

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