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Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Bristol

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Published October 17th 2021
Great place for a family day out near Bristol
If you're heading to the Westcountry, it's well worth taking a detour off the M5 to visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

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Meerkats at Noah's Ark Zoo


With over 100 species spread around 100 acres, you should aim to spend at least half a day exploring. Some of the first animals I encountered were the white rhinos, called Rumba and Rumbull. I was impressed at how close I could get, with Rumbull posing for the camera only a couple of metres from me.

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Rumbull the rhino


I like how they've put up these signs telling you how to recognise the individual animals and even a bit about their personalities:



Just next to the rhino enclosure is the flying field, where displays take place every day at 1230.

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Flying display at Noah's Ark Zoo


It's worth walking around the main part of the zoo at least twice, as you'll see a lot more that way. The elephants were quite distant the first time round, but we eventually had a great view at feeding time:

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Shaka the elephant enjoying his carrots


Other big animals include lions, bears, giraffes and camels.



There's a good café near the entrance, and there are plenty of children's play areas dotted around the site.

They also have a very good reptile house and several bird enclosures. Unfortunately, I had to rush around this part of the zoo, as I spent too long looking at the rhinos and camels.

It may not be as famous as nearby Bristol Zoo, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to see, and will definitely be going back.

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Why? See more than 100 species of animal
When: Open 7 days a week
Phone: 01275 852606
Where: Near Bristol
Cost: See website for ticket prices
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