Avon Valley Country Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAvon Valley Country Park
Fallow Deer in the park
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|Location||Keynsham, Somerset, England|
|Area||50 acres (20 ha)|
The park which is next to the River Avon provides country walks, a boating lake, play areas for children, a small petting zoo and a miniature railway.
The site was common grazing land in the fifteenth century and later became a farm. In 1976 it was purchased as a pick your own fruit farm and subsequently developed into the country park.
Within the park is the "Strawberry Line", a 0.75-mile (1.21 km) length of 5 in (127 mm) gauge railway. It is Britain's only commercial ground-level 5 in (127 mm) railway. It opened in 1999 and now has one steam and 10 mock diesel engines which are battery operated.
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