Zoo Wins Silver at Regional Tourism Awards

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm has won the silver award for Large Visitor Attraction of the year at the South West Tourism Awards.

The Awards presentation took place in Sandy Park Stadium, Exeter, on Thursday 7th April, celebrating the best tourism and hospitality businesses in the South West of England. The special awards ceremony was the first ‘in person’ celebration in 2 years! It was an extremely competitive year with 476 entries into the awards.

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm was presented the silver award at the ceremony. With tough competition from the Minack Theatre (gold award winner), Moors Valley Country Park & Forest and Dorset Museum.

“These awards give us a real opportunity to receive feedback from an independent panel of judges and help us to improve the visitor experience year on year. We are extremely proud that this award recognises all the improvements we are continuing to make. It is fantastic recognition of our team’s hard work and dedication throughout the pandemic.” Rhian Gunstone, Visitor Experience and Events Manager.

This award follows on from the local Bristol Bath and Somerset Awards held in February where the zoo was presented via Zoom with the gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year.  As well the Winner of Winners Award and a silver for education Co-ordinator, Paula Tackle as an Unsung Hero.

“This is awesome, yet another award and more recognition for our continued efforts. I am so proud to be part of this team’ David Bennett, Visitor Operations Manager.”

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