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Home Education Events

At Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, we’re a fantastic place to learn more about nature and offer a great opportunity to come and see the real thing! A trip to us is fun, educational and memorable and with over 100 animal species to see (from chicks to elephants!) we're an amazing location for your next trip. Whether you're visiting as part of a home education group or you just want to visit with your family, we have options to suit all. 

Home School to Zoo School

Our Home School to Zoo School events invite home educators and their families to the zoo for just £7 per person. This special rate includes admission to the zoo for the allocated days, informative keeper talks that take place every 30 minutes and an educational workshop*. 

During the event, the education team run interactive and hands-on 

animal workshops with our smaller, friendly animals including invertebrates, reptiles and small mammals. *The workshops are free to attend, but must be booked in advance as spaces are limited. 

Our Home School to Zoo School events are a great opportunity to learn about the Noah's Ark Education programme, see some amazing animals and meet with other home school families and groups.

Dates for the diary:

Home School Nativity

New in 2017, we invited Home Schoolers and their families to join us for a day of Nativity fun in December. There was no stress involved for parents as we provided the costumes, the script, the set and the music. We can't wait to do it all again this year, with a few added extras. New for 2018, there will be a few speaking 

parts available in the nativity performance (if children want them) and we will be making Christmas arts and crafts in our classroom. 

Roles are allocated on a first come first served basis and there will be a a quick rehearsal before a traditional performance takes place for friends and family to enjoy. 

Spaces are just £6 per child. This includes their part in the Nativity as well as the chance to enjoy the rest of the day at the zoo. Also, don't forget to invite your friends and family to watch the performance, at the same £6 rate.

Dates for the diary:

Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th December.

The nativity will not run in the event of very low booking numbers. If so, we will notify you by email of cancellations a minimum of 2 weeks beforehand.

Please call 01275 852606 or email Paula.Takle@noahsarkzoofarm.co.uk for any Home School enquiries. 

Feedback

We had a great time on Tuesday and my son loved learning about the animals - he keeps telling everyone the cockroach stuck to his hand! 

Thank you for a great session and day out yesterday. We were delighted!

Credentials

All of our workshops and educational signage are rooted firmly in the national curriculum and offer a fun and hands-on way to learn about the natural world.

Our education programme has been awarded the national 'Quality Badge' from the Learning Outside the Classroom Scheme in recognition of our education provision for visiting schools and groups. 

In 2018 the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) awarded Noah's Ark the Education Bronze Award for its work with local schools on the last descent education programme, educating children about the damming of the Blue Nile and how this is affecting local communities and animals.

The zoo has also won multiple other awards for our enclosure design, customer service and sustainable efforts.

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