Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is the home of the big zoo animals including African Elephants, White Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Giant Anteater and Spectacled Bears. You’ll be amazed at the variety of nature you’ll see with over 100 species of animals, set in 100 acres of Somerset countryside. We are now open 7 days a week, with a short closure over the Christmas period and we will be open in between Christmas and New Year.
During lockdown, we developed a Noah’s Ark Farm Shop located at the top of our car park selling a wonderful range of local produce including cheese, chutney’s, jams, local meat gifts and seasonal products such as Christmas trees, gift hampers and wreaths.
To protect our visitors, staff and animals, we have made some changes to assist with social distancing, which are listed in full on our website. We are working within the guidelines of the Rule of Six and are limiting sales to groups of no more than 6.
• Timed entry tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit
• Limited visitors’ numbers on site to assist with social distancing
• Additional toilets and handwashing stations
• Card payment only at food kiosks and shop
• All indoor areas including animal houses are currently closed
• Our indoor play facilities are not currently open
• We have additional covered outdoor areas
Please refer to our website here for full details – Covid-19
Countdown to Christmas
Wrap up warm and join in with our Countdown for Christmas Advent Calendar Trail around the zoo for a chance to win a family Reindeer adoption worth £90*. Find the 25 Christmas designs around the zoo to learn a festive fact and find ideas of some exciting Christmas Acts from singing Christmas Songs to reminiscing about Christmas Journeys. The trail contains lots of Christmas activity ideas to do at home or at the zoo focussing on promoting the wellbeing of those visiting the zoo and those at home.
For those of you who can’t visit the zoo this year, follow our festive social media advent calendar to nominate others to win some fantastic prizes!
Interactive Keeper Talks
During this time, we are able to offer a reduced timetable of activities. This includes our outdoor Birds of Prey Display, African Lions Keeper Talk and our Elephant Keeper Talk.
Our outdoor play areas are open to the public. Social distancing measures have been put in place together with additional cleaning and hand sanitizing stations. This includes:
• Wallaby Hill play zone
• Zip Wire
• Termite Mound play zone
• Elephant Slide
• Ark for All inclusive Play
• Outdoor trampolines
• Sand Pit
We are unable to open our Welly Splash at this time.
Our indoor play areas remain closed until further notice.
Food and Catering
Our award-winning café will still be serving scrumptious treats through a reduced menu and take-away only service. In addition to the Food Barn, there are kiosks around the site that are open at weekends and peak periods for hot drinks and snacks.
Please see our new menu online and for food allergens.
If you would like to pack a picnic, that’s fine but we ask you to bring this into the zoo when you enter to avoid re-entering the zoo. Picnic tables will be available throughout the site.
Keeper Experiences & Encounters
Following the current restrictions, all keeper experiences and encounters have been suspended until further notice. We are currently selling a very limited number of experiences for delivery in 2021.
We have embarked on a long-term accessibility program, ‘Ark For All’. The first completed phase was opened by Andy Lewis, MBE, Paralympian. These facilities include a Changing Places toilet, complete with hoist and changing bed (access with a Radar Key), accessible play equipment including a wheelchair accessible roundabout, basket swings and child-friendly accessible animal signs. We offer complimentary hire of wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be hired for a small cost. Please read our Access Guide on our website or call our friendly team.
We are currently offering a disabled priority access to the zoo to avoid having to join the queue. This is located by the Ticket Office and is signed. A member of staff will be able to assist you at this time.
Tractor rides and Birthday Parties
We are currently unable to offer tractor rides or birthday parties at this time.
We would like to thank all our supporters of the Zoo at this time and ask all our guests to take care to follow the additional signage, observe social distancing and the wearing of face coverings at our Shop, Take-away café and new Farm Shop.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is now open 7 days a week with short closure for Christmas at 4pm on 23 December reopening for the 28-31 December. We will be closed on New Year’s Day, resuming operation on the 2 January 7 days a week. Please see website for more details.
All tickets, including those for free essential carers and under 2’s must be purchased online prior to your arrival to aid with restricting the number of visitors on site. Prices are seasonal, please check the website ticket prices.
Noah’s Ark is a 20 minute drive from Weston-super-Mare, 6 miles from the centre of Bristol and a short trip from South Wales. We are only minutes from the M5 motorway, Junction 20, with signs which lead you all the way to the zoo. Sat nav users can also use our postcode, BS48 1PG, to find us. Bus
From Weston-super-Mare, the X7 from Marine Parade takes you straight to the Zoo Farm, journey time approximately 50 minutes. From Bristol Coach Station The X6 and X8 First bus runs regularly from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Clevedon and stops directly outside the Noah's Ark gate.
|February - November Opening (1 Feb 2021 - 30 Nov 2021)|
|Monday - Saturday||10:30||- 17:00*|
* Closed from the 24th December 2017, reopens 6th January 2018.
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