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Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, Brantford

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 170 reviews on the web
Home to a collection of both native and exotic animals, Brantford Twin Valley Zoo provides a wonderful setting for a family outing. The relatively small zoo, which covers 10 ha (25 ac), offers something both exciting and educational for children and adults alike. Marvel at the big cats, feed the friendly goats in the zoo’s petting area, or follow a footpath through the well-maintained woodland areas. The onsite gift shop only stocks small snacks, so pack a picnic to refuel in the designated picnic area. Put Brantford Twin Valley Zoo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Brantford trip builder.
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  • Great family experience - can get through it all in 3-4 hours. Good value for the money - you won't be disappointed. 
  • Been here a few times with the family. Nice little zoo for family with small children. Really don't need more than a couple hours there but it's fun and worthwhile. The animal show is short and ok but...  read more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised with this zoo. The variety of animals is great and the zoo isn't too big that you can see everything in a couple hours, making it perfect for families with young children....  read more »
  • A decent enough zoo. However their is no cafe on site which becomes a bit difficult if u r going with kids. Their is a Tim Hortons at 10 mins drive and a McDonald's at about 15m drive. Zoo staff allows u to get food From outside. My kids love the goat petting ares.
  • My family gets season passes to Brantford Twin Valley Zoo every year. We have been dozens of times and enjoy it every time we go. It can be a full day with a picnic in the parking lot or at one of their many picnic areas inside the zoo grounds. With a season pass, we also just go for an hour or so if we're nearby. A few important things to note: 1. The main washroom building next to the animal show area is the only washroom in the zoo, so if you have little ones, make sure they go before you trek off to the back corners of the zoo. 2. You can buy small treats/snacks in the front entrance building, but there are no restaurants or cafeterias. We prefer it this way because buying food at most places like zoos is exceedingly expensive and usually not very good. Just plan ahead with a picnic packed. 3. We usually buy a couple of bags of the goat food and bear/wolf food. Be careful feeding the goats because they'll pull the bag right out of your hand! It's great fun feeding them and they are certainly not shy. The bears and wolves will usually come over and grab the food you toss in their enclosure but of course they're animals so there's no guarantee. It's a good way to get them close for a good look. We have found the wolves more likely to come over than the bears but we've had success with both depending on the day. 4. The animal shows are worth sitting for. They have great info about the animals and you can touch many of the animals they bring out. They usually try to have different animals in the shows throughout a day, so going to more than one show is worth the time too. There are a couple of reviews talking about the condition of the animals and habitats. We have had conversations with zoo staff and the owner several times about this and they are well aware of improvements that are needed. This zoo is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on new enclosures and habitats, but of course it takes time. Saying that the animals are not cared for is an extremely unfair statement. If you have concerns, speak to the staff. Get some information instead of posting negative reviews, and you'll realize that this is an excellent family run zoo that cares for the animals and has their best interest at heart.
  • Great little zoo! Can see the whole thing without a huge time investment. Worth the trip.
  • Took my son here for the first time today and he had a blast! So much space for visitors and the animals. They look really comfortable and happy
  • I had no idea there was such a great zoo so close to Brantford. Very nice for young kids.
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