This is an award-winning zoo ideally situated for those in the Bristol area. And if you’re some distance from Bristol, then in our view it’s well worth a drive for anyone who wants to delight to a brilliant, enthralling day out enjoying a superb animal experience.
Here you can get up close and personal with lions and tigers, elephants, giraffes and rhinos, Or for those who prefer their animals a little smaller, how about the ever-popular meerkats, gibbons or lemurs. And if that’s not enough, there’s even the chance to work with reptiles, fly an owl or tickle a tapir.
The animals may not come in two by two, but Noah’s Ark offers five different zookeeper experiences depending on which animals are your personal favourites, with a special Junior Zookeeper experience that children aged from six to ten can enjoy.
Here’s a list of all the animal experience days at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm
- Elephant Experiences
- Big Cat Experiences
- Big Zoo Animals
- Scales and Feathers
- Primates and Mammals
- Junior Experiences
These popular and original Zookeeper experiences have quite deservedly won awards, and twice been a finalist in Tourism Experience of he Year in the Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards.
What we like about this venue is that you’ll be on your own for the duration of your experience with a qualified keeper, rather than being on a shared experience with a bunch of people. This means that you get to ask all the questions you want to, and really make the most of your day.
Adult experiences last a couple of hours, junior ones about an hour, after which you get to spend the rest of your day checking out the other animals in the zoo.
Our Experiencey top tip
Some of the experiences are limited to over 18s only, so you need to check on that if looking after the big cats or elephants for a day is all you’ve ever dreamed of. And the others, apart from the Junior Zookeeper, have a minimum age of 10
And finally, remember that the Junior Zookeeper is VERY popular and normally booked up months in advance for Saturdays and school holidays, so get in quick!