Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, Wraxall
Categories: Farms, Tourist Spots
For a hands-on animal experience visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a zoo and entertainment center based around a working farm. This zoo, which actively promotes animal protection and conservation, shelters numerous farm and exotic animals, including llamas, alpacas, wallabies, camels, giraffes, white rhinos, and lemurs. The all-weather attraction includes 12 indoor play areas, a performance space with seating for 500, and an indoor maze. Purchase a bag of animal food at the zoo’s shop and hand-feed goats, camels, deer, sheep, and pigs. Drop by the show pens to encounter horses, ponies, cows, and reindeer. The zoo also offers a variety of "keeper for a day" experiences, designed to suit animal lovers of all ages. Plan your visit ahead of time and book your tickets online. See Noah's Ark Zoo Farm and all Wraxall has to offer by arranging your trip with our Wraxall vacation planner.
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We took our grandkids for a day out, having had the place recommended to us. I'm not really a fan of zoos, but this one is not really like a zoo at all. All the animals have acres of space, excellent ... read more »
Went with our 2 year old and 4 year old they loved it. All the animals are well looked after and there's so many different animals to see. Prices to get in are quite expensive but if you spend the who... read more »
It was a good set out place, mainly clean and the important bit was the animals looked fairly well treated and fed given being in enclosures. What ruined a good insightful day out was the children run... read more »
Superb day out. Excellent adventure playground, wide range of interesting animals (I disagree with other comments 7 them being bored the pens / cages seemed lovely and spacious!) and lots of interesting displays for adults as well as kids! Apparently the Elephant enclosure alone is 20 acres (over 1.5x Bristol total size! ) - so no lack of space! Well worth a visit. Very different from Bristol Zoo - I'd do them both!
Easter break 2016 was our second visit to this unique zoo/farm experience as me and my kids loved it the first time and were very pleased to visit again. Main thing we all loved is that unlike most other zoo's and safari parks we've visited "Noah's Ark provide an up close and interactive experience with all animals". They have a well kept timetable by which different animal enclosures have guided feeding tours. Visitors even get to feed the Meerkats and lambs themselves. Animal show in ark arena is a 30 minutes educational and fun up close experience with all farm animals and you even get to hold or touch some reptiles. Lots more good things like many outdoor and indoor play areas a monster maze etc. Tractor ride around entire park for a small charge. Reasonable entry price, worth every penny!!!! I could go on and on but All in All truly ONE OF A KIND EXPERIENCE.
First I will review the zoo, then i'll give my opinion on the religious aspect which clearly scares some people... The animals all seem happy and relaxed. The enclosures are generally well thought out and, perhaps with the exception of one or two birds' enclosures, the animals had plenty of space. There is loads for the children to do and ours thoroughly enjoyed the day. With regards to the religious aspect, the zoo has an opinion on creation and religion, which you can choose to read or ignore. I would not describe myself as religious, but have no problem with others believing what they wish, questioning theories they have been taught and generally staying switched on to what other people may think or different possibilities. This is all the zoo does. It does not push one view as other reviews have suggested, but it does give information on creationalism, as well as evolution, all of which is presented on displays you do not have to read...as it's in the indoor play area, the kids are unlikely to be interested in reading it unless you want them to anyway, and it is not all one sided or presented as fact. If you cannot stomach the fact that some people have different views, don't read it, and don't travel outside your own home either...but it really shouldn't scare you. I have every confidence the zoo founders and staff are not out to brainwash you! Personally, I found it interesting. When you're looking into the eyes of such amazing creatures, I can see why some people find it hard to believe that it has all been coincidental. I personally plan to keep an open mind and so I am not threatened, even if I read or hear something I don't entirely buy. I hope others find this helpful.
Disappointing considering we've heard such raving reviews. Definitely not worth the £50 for a family ticket...Folly Farm is similar price with more to do, and offer a free return. Toilets on map not actually built yet, all hot and cold food ran out by 3pm. Customer service, however, has been pretty good since us raising our concerns and we're hoping it was just a one off...
As a day out, this isn't a bad place to go; the animals are varied and their enclosures look comfortable enough while trying to preserve their natural habitat. Upon arriving, you're confronted with several signs in BOLD explaining how sneaking into the zoo us the same as theft, and also counts as tax evasion (what?). It seemed off-putting that I saw more signs for that than there were for advertising the actual park itself. The experience was hugely brought down by the creationist agenda that is seemingly forced onto you at different parts of the zoo. Most notably was an animal talk on the barn, which featured PowerPoint slides asking if God created DNA, and explaining how evolution process the existence of God and his design. While I appreciate healthy debate, it is better left in an open forum where it can actually be dated, instead of a closed environment where you're forced to sit and listen to it. A real shame, because the zoo itself is somewhat passable, but the experience was somewhat tainted due to niggling religious undertones.
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