Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping

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  • Riverside site within the grounds of an adventure and wildlife park
  • Within a 25-minute drive of Bristol and Bath; Cheddar Gorge 45 minutes
  • Dog-friendly; experience the park out of hours; watersports rental
The name tells you two key things about Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping – namely, that it sits right on the banks of the River Avon, and that it is within the grounds of the eponymous park. This translates into 24-hour access to the wildlife park for the ultimate out-of-hours experience. Now, how’s that for a welcome to the West Country? This dog-friendly site is packed with adventure. You can catch a sunrise with the alpacas or watch the sun go down over the Dinosaur Valley, with its huge collection of animatronic dinosaurs. There are also plenty of outdoor play areas in the adventure park. There are paddleboards and kayaks for hire (and lessons available, if you’ve never had a go before), or you’re welcome to bring your own. Afterwards, rinse off in the site’s hot showers. You may very well be quite hungry after taking advantage of the riverside location. If you’re planning to be chef for the break, there are firepits for hire; if you don’t fancy cooking, the burger kitchen will take care of the chopping and sizzling for you. The On The Deck bar is open every evening and runs a happy hour. With roaming animals and inclusive entry to the adventure and wildlife park (from your arrival date to your departure date), this is a very family-friendly getaway. A final bonus point: there are excellent access roads, with Bristol, Bath and the Monarch’s Way within a 25-minute drive.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 8
Tent pitches 32
Rent a tent 17
Open now
Opens 12 July
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests must bring their own duvets, pillows, sheets and towels when staying in rental accommodation. You will not be allowed to stay if you do not bring these items.
  • If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
  • Please note that the toilet facilities are unisex.
  • Please note that the shower facilities are unisex.
  • If reception is closed on arrival: please contact the number provided on your booking confirmation.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 12 Jul to

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Use of the adventure park after hours. Large pitches. Close to Bath and Bristol.…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Use of the adventure park after hours. Large pitches. Close to Bath and Bristol.

Disliked: Shower shacks were very basic and cleanliness was difficult to maintain due to nature of the shack. No sinks in toilets. All sinks outdoors. Cars not kept by tent during stay.

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Great place to visit, really recommend going

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Georgina R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The best part of the day was the foam party near the end - everyone there looked like they were having the best time! Also the 24 hour access is such a great bonus! I just want to say what an amazing experience I had regarding the helpfulness of the staff during my stay. Unfortunately I had trouble with my campervan breaking down and I couldn’t fault any of the staff at all, everyone from reception to the warden were all so super helpful and lovely and really helped me when I needed it. We had a great stay (albeit stressful dealing with breaking down) but the staff really helped make a stressful situation a lot better. Unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy our second day due to the RAC and sorting out our problems but the day we did spend at Avon valley was really great and we loved everything from the pig racing to the foam party and candy cannon - we love doing day trips and this was so different to anywhere we had been before we were super impressed! Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day it’s really appreciated.

Disliked: I would to of liked to see more food options

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Good site and facilities, would stay again for the park access.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The access to the park was fantastic. We really enjoyed the soft play, sandpit and amusements. The staff were all very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: Not being able to leave our car next to the tent was a bit annoying.

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Excellent little campsite with lots to do for young children

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Paul S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Lots to do and see for young children. Access to the adventure farm is included in the camping price.

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We really enjoyed our stay here. There was a lot for our…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Sarah I. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)

Liked: We really enjoyed our stay here. There was a lot for our son to do, and he really enjoyed the extra time with the animals before and after the park had shut. The bar had good value food and it is nice to sit there and watch your children run about. The staff are really helpful and help out when you need them to.

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lovely family holiday, staff helpful, toilets clean and showers hot.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: The fun to be had in the park The animals Out of hours access

Disliked: Small pitches quite close together and not a lot of shady spots

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Fantastic access to the park including out of park hours Facilities clean…

Overall 8/10
Location No rating
Value for money No rating
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service No rating
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness No rating
Wifi No rating
Laura O. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Fantastic access to the park including out of park hours Facilities clean and warm showers

Disliked: Next to the rail line- noise from trains late into evening and very early morning Toilets ran out of toilet paper and hand towel out of warden hours

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Very quiet, good sized pitch, shower and toilet were clean. Shower was…

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Ben H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very quiet, good sized pitch, shower and toilet were clean. Shower was rustic but was hot. Overall very pleasant stay.

