Puxton Park

Cowslip Lane, Hewish, Banwell, Weston-super-Mare BS24 6AH

Puxton Park provided 2050 m2 land to the College for the new £1.4m Animal Management Education Centre. This new centre  utilises low carbon techniques and create an inclusive education facility for delivery of the practical elements of the animal management curriculum.

The Centre comprises of three classrooms, storage, changing and shower space, toilets, office and a student breakout area.

From the Centre you can walk straight into the animal barn! See it for yourself, watch the student or tutor tour. 

Learners get the chance to work with an exciting range of animals thanks to our partnership with Puxton Park, one of the region’s top visitor attractions.

Classroom lectures come to life as you carry out practical sessions at the park, enabling you to develop industry specific skills working with the park’s specialist facilities and animals.

Puxton’s range of domestic, farm and exotic animals include tortoises, parrots, reindeer, owls, marmoset monkeys, meerkats, donkeys, goats, ponies, rare pigs, alpacas, cattle, emus and stick insects.

The partnership will also allow learners to gain broader customer service skills, by engaging with tourists, families and school parties - all helping you prepare for the world of work.


Puxton Park Animal Management Centre Map

Approx 1/2 mile from Junction 21 M5 Follow the A370 signposted towards Congresbury/Bristol Bus Stop at the entrance.

There is a student car park behind the education centre.

Turn into Cowslip Lane (Puxton’s entrance from the A370), just before a green sign post to the main visitors car park entrance, you should take the left hand lane (sign posted deliveries) and follow the lane slowly (25 mph limit). You will see the Education Centre on the right but you should carry on driving for a few yards until you see 10 numbered parking spaces on the right, which is our car park. There is a footpath back to the campus.

Students can either make their own way by car (see parking above), by bus on the X1, X2, 349 or 672 (please note it is a 20-minute walk down the drive to the Education Centre). There is a free bus to and from the Knightstone Campus at the beginning and end of the day. There is also a bike shelter outside of the Education Centre.

Cycle racks are also available on site for you to safely secure your bike.


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