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Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, Brantford

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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 way to spend a sunny day trip with family. Loved the petting zoo. Kids did enjoyed a lot. A little variety of animals but they are very well taken care of.  more »
  • Kids Love it. It is for children the best entertainment and educational to. Toronto Zoo is too far and too much walk for younger children  more »
  • Our kids love to visit the Twin Valley Zoo. They have animal interaction experiences and a wide variety of animals. Always a fun time!  more »
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  • nice day with the kids! close to hamilton, had alot more animals than we had expected. reasonable admission prices, and not crazy busy like some places in the GTA would have been. Great day at a family friendly smaller zoo, but almost all the animals you'll find elsewhere. any of you tree huggers on here suggesting the animals are unhappy are clueless idiots. go watch the nature channel and watch animals in nature with zero meds or healthcare, and life expectancies half of what they are in zoos get eaten alive, which in your moronic thinking the animal would prefer because at least they are "in nature" and having the joys of experiencing the food chain first hand. Better yet, take your dogs and cats and drop them off in the bruce trail so they can experience the joys of being undomesticated. LOL. the animals i saw were happy and relaxed and playing all day long. not too much of that going on in the real world
  • On the small side, but that's nice when you don't want to be completely exhausted by the end of your trip
  • This is a great zoo, lots of interesting animals and a good amount of walking. Always fun to go here, unless you accidentally show up no "school trip" day and there are 2000 there with you. It is still fun and they have wide trails, it just is a bit tougher to get up to the displays to see things up close. And the washrooms are a "lot" busier. But it is a great place and the staff are super friendly. The reptile show they do at set times through-out the day is also fun for the kids to see and touch some neat animals.
  • This is a good zoo for kids as there are lots of animals and easy to walk around. Was not overly busy on Sept 25th which was nice. Reasonable priced admission and friendly staff. The lion enclosure seemed a little small but perhaps there is more space somewhere else
  • 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.