Christmas Fun at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol
Today on the blog we’re sharing with you some of our family photos from a recent visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm just outside of Bristol. They have loads of fun festive activities running between now, and up to Christmas. Think lots of twinkling lights, a festive trail around the site and a visit to see St Nicholas! There are a number of different activities on every Saturday too so take a read here to find out more!
Feed the Camels
The Zoo Farm opens at half ten and we were pretty much there on the dot. We grabbed our map, picked up some animal feed and headed off in the direction of camels and elephants. And at half ten, the camels were hungry! Look at them all waiting for us to feed them.
If you’re a regular reader, then you’ll know that we love feeding animals. Pick up a few bags of food at the gift shop and pop it down the tubes. The camels loved it.
Christmas History and Mystery
Be sure to follow your map around the site to learn all about Christmas food, lights and festive traditions. The History and Mystery Christmas tour takes you around the zoo and finishes with a visit to see the traditional Santa – St Nicholas.
When we visited St Nicholas, B refused to go in! That wasn’t a huge surprise as b hasn’t been a Santa fan since, well, forever! You can read more about my Santa woes here.
As you follow your map around the park, you’ll come across numbered signs. Have a little read to find the clues to answer the Christmas themed quiz.
If you’re feeling chilly, pop into the food barn to warm up with a hot chocolate! It’s worth noting there are lots of snack kiosks dotted around the park too, and loads of places to have a picnic.
Visit the African Elephants
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm boasts lots of animals. From elephants and rhinos to tigers, lions and giraffes, there’s lots to see. Each exhibit tells you a bit about where the animals came from, their age and gender.
We fell in love with the elephants and the talk at 1pm is definitely worth listening to. The images I took inside weren’t great so I’ll share with you one of my favourite outside shots.
The Elephant Eden was built in 2014 and is the largest enclosure in the UK. It’s home to two males, Janu and M’changa.
Meet the Big Cats
Noah’s Ark is also home to two tigers and two lions. I love how big cats remind me so much of our little cats! Typically sleeping.
This shot of B isn’t the best but he spent a while peeking in at this sleepy tiger.
Noah’s Ark is also home to two bears, Sonco and Tupa. Their enclosure was only built in 2016, so they are pretty new to the park. They have a spacious enclosure, complete with waterfall.
I love the giant tortoise. We used to have a regular sized tortoise when I was a kid and there is something about them that I really love.
Visit the Reptiles
Noah’s Ark have a fab reptile house and it was great to see this very handsome chameleon!
And this crocodile caught his lunch while we were watching!
A visit to an animal attraction wouldn’t be complete without the obligatory soft play and outdoor playgrounds. We popped in the soft play for a little bit and then headed outside. It was cold but b had fun. There are places to play all over the park. This elephant caused much amusement for b.
He enjoyed whoosing out of it’s bum!
We had a lovely day at Noah’s Ark and if you’re in the Bristol area, I’d def recommend a visit. There is enough to do to keep you entertained through the day, with lots of animals to see and talks to enjoy.
Disclaimer: We were given complimentary entry to the park for the purpose of this review.