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, sand play area 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 Kitchen Garden produces fresh fruit, veg and herbs for our Kitchen and to be bought for a donation in our Kitchen Garden Hut.


Welcome to Old Down’s very own cuddly corner!

Get up close to some of our animals, we have Chickens, Guinea Pigs, Mice, Rabbits, Lizards and much more.

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.

Animal encounters run every day at 11am and 2pm.

Please note these times are subject to change, please check with a member of staff in the shop or café, or check our social media 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!

Our Adventure Park got a sustainable upgrade in Winter 2022, with brand new zip wire, sand kitchen, sensory equipment, large climbing area, wigs and slides and much more to enjoy. Our jumping pillow is one of our favourite pieces of equipment at the park, we know you all love it too.


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

Including miniature donkeys, regular donkeys, pygmy goats, alpacas, 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

Our Walled Garden is home to so many plants and areas to explore. We have soft fruit growing, our kitchen garden is where we grow produce used in the kitchens, we also have a hut for you to take what fruit or veg we have on offer in return of a donation in our donation box.

This is the perfect place to let toddlers explore

Packed with Little Tykes cars, small slides and see-saws. Relax on the lawn whilst watching the little ones play in the sand pit or let them burn some energy jumping on our trampoline or swinging on our swings.

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.

Kitchen Garden

Our Kitchen Garden is home to freshly grown produce

Take a look at our Kitchen Garden where we grow fresh fruit, veg ad herbs used in our kitchens. Our Kitchen Garden Hut is full of fresh fruit or veg for you to take in return for a donation which then goes back towards buying seeds and items needed to keep the kitchen garden flourishing.

The Honey Bees

Or why not sit and watch our busy honey bees hard at work making honey!

Our Maze

Our impressive maze provides a fun outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy, our maze is often themed for different seasonal events throughout the year. Upon arrival ask one of our staff members to check the maze is open and grab a map when we have a trail running.


The perfect spot

There are plenty of picnic sport around our part to take in the breath taking views whilst you eat your lunnch.

The View

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



Adult – £15.00

Child (age 2-15) – £10.50

Child (under 2) – FREE

Concession (over 60, childminder)  – £10.00

Carers – FREE (with valid ID)

Family (2 Adults + 2 children) – £45.00

Late Entry – £5.00 (All entry after 3pm – only available to purchase upon entry at our ticket office.)


10am – 5pm Every Day

Please note our opening times change in line with British Summer Time. March-Oct 10am-5pm Nov-Feb 10am-4pm


Sunday 23rd July 2023 Party in the Country Park ticketed event entry only. General day admission and membership will not be available

Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
New Years Day – Closed


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Old Down Estate
Foxholes Lane
BS32 4PG

Telephone: 03447 769380