Celebrating 10 years of flights!

It’s been ten years this week since our chairlift flew back into action, reintroducing a whole new generation of fliers to the popular attraction. Following a Heritage Lottery grant back in 2012, we were able to re-open the passenger-carrying aerial after an absence of ten years and during the past decade it’s taken thousands more […]

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 […]

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 […]