Meet some festive friends, learn all about the incredible resident reindeer herd and explore the twinkly decorated Christmas Tree corner with musical surprises to delight all ages. You can also discover more about Christmas traditions whilst also catching up with a free Over 70s offer for guests and a Festive Fridays lunch deal available.
Inspired by Age UK’s story of Terrence and the statistics showing 330,000 older people in the UK don’t look forward to Christmas due to loneliness, Noah’s Ark encourages guests to reach out to elderly relatives and neighbours with a special Over 70s go free offer throughout 1 – 19 December.
The attraction are proud to give back to the community with help towards reaching out to those most lonely in the society. The zoo gives the perfect opportunity for a boost in wellbeing, with acres of outdoor space where guests can learn about animals and catch up on lost time.
Meet the incredible reindeer herd during the event with passionate Farm Keepers hosting daily dedicated reindeer talks and feeding where Keepers will help explain what’s so special about this wonderful species. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the large hoofed animals that are native to northern Europe and Asia and are adapted to cold environments.
Get into the Christmas spirit with a walk around the Christmas tree corner where guests can create festive tunes and get involved in joyous photo opportunities with family and friends.
New for 2021, guests can also feast on a delicious Christmas festive lunch. You’ll be able to catch up with loved ones and friends on Festive Fridays where you’ll receive free entry to the zoo when purchasing a festive lunch.
Festive Lunch can be booked up to 3 days before the event. This must be booked online and for 12pm or 2pm each Friday in December. If there are any dietary requirements, please let us know when booking.
The attraction is also stocking locally grown Christmas trees, logs, festive treats, and hampers at the on-site Farm Shop and providing festive treats for visitors in our Farm Barn.
Guests are invited to join the zoo for their festive event season and to round up a wonderful year of the Top Trumps trail. On entry they’ll receive the free limited edition Reindeer card topping off a hoof themed day of reindeer talks and feeding.
Top Trumps packs are a perfect gift for animal lovers and great stocking fillers. If you have missed out on the special limited-edition cards during the year, they are available in the Collector’s Edition.
The zoo is also home to miniature donkeys and even a highland calf called Bonnie who has recently been finding her feet plus two zebra foals who are a little bit bigger now. There are also elephants, lions, bears, giraffe, zebras, rhinos & gibbons. As well as the longest hedge maze in Europe, visitors can enjoy huge accessible indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds.
10:30am – 4:00pm
Over 70s go free and guests can purchase a Festive Friday ticket for £18 for adults over 12 and £12 for children under 12. Festive Friday tickets must be prebooked up to 3 days in advance, limited availability and provide free entry to the zoo.
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