Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1PG

Tel: +44 (0)1275 852606

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Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is temporarily closed. Please check directly on their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates.

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.  They are now open 7 days a week, with a short closure over the Christmas period and will be open in between Christmas and New Year.

During lockdown, the team developed a Noah’s Ark Farm Shop located at the top of the 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 visitors, staff and animals, they have made some changes to assist with social distancing, which are listed in full on their website. They 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
  • Indoor play facilities are not currently open
  • Additional covered outdoor areas

Please refer to their website here for full details – Covid-19

Countdown to Christmas

Wrap up warm and join in with the 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 the festive social media advent calendar to nominate others to win some fantastic prizes!

Interactive Keeper Talks

During this time, the team are able to offer a reduced timetable of activities.  This includes the outdoor Birds of Prey Display, African Lions Keeper Talk and Elephant Keeper Talk.

Play Areas

The 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

They are unable to open our Welly Splash at this time.  

The indoor play areas remain closed until further notice.  

Food and Catering

The 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 their new menu online and for food allergens.

If you would like to pack a picnic, that’s fine but they 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. They are currently selling a very limited number of experiences for delivery in 2021.

Accessibility

They 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. They 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 the friendly team.

They 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

They are currently unable to offer tractor rides or birthday parties at this time.

They would like to thank all supporters of the Zoo at this time and ask all guests to take care to follow the additional signage, observe social distancing and the wearing of face coverings at the Shop, Take-away café and new Farm Shop.

Christmas Closure

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.

Prices

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

 

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Book Tickets

Video

  • Noah's Ark Zoo Farm TV Advert 2017

Special Offers

  • Bird of Prey Experiences

    The offer: Special Introductory price of £65 for Hawk, Falcon and Owl Experience for One.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm website.

    Offer link: Things to do

  • Free entry for essential carers

    The offer: Free entry for essential carers every day. ID required: Blue badge, DLA letter, PIP letter, carers card, Bristol Pink card.

    How to book: For further details, terms and conditions and to book visit the Noah's Ark Zoo Farm website.

    Offer link: Offers for carers

Opening Times

Open (9 Jan 2021 - 17 Dec 2021)
DayTimes

* Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is now open 7 days a week (10.30am - 5.00pm) with short closure for Christmas at 4pm on 23 December and reopening 2 January 2021.  Please see website for more details.

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2013
  • Bristol Tourism & Hospitality AwardSustainable Tourism Winner 2013 Sustainable Tourism Winner 2013 2014
  • Regional and MiscellaneousLearning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge 2015
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020
  • AA AwardsAA COVID Confident Scheme AA COVID Confident Scheme 2020

Further Information

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Please contact Noah's Ark to discuss your requirements
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Please contact Noah's Ark to discuss your requirements
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - All day normally but at least three - four hours.
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Max group size - Unlimited
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free - Essential carer for disabled visitors gain free entry
  • Booking essential - For groups, school and birthday parties
  • Min group size - 10 people
  • Special group rates - Please contact Noah's Ark to discuss your requirements
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - Please contact before hand to arrange visit

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Various size rates

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    728
  • Very Good
    375
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    52
  • Terrible
    29

Recent Reviews:

  • garry43
    bristol
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Awful weather, but such a great place, the G/children had a lovely afternoon.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 29th October 2020
    Great variety of animals and things to do. Despite wind and rain showers, g/children had a great day Read full review
  • VikkiB279
    St Austell, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing day out, better than most zoos!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 30th October 2020
    The day before we visited noahs ark we went to paignton zoo and 100% this was a better day out! The animals were amazing they have all the big ones you hope to see at the zoo and you can actually... Read full review
  • MO71289
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Quiet trip and shy animals
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th November 2020
    Our son loved seeing the elephants but lots of animals not around. Giraffes and rhinos and zebras couldn’t be seen which were big attractions. Giraffe enclosure was gravel and concrete which was... Read full review

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Road Directions

Northbound: M5 J20, take the B3133 towards Clevedon, onto B3130 signed Tickenham. Continue on B3130 for 5 miles. Bear left onto B3128 up Tickenham Hill, continuing along Clevedon Road. Noah’s Ark entrance is signposted on the left. Southbound: M5 J19, take second exit (A369) towards Bristol, then first right through Portbury Village. After 2 miles turn right on B3128. Noah’s Ark is down the road on the right. From Airport and Bus: A38, Barrow Gurney B3130 to B3128. Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

Bus Service- 361 (hourly), Bristol to Clevedon, stops at Noah’s Ark entrance. Free Car and Coach Parking. For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

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