New £500k ‘discovery barn’ for Puxton Park

Owner Alistair Mead, with operations manager Phil Payne and park manager Lucinda Gilbert.

Owner Alistair Mead, with operations manager Phil Payne and park manager Lucinda Gilbert. - Credit: Archant

An adventure park on the outskirts of Weston-super-Mare has announced the start of a new £500,000 project.

Puxton Park, in Hewish, has committed the cash for an Animal Adventures Discovery Barn, as it expands to meet rising customer numbers.

The park, which boasted a record number of visitors last year, continues to grow, with work beginning on the barn last week.

The development, taking up 30,000 sq ft, has been designed in the style of a 300-seater amphitheatre, with an animal ‘pamper parlour’ where animals will be housed and a heated education room for visitors.

Puxton Park will also be hosting ‘up close and personal’ animal experiences, giving visitors a chance to interact with the animals and enjoy learning about them by holding and feeding them.


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Park owner and managing director Alistair Mead said: “We have been planning this building for many years. With the terrible weather the country keeps getting we need more undercover areas so that our customers can experience a great day out all year round.

“With our building commencing last week, we are all very excited for the opportunities that are about to be showcased, establishing Puxton Park as a leading all-year attraction for all the family.”

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