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Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 4
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Sam L. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch (large)

Liked: Situated on the grounds of the park so activities in the park easily accessible. Cost of camping included entry for all 4 of us for every day of our visit. Able to access the park "after closing" for day visitors which my son loved as he felt like a VIP. Very large pitch with electric hook up. Cars are not allowed to be parked on the pitch, parking provided in car park that is very close. Site was not full when we arrived so loads of space for the kids to play - this would not be the case if all the pitches were full.

Disliked: Only 3 out of the 5 toilets were open and the locks on all that were open didnt work very well (hard to lock/didnt lock). Bins in the toilets were not emptied daily despite the toilets being cleaned and with little ventiliation meant they were a bit smelly. Showers are basic but there was hot water. No lighting at the dish / hand washing station or any lighting around the site (take a torch).

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Very good camp site/park great for kids. Staff very friendly and helpful.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
scott J. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch

Liked: Very good camp site/park great for kids. Staff very friendly and helpful. Clean camp site loved the rustic style toilets and showers. The park had so much going on for the kids they loved it and it was great that it was open late for campers

Disliked: Need to sort the locks on some of the toilet but the staff did say some was waiting repair

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycling nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping

Pixash Lane

Keynsham

Bath

Somerset

England

BS31 1TP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.41495°N
-2.47437°W

Nearest transport

Coach
5.6 mi Bus Station
6 mi Bristol Bus Stn
6.4 mi Queen's Road
Rail
0.9 mi Keynsham Rail Station
4.7 mi Oldfield Park Rail Station
4.9 mi Lawrence Hill Rail Station
Ferry
5.3 mi Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing
5.4 mi Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing
5.7 mi Castle Park Ferry Landing
Airport
10.4 mi Bristol International Airport

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

From ancient Roman baths to elegant Georgian architecture, the city of Bath (20 minutes’ drive) is well worth a visit. Check out the collections at the Victoria Art Gallery and the Holburne Museum (keep an eye on their calendar for interactive workshops), or follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen, who lived here for five years in the early 1800s. Explore the legacy of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in Bristol (25 minutes), where the famed Victorian engineer built the vertiginous Clifton Suspension Bridge and the passenger liner SS Great Britain. Bristol is also known for its street art, which includes Banksy’s take on The Girl with the Pearl Earring. In the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cheddar Gorge (45 minutes) is a limestone gorge with guided tours of subterranean caves. There are more limestone caverns at Wookey Hole (45 minutes), which have a millennia-long history ranging from Neanderthals to Celt tribes and the Romans.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Clevedon Beach 16.9 mi Estuary N/A Good Good Good
Weston-Super-Mare Sand Bay 21.5 mi Estuary N/A N/A Good Good
Weston Main 22.5 mi Estuary Poor N/A Poor N/A
Weston-Super-Mare Uphill Slipway 23.1 mi Estuary Poor Poor N/A Poor
Brean 24.1 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Number One Royal Crescent 5 mi

Assembly Rooms 5.2 mi

The Jane Austen Centre 5.2 mi

Fashion Museum 5.2 mi

Roman Baths 5.4 mi

National Trust

Bath Assembly Rooms 5.2 mi

Dyrham Park 6.2 mi

Prior Park Landscape Garden 6.7 mi

Westbury College Gatehouse 8.3 mi

Blaise Hamlet 9.5 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

Keynsham - The Dramway – Willsbridge – Keynsham 0.8 mi

KELSTON PARK 2.4 mi

BRISLINGTON HOUSE 2.6 mi

WARMLEY HOUSE 2.7 mi

NEWTON PARK 3.1 mi

Local events

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (Thursday 8 August 2024 – Thursday 8 August 2024)

    Bristol, Greater Bristol 8.6 mi

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Somerset?

  • Does Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping? From ancient Roman baths to elegant Georgian architecture, the city of Bath (20 minutes’ drive) is well worth a visit. Check out the collections at the Victoria Art Gallery and the Holburne … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

    If you'd like to arrive and enjoy some time in the park ahead of checking in to the campsite, please report to the main admissions area at the park.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park Camping? From £60 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.