Christmas @ Noah's Ark!

Join us this Christmas to celebrate the festive season

Join us this Christmas to celebrate the festive season. From 1st – 19th December 2021, meet our festive friends, learn all about our incredible reindeer herd, explore our wintery Christmas Tree corner and discover more about Christmas traditions. Christmas Trees will be sold at our Farm Shop and delicious festive treats will be served at our Food Barn.


Get into the joyous spirit with a walkthrough of decorated trees, learn about the history of Christmas and listen to musical surprises, delighting all ages. This will be a Christmas to remember.

Reach out to your elderly relatives and neighbours with a special Over 70s go free offer. Share the festivities with your loved ones and make sure nobody is lonely this christmas.


New for 2021, feast on a delicious Christmas lunch and catch up with loved ones and friends. With our Festive Fridays, you get free entry to the zoo after purchasing a festive lunch. Book Now and find out more using the link below.


Rounding up a wonderful year of the Top Trumps trail, guests will be given the free limited edition Reindeer card. This will top off a hoof themed day of reindeer talks and feeding!

Festive Fridays Booking Information:

How are Festive Fridays booked:

Festive Lunch can be booked up to 3 days before the event. This must be booked online and for 12pm or 2pm each Friday in December. All guests wishing to participate in a Festive Fridays session must purchase a meal, including carers. All dietary requirements and food allergies must be declared at the time of booking and a minimum of 2 people must b e booked in each booking. 

When booking, is there a specific carer or concession booking?

No, there are only 3 Festive Fridays Meal booking options. These are under or over 12 years old and under 2. There is also a vegetarian option.

How will Festive Fridays work on the day?

Admission to the zoo is free for anyone who has pre-booked a festive lunch.  The zoo is open 10.30 - 4pm in December and you may visit the zoo before or after your lunch as required. You may come and have your lunch in the main food barn at the time booked in advance. We politely ask that guests arrive at the food barn 5 minutes before the time of their booking.

Festive Friday Ticket Refunds:

Due to our Zoo chefs preparing your meal for the Festive Friday event, tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another date.

Can I have a festive friday on the day if I walk in and ask for one:

No, festive lunches must be booked a minimum of 3 days in advance in order to prepare the festive friday lunches for the day. There will be other festive treats available in the food barn for those wanting food other than a full festive lunch.  

I am a member, can I buy a festive friday and do I get a discount?

As this is our first Festive Fridays event, we apologise that members do not receive a discount for the festive lunches. Anyone who purchases a Festive Fridays will get their admission free that day. Members who choose to pre book a festive Friday lunch can have a Member discount on any drinks and additional food purchased from the food barn. Members who don’t want to purchase a Festive Fridays lunch can purchase other festive foods at the Food Barn for their reduced members amount (10% off).

I require a carer, do they get in for free if I have a Festive Fridays lunch? Can they have one?

Yes, the carer can have entry to the zoo for free. However, If they require a festive lunch, they must pre order the lunch online and pay the standard festive lunch price as this is food cost only. Entry for all visitors booking a festive lunch is free.

I require a gluten free or vegan option for the festive lunch, can i have one?

Yes, please specify this on the booking in the allergies or dietary requirements form. Those that are gluten or dairy free will have a Brownie as their festive slice. 

What is in the festive Fridays Lunch?

The Festive Lunch includes: Turkey, Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Swede, Parsnip, Brussels and Caramelized Onions.

The Festive Vegetarian Lunch includes: Butternut Wellington, Vegetarian Gravy, Roast Potatoes, Carrots, Swede, Parsnip, Brussels and Caramelized Onions. 

This is followed with a festive slice for pudding.

Over 70s Go Free Booking Information:

Over 70s go free, how does this offer work?:

A guest 70 or above can enter the zoo for free from the 1-19th December. This can be booked online. This is through a special over 70s go free ticket on our website. Guests choosing the over 70s ticket must be able to provide proof of age on arrival, please speak to us in advance if you are unable to provide proof of age. ID could include a bus pass, driving license, passport or any other form of ID displaying your age or date of birth (photocopies are accepted). The tickets are only valid for the date selected within the offer period and are not transferable to dates outside of the period of 1st - 19th December 2021.

Can I walk in and have an over 70s go free ticket?

Yes you can. We would prefer tickets to be booked online or over the phone, but if this is not possible, the ticket office will be happy to help!

I am over 70 and I require a carer. How does this work if I have an over 70s go free ticket and I need a carer?

The carer can have entry to the zoo for a special rate of £5. 

Why are carers not free with an over 70s go free ticket?

For standard admission, carers go free with a paying guest. However, in this case, the visitor is not paying for entry. We have therefore offered a special rate of £5 for a carer to cover admission.

I have brought a concession ticket unaware there is an over 70s go free offer, can I have my money back?

No. Tickets are non-refundable. To book a concession ticket, you have to agree that you are aware of the over 70s go free offer. However, we can transfer the ticket to another date in the same off peak season, you can then go free for a day between 1-19th December. You will then have admission later on in that season that you have paid for.


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