Educational School Trips in Bristol

Educational field trips are a great way to learn and a day out at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm can provide great 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 offers the opportunity to meet exciting live animals up close!

Our Education team are happy to discuss any bespoke workshop requirements. The Education Team at Noah's Ark pride themselves on delivering workshops that are appropriate to all audiences including those from multi-faith or non-religious backgrounds.

Take a look at our Zoo School Events page for our one-off special educational events.

What's on offer?

  • Free educational Animal Show in the indoor arena, featuring live animals and a chance to bottle-feed our lambs
  • Selection of workshops linked to the National Curriculum in the indoor classroom
  • Keeper talks including a Big Cat feeding talk and Giraffe feeding
  • Fun, bumpy and educational tractor rides at £2 per adult and £1 per child
  • Hands-on approach to the animals; children can hold chicks and rabbits or buy some animal feed from our shop Farmyard animals as well as the big zoo animals: giraffes, rhinos, bison, red deer, lemurs, gibbons, birds of prey, camels and many, many more...
  • Comprehensive Teacher and Group Leader downloadable resources including Teaching Ideas sheets
  • The Ark Exhibition - an optional informative exhibit looking at the scientific and geological evidence in support of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark

Please visit our National Curriculum Workshops pages.

Our Facilities

  • Huge adventure playgrounds, indoor and outdoor
  • Free Coach Parking, free entry and complimentary £5 cafe voucher for the driver
  • Souvenirs and refreshments from the shop and cafe
  • Free familiarisation visit for teachers
  • Large indoor and outdoor picnic areas
  • Risk Assessments
  • First Aiders always available
  • Health and Safety Guidance Notes
  • Free teachers in a ratio of 1:6

Free teacher visits

If you are a teacher and are considering bringing a school or nursery group to Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, why not join us for a free familiarisation visit?

These visits are available all year round, Monday-Saturday. You'll have the chance to take a tour of the site and see all of the facilities on offer, whilst discussing your personal requirements with our Education Team.

Please contact us for more details.

See our Teacher Resources pages to see what else is on offer.


don't just take it from us...

Just a handful of the many encouraging comments that we have received from teachers who have visited us recently.

"A very smooth educational visit due to well-organised helpful staff. All of the children loved the farm and learnt a lot." Emmaus School

"The trip was informative, educational and fun. We were all impressed with the friendly staff, the excellent facilities and the welfare of the animals. They are clearly loved and well looked after, resulting in happy, healthy animals." Rogerstone Primary School

"Our visit was too short, we could have stayed a lot longer!" Redland Primary School

"We had a very enjoyable visit and the children came back full of enthusiasm. Lots to do and plenty to see - a great day!" Hafod Primary School

"The children gained so much from the trip. The whole day was fun and informative. It was a good mix of meeting and learning about the animals, taking part in the animal show and enjoying lunch under cover." Old Sodbury Primary School

What to do next...

For more information or to book a school trip to Noah's Ark, please contact the Education Department.

For information on pricing, please visit our School and Group Visiting pages.