Old Down Country Park has so much to offer for all the family, come and experience it all in our open air setting full of nature. Situated on the outskirts of Bristol, we are set in the stunning countryside with 66 acres of open space featuring beautiful gardens, woodlands, play areas and an animal park.

Open Seven days a week we offer something for everyone from our animal encounter sessions held daily at 11am and 2pm where you can meet the animals and their keepers, to Afternoon Tea or Sunday Lunch on our rustic barn, or why not enjoy a stay in our luxury glamping tents.

We have an onsite Café currently offering a takeaway service of delicious deli options including sandwiches, salads, pasties and homemade cakes, as well as hot and cold beverages. Our farm shop is full of locally sourced products from independent businesses, along with seasonal produce grown on the estate by our talented gardeners. We cater for a range of dietary requirements, please ask a member of staff for more information and what is available on the day.

Get up close to some of our animals, including guinea pigs, rabbits and piglets! Read more.

Equipped with jumping pillow, zip wire and more. Read more.

We have a huge range of animals we’d love for you all to meet! Read more.

Take a step inside the Victorian walled garden and see the endless reams of gorgeous flowers, fruits and vegetables which are used in our café. Read more.

Beautiful landscaped gardens, age old woodland, wild flower meadows and sit with a picnic from our Kitchens and enjoy views of the River Severn and Wales. Read more.

Our Orchard is full of plum, apple and pear trees!


Welcome to Old Down’s very own cuddly corner!

Get up close to some of our animals, including pigs, guinea pigs, rabbits and piglets!

Please only touch the animals when a member of the Animal Team is around to help.

Don’t miss our farmyard cuddles!

Our Animal Team are in pets corner every day. They know a great deal about animals so if you have any questions, then they’re the ones to ask! They will also be feeding the animals and walking them around the park on a daily basis so keep an eye out for them.

11am – 11.30am Animal Interactions
2pm – 2.30pm Animal Interactions

Please note these times are subject to change, please check the board in the shop or ask a member of staff in the shop or cafe for details.

Get up and personal with your favourite fluffy pets!

Head to Pet’s Corner for either 11 am or 2 pm to join in with our animal encounters with our trained animal keepers.


Let the kids run wild on the adventure play field!

A huge adventure playground equipped with monkey bars, slides, swings, climbing equipment, cargo nets, play houses, a zip wire and our famous, giant JUMPING PILLOW!


We have a huge range of animals we’d love for you all to meet!

Including miniature donkeys, regular donkeys, pygmy goats, alpacas, Llamas, Shetland ponies, pigs, chickens, turkeys and much more!

They are all very friendly and will be more than happy for you to give them a tickle. (Please do not feed our animals anything other than animal food purchasable in the cafe as they will get very bad bellies!)

If you can remember all of the animals’ names, they will come and see you when you call!


Take a step inside

See the endless reams of gorgeous flowers, fruits and vegetables which are used in our café and farm shop.

This is the perfect place to let toddlers explore

Packed with Little Tykes cars, small slides and see-saws. Relax on the lawn in one of our deck chairs whilst watching the little ones play in the sand pit or let them burn some energy jumping on our bouncy castle and trampolines.

You might even spot Kevin – who’s Kevin?

Kevin is our free range peacock, you might be lucky enough to spot him as you wander round the park.

Can’t find him? Well, peacocks have the most distinctive call and, if you shout him, then we’re sure he’ll come running!


Explore 66 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens

Come see our old woodland and wild flower meadows or sit with a picnic from our Kitchen Garden cafe and overlook the panoramic views of the River Severn and Wales.

The Woods

On your way around the trail walk, why not take a tour through the woods, kicking through the colourful autumn leaves, with your checklist of what’s what, which can be found in our farm shop.


Our orchard is full of pear, apple and plum trees!

All of the fruits are used in our freshly-baked café goods or sold in our farm and gift shop.

The Honey Bees

Or why not sit and watch our busy honey bees hard at work making honey (also sold in our farm shop)?

Giant Chess Board

Fancy a game of giant chess?


The perfect spot

Once you get past the towering trees surrounding the adventure park, the view is incredible – undoubtedly the best picnic spot in the south west!


Relax at a picnic table with your fresh lunch from the café whilst taking in the panoramic views across the River Severn to Wales and beyond.

The View

You can see for miles: across the sparse fields to the River Severn, both bridges and the Black Mountains.



Child (2-15 years) – £8
Adult – £11.50
Concessions – 8

Family (2 Adults + 2 children) – £35

Carers accompanying a guest with a disability – Free (with valid ID)


 Open from 10 am – 4 pm, 7 days a week.

Farmshop & Cafe open until 4 pm

You do not need to pay park entry to use our cafe (please note this can change during peak visiting times)


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Old Down Estate
Foxholes Lane
BS32 4PG

Telephone: 03447 769380
Email: Weddings and Corporate
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