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Riverview Park and Zoo, Peterborough

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Take the whole family out for a stroll through Riverview Park and Zoo. The zoo features over 48 species in a large park area packed with activities for kids and adults alike. Walking trails lead the way through the exhibits, and afterwards the kids can enjoy the splash pads while you try your hand at some frisbee golf. A miniature train ride offers a fun alternative to walking around the park, and the vibrant gardens are perfect for an outdoor picnic. Take a look at our Peterborough trip builder app to schedule your visit to Riverview Park and Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Riverview Park and Zoo reviews

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  • Cool zoo experience right in town and fun for the kids! This zoo is a must visit for families with kids. Lots of sights and activities and very accessible too. 
    Cool zoo experience right in town and fun for the kids! This zoo is a must visit for families with kids. Lots of sights and activities and very accessible too.  more »
  • This is a family favourite - especially for our small granddaughters. The perfect size zoo for the under-6 year old set. Even a cute little train which is always a highlight (along with the monkeys... 
    This is a family favourite - especially for our small granddaughters. The perfect size zoo for the under-6 year old set. Even a cute little train which is always a highlight (along with the monkeys...  more »
  • We live in the area, we brought our kids here regularly to walk the park, see the animals and for the kids to play. Awesome open atmosphere, friendly for people with wheel chairs, and lots of kids... 
    We live in the area, we brought our kids here regularly to walk the park, see the animals and for the kids to play. Awesome open atmosphere, friendly for people with wheel chairs, and lots of kids...  more »
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  • I'm so excited that the zoo is open again after being closed all throughout COVID. The zoo is free and for the most part the paths and observation areas are accessible! I always love seeing the animals (camels of course) and the kids always love the multiple different playgrounds. Check out the scenic picnic sites by the water. Some Churches even host free meals there throughout the summer! There's no better place in the city to enjoy a sunny day walk.
  • Visiting Peterborough for a quick visit. We have 2 boys, 8 and 11 and they loved this place. We visited on good Friday and showed up around 2pm, some parking available. The zoo is free, and well maintained and a interesting variety of animals. Playground is a good size too.
  • Fun little zoo for a free admission! Will usually take our friends and their kids here for a short walk around when they are up for a visit at the cottage. We try and catch the otter feeding which is fun to watch.
  • I love this place so much. Great spaces for walking, beautiful animals who are clearly really well cared for and if you catch the right time and day you get to learn some really cool stuff about them during feedings. And it's free! You can't beat it
  • First visit since the pandemic started. The distance restrictions definitely impact the experience, additional fences have been installed to enforce distance restrictions for at risk animals and feeding stations have been removed. It would have been nice if they had adjusted for better interaction for animals not at risk. The park as always was a hit.

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