Food & Drink

The food barn

Food Barn

A big day out at the zoo can work up an appetite! Head to our various kiosks or restaurant to keep those hunger pangs at bay.

At this time, the Food Barn is offering a takeaway service only, due to COVID restrictions. 

With all the lovely animals around every corner it’s tempting to relax with your own picnic at any of the idyllic spots around the zoo, or escape to the indoor sheltered picnic Ark Adventures area.

On the other hand, leave your picnic hamper at home and let us tempt you with a refreshing hot or cold drink and a wide range of tasty snacks and sit down meals for all the family. Our eateries offer a mouthwatering selection of hot meals, homemade sandwhiches and freshly baked pizzas. Those with a sweet tooth are kept happy with our range of delicious home made cakes and don’t forget the ice cream.

We have 4 seasonal kiosks around the zoo to enable you to eat on the go and our Food Barn is open all year round.

The Food Barn is our main self-service restaurant, located next to the Ticket Office and near the Meerkats, and overlooks the zoo. Here you can enjoy delicious hot meals and a wide variety of snacks and drinks whilst soaking up the view. Our food is also available as a take away for you to enjoy at one of the picnic areas. It’s a popular location for eating out so head here before 12pm or after 1.30pm to avoid the lunchtime rush and take advantage of our extended dining service. If you have specific dietary requirements* please ask a member of staff as we do cater for vegans, vegetarians, gluten free diets and have soya milk available! Hot Food served up to 4pm each day and yummy cakes and ice creams available right up to the end of the day.

Have a look at our menu to get your taste buds going!

What's on the Menu

Allergies and intolerances

Our site kitchens have products that are supplied pre-made into Kitchen that may contain nuts or that are made in factories that use nuts and items that may be allergenic to people. Every effort is taken to clearly label and separate these products however we cannot guarantee our site is a nut free environment.

Eat on the go

The Elephant Snack Shack
The Bear Necessities
Picnic Areas


Compostable Packaging
Responsible Sourcing
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