Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Bristol
Clevedon Road, Wraxall, Bristol, Brsitol, South West, BS48 1PG
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Set in one hundred acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm offers everything you need for an unforgettable school trip. We have over 100 different animal species, from farm animals to Big Zoo animals such as bears, elephants, lions and rhinos. Educational field trips are a great way to learn, and a day out at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm can provide fantastic learning opportunities for all ages and abilities.
Our 'Learning Outside the Classroom' accredited Education Programme offers an extensive variety of teaching sessions and learning resources to help you communicate the National Curriculum in a fun, exciting environment. We offer a comprehensive range of workshops, all delivered with a hands-on focus which offer the opportunity to meet exciting live animals up close! Animal artefacts such as skulls, teeth and skins are often used to support learning. As well as our standard curriculum-based topics, we can also create bespoke workshops on a topic of your choice.
We offer education sessions to any group, from early years to degree level, including groups with special educational needs. There is a maximum class size of 30. Education sessions are available weekdays throughout the year. Please note, these sessions must be booked in advance.
Our keepers are animal experts – make sure you catch a fascinating daily talk or feed. The amazing animal talks feature our animals demonstrating their remarkable skills and adaptations. Talks and feeds are all free of charge. Come along and learn about our mob of meerkats from our experienced animal keepers, find out more about our elephants and watch in awe as they show off their target training skills or watch our birds of prey circle the sky and fly from post to post in the ‘Birds of Prey Display’ – there is something for everyone!
We have plenty of indoor and outdoor areas for students to have their lunch and there is a room onsite where lunch bags can be stored throughout the duration of the visit. If students still have energy to burn, we have plenty of indoor and outdoor play areas for all ages to enjoy.
We have a teacher resources page on our website to help you plan your trip. This includes guidance notes, a general risk assessment, workshop details and national curriculum links. If you are interested in an educational visit to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, you can arrange a free teacher pre-visit where you can look around the site and see all the facilities on offer.
If you can’t make it to the zoo, then let us bring the zoo to you! Our Education Team can provide outreach visits at a venue of your choice, delivering workshops, assemblies and fun animal meet and greet sessions for all ages. Another option is making use of our virtual workshops. Our standard online session is fun, interactive and involves videos of our amazing zoo animals and real-life animals on screen.