This Christmas experience is held at Avon Valley Adventure & Wildlife Park.
Just off the A4 in between Bristol and Bath.
Please see our Contact Us page for an easy direct map link for directions.
If travelling by car:
Follow brown signs on the A4. Free Car parking on site.
If travelling by train:
Nearest train station is Keynsham, with a short taxi journey away.
If travelling by bus:
Request the stop for ‘Pixash Lane’ on any route travelling the A4 between Bristol and Bath.
X39 runs multiple times an hour.
From the main road, take the turning into Pixash Lane, walk over the humpback railway bridge where you will then see the park entrance.
Our cleaning routines are now enhanced, and you’ll see our team frequently cleaning and disinfecting around the Park, with extra focus on high traffic areas and touch points. This includes:
Thorough cleaning of other guest contact areas, including doors, bins and highchairs, between each use.
There are two main reasons to be aware of:
In order to stop the spread of Coronavirus, the only suitable treatment for germs is to wash your hands with soap and warm running water, for at least twenty seconds, followed by drying.
Guests are then welcome to use hand sanitiser after washing, or between washes.
We kindly ask guests to ensure all paper towels used for drying are disposed of directly into the bins provided, in order to help control the spread of Covid-19 and to assist our staff.
Adults must ensure the children in their care are cleaning their hands thoroughly, and disposing of paper towels only into the bins provided.
As it is now summer, all of our animals can be viewed outside in their enclosures, however, Animal Activities and Demonstrations, and petting and feeding, will also be suspended for now in accordance with Government guidelines.
Simply get in touch with us as soon as possible, and we will look to help you out. Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations. We cannot guarantee that we can change the date of your visit, however we will make all reasonable efforts to do so as long as you contact us more than 48 hours before your scheduled visit date.
If you are an Annual Pass Holder and have made a booking that you can no longer attend, you must inform Avon Valley as soon as possible before your visit. Failure to attend will result in the £5 holding fee being charged. Unfortunately, we can not issue a refund within 12hrs of your arrival time as this gives no time to release you booking for another member.
Yes you can use voucher when booking a ticket. If you have a open ticket please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue you a ticket for the day visit. As we must now carefully control the number of guests that can visit each day in order to allow for safe social distancing, we will be unable to accept any Complimentary Tickets on the door. Please make sure you contact us before your visit to arrange a day entry ticket.
Now, the only way to visit is to pre-book your admission tickets online.
This will allow us to control capacity and manage the total number of guests visiting on any given day.
This in turn will ensure that social distancing requirements can be maintained, and will also allow guests to make a completely contactless visit to Avon Valley.
Guests may book an arrival time of their choice, and stay at the Park as long as they wish. The arrival time sessions last for 15 minutes each, and you can arrive at any time during that session. For example, if you have booked the 11:00am session, you are welcome to arrive at any time between 10:00am and 10:15am, and then remain at the Park until close at 3:00pm.
It is essential that Guests arrive only during their 15 minute booked time session. If you arrive early, we kindly ask that you wait in your car until your arrival time session starts. We reserve the right to refuse entry to late arrivals. Please note that if all other sessions are fully-booked, you may be asked to return on another day.
All animals naturally carry a range of micro-organisms, some of which cause no illness in the animal but can be transmitted to humans. Diseases passed from animals to humans are known as zoonoses. Some zoonotic diseases may cause ill health; in some cases the diseases may be severe or life threatening. Equally, some are more amenable than others to treatment, and some may leave lasting ill health. A range of zoonotic diseases can be acquired from animal contact at visitor attractions including:
How do people become infected?
People can become infected with micro-organisms through consuming contaminated food or drink, through direct contact with contaminated animals, by contact with an environment contaminated with animal faeces or by being bitten. Very low numbers of micro-organisms can cause human infection.
How safe is a visit to an attraction?
Given an estimated 10 million people visit such attractions each year, we consider the risk of infection to be low. We advise washing your hands after contact with our animals and when leaving the animal contact area. We have handwash stations available at numerous points in the animal contact area.
We accept card payments at our till systems but some side activities may only take cash. We do have a cash point on site which charges £1.50 per transaction.
You are more than welcome to visit Avon Valley Park if you are pregnant. You are welcome to visit the animals, but we recommend not touching them. It is down to your discretion whether you choose to take a ride on our tractor ride, train ride and take part on our play equipment.
Our car park is free to park for general day admissions. There may be a charge for parking at events. Please check your event tickets if this is the case.
We can very occasionally take animals in depending on species. Please can you let us know your name, contact number, animal breed, gender (and whether it is castrated or not), age of the animal and reason why you can longer care for it.
Disabled / Less Able visitors pay the day rate suitable to who they are, but they are entitled to a registered carer to enter with them free of charge. Registered carers must show proof of ID from their local council’s carers centre or a Carer’s Allowance letter.
Pet dogs will only be allowed for campers on site this summer. These pets must be kept on a lead and away from all play equipment.
We do allow assistance dogs for day visitors.
Note: Assistance dogs are vaccinated against all known diseases to allow them to enter all areas.
Due to implementation of social distancing measures, increased hand cleanliness and increased cleaning protocols, guests and employees are not normally required to wear personal protective equipment, when enjoying the main Park outside.
Under new revised Government Guidelines, you must wear a face covering in indoor areas at Avon Valley. This will include the Animal Barn and Gift Shop.
Guests will be required to put on their mask before entering, and must not remove it until they have exited the indoor area. Government guidelines do outline certain legitimate reasons as to when guests do not need to wear a face covering, which includes young children under the age of 11 and not being able to put on, wear or remove a face covering due to a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability. Please see the Government website for more exceptions.
If guests are only exiting through, and not shopping or browsing in our gift shop, a face covering will not be required. An alternative outdoor exit route from the Farm is also available upon request.
Guest should bring their own face coverings with them to the Farm.
It is not compulsory for staff to wear face coverings, as other mitigations are in place; protective perspex is installed at the till points, and employees will not be in close proximity with people they do not normally meet. However, if these social distancing precautions cannot be upheld, the use of a face covering by employees will be strongly supported by Avon Valley.
During cleaning work or when a safe working distance cannot be guaranteed, for example in the event of an emergency, employees will wear extra personal protective equipment. However, should guests and staff feel more comfortable by choosing to wear facial coverings throughout the park, this again will be strongly supported by Avon Valley.
Ensure to bring with you any personal protection you may require to feel safe and confident during your visit to Avon Valley.
For example any Hand Sanitiser, Anti-bacterial wipes, and facial coverings, that you may require.
Avon Valley has implemented many new measures to assist our guests to feel confident in carrying out social distancing while visiting.
The changes include: