Heritage Lottery Fund

Five years of flight!

We’re marking the fifth anniversary of our re-launched chairlift today! Following a £117,000 Heritage Lottery grant, we re-opened the passenger-carrying aerial ropeway on August 24, 2012 after being out of use for more than a decade and it’s remained as popular as ever. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “The chairlift first opened in May 1958 Continue reading Five years of flight!

Explore the ravine

Visitors can explore the restored Bear Ravine as we’ve opened up public access. The ravine on the lower section of the zoo was brought back to its former 1930’s glory as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project. Initially listed as under threat by Historic England back in 2009, following restoration work, the building watchdog Continue reading Explore the ravine