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.
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 is preferred at our food kiosks and shop
• Our indoor play facilities are not currently open
• We have additional covered outdoor areas
• Indoor animal enclosures are currently closed
Interactive Keeper Talks
Following government guidance, we are not able to hold our regular keeper talks and displays. These will recommence as soon as possible.
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, snacks and ice creams.
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 government guidance, we are unable to deliver any Keeper Experiences or Animal Encounters. We are currently not selling any new animal experiences.
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.
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 in enclosed public areas.
All tickets, including those for free essential carers and under 2s 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. To purchase tickets, click Buy Now
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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