Reykjavik Family park and Zoo

Reykjavik Family park and Zoo

Reykjavik Family park and Zoo
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Rich H
Harrogate, UK15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Terrible. Like a small UK petting zoo - hardly befitting of what is advertised at all. Three seals upon entry and unfortunately that is as good as it gets. Only two rides open but no remuneration or compensation for this. This is to be avoided, Reykjavik has so many wonderful attractions that you can simply just avoid this and go somewhere else.
Written 4 April 2024
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Katie A
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK201 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Probably the worst zoo I've been to if you can call it that! We came here after swimming on Monday 1st April. We found just 2 of the rides open and saw 3 seals, 3 cows, 2 pigs and a few baby goats and their mummies. Avoid unless you want to be disappointed
Written 1 April 2024
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Azra E
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Unfortunately I could just put 1 star; this zoo is scandalous, the way of how they keep the animals is not normal, most of the animals have not place to live and their are stressed because of that.
Written 14 February 2024
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CocoVieja
Cambridge, MA50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Small and not many animals but we enjoyed it. Small aquarium section also. Definately go if you didn't have another opportunity to see the beautiful Iceland horses, of which there are 3 at the zoo. The Botanical gardens next door would be nice in the summer but being winter, not much to see. Good gift shop and snacks/drinks. Good for smaller children I think. Nice family park and playground area. Short taxi ride from downtown hotels.
Written 24 January 2024
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Elly F
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
I knew this "zoo" was small, but I wasn't expecting to see lots of empty spaces where the animals were supposed to be. As soon as we walked in, we saw nothing, except some works on site. We kept walking and found the seals: so sad! Three of them crammed in the smallest pool I've ever seen! There were two pigs in a cage and everything else was empty. Two horses that looked depressed. The list goes on. Lots of goats and sheeps but they didn't look their best either. Clearly those poor animals are not taken care of, more than half the zoo was empty, we were done in less than an hour! Even though the entrance is cheap (more than £8), it's not worth it! We left sad and disappointed. If you have kids, there's an amusement park which is nice, but that's about it.
Written 8 June 2023
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Leigh
Bristol, UK33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Saddest 'zoo' I've ever been to. The seals were in an inhumanely tiny pool. All the farm animals were in tiny cramped indoor pens the whole day we were there, with nowhere to escape away from visitors. The saddest was the horses though. They were in a decent-sized outdoor pen but the substrate was gravel and there was not a sliver of food (not a single blade of grass to graze on!). I might be a little overly critical due to working in animal care in the UK, but this place was truly awful
Written 6 April 2023
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Joy I
Scotland, UK399 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I was staying close to the zoo and decided to pay a visit on a beautiful, cold, crisp morning. I knew the zoo was going to be small but I was disappointed with the size of most of the enclosures. Some animals were outside and even these spaces were small. The 3 horses were very lethargic which may have been the cold temperature. The indoor enclosures were really small for the size of some of the animals. Three large cattle, 2 huge pigs and sheep and goats were crammed into enclosures which, in my mind, were far too small for them - the cattle especially. Again, all the animals were extremely lethargic, not one of them was standing. They were all half asleep. I am hoping it was the cold weather which was to blame for this. Perhaps a visit in the warmer months would be better. Maybe I’ll visit again next time I’m in Reykjavik, just to check for changes.
Written 9 December 2022
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Rose B
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I've enjoyed everything I've done in Reykjavik so far except this. There were 3 seals living in a space the size of a backyard swimming pool. The goats were packed so closely together they could barely turn around. I left feeling deeply sad and honestly kind of surprised that it was allowed. There were also no staff around at all. The walls around the seal enclosure were really low and a group of small kids with their parents were throwing small stones at the seals. The enclosure was so small that they really couldn't get away (they weren't hurt by the rocks, more aggravated as they tried to avoid them). I looked everywhere for a staff member and eventually went to the front desk but the guy was tucked in the back on his computer and by then the family had moved on. Huge bummer all around.
Written 22 November 2022
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Hildegard03
Utrecht, The Netherlands82 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
We visited this zoo during a sunny day late September, not expecting much as it seems to be advertised as a children’s zoo. The reality however was still disappointing.

There was a big chunk of land being renovated, which made it look like a building site, the seals were cute but in a very small enclosure. We saw a hawk, some deers and sheep outside, and cows and pigs in cages inside. The reptile room looked unkept. All animals seemed okay but the vibe was just sad compared to bigger zoos in the Netherlands.

We hope that the €7 entry fee will go to improving the living conditions of the animals. The amusement park that others mentioned wasn’t there but maybe we missed it. Would not visit here again.
Written 30 September 2022
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USAtravel2
28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This place has 2 parts a zoo and an amusement park with rides

Zoo: very tiny and has seals, goats, horses, pigs… not very many animals at all. I’ve seen farms with more varieties of animals. So if you’re here for the zoo, I wouldn’t bother.

Amusement park: half of the rides were not functional so we were charged half the price for all you can ride admissions. But for the ones that were open (train, driving school, and carousel), it was great. Highlight of the trip was the “driving school.” So ymmv for your kid.

The playground here is amazing. They have zip lines, a giant pillow trampoline, and lots of playground structure.

If you have young children, I highly recommend stopping here because they will love the amusement and playground. If you don’t have kids, I wouldn’t come here at all.
Written 5 September 2022
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