On Saturday we visited Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Nr Bristol, with the kids. It was a beautiful sunny day, we packed a picnic and made a day of it. Just a warning, it does not open on a Sunday, the animals and staff have a much-needed rest from the public. It was very easy to find, with the signs directing us off the M5 motorway at junction 20. When we arrived the car park was full and I was expecting the zoo to be so busy, but it wasn’t. It’s so spread out over the 100 acres park, that it’s quite peaceful to walk around and enjoy the animals.
The first things that meets you, is the huge outdoor play area, which is 1 of 15 play areas in the whole zoo. It got a massive thumbs up from the kids. There are play areas suitable for all ages, mine are aged 5, 8 and 10 and they all had a fantastic time. Their favourites were the bee maze and the rainbow slide.
Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm is home to Europe’s largest Elephant sanctuary, AKA Elephant Eden. They have 20 aces of grazing as well as a well equipped large Elephant house. It was fascinating watching how they train the elephants, and manage to move them about without actually setting foot in their home. Do not miss the daily talk in Elephant Eden at 1.30pm, we found it better viewing from the lower floor to watch the training.Continue Reading