Education Award

5th May 2018


We are really proud to say that once again our Education Team has been awarded the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badgefor their hands on and interactive education programme. We have a full national-curriculum led Education Programme for schools of all sizes and offer interactive and hands on workshops. We can also offer outreach sessions where we bring our animal workshops to you!

Noah’s Ark opened its doors in 1999 as a small petting zoo inviting children to meet and learn about the various farm animals. Now home to the big zoo animals including African Elephants, Lions, Tigers and Giraffes the zoo receives over 20,000 school children on organised trips each year, from early years to degree level.

The Education Coordinator, Paula Takle said “We’re thrilled to have been re-awarded the quality badge. It recognises the hard work and effort put in by the Education Team. Our aim is to get the next generation out of the classroom and engaged in the natural world around them. It’s so fulfilling to see the children inspired and asking questions about all of the animals”.

Education is a core part of the zoo from the signs displayed on the animal enclosures to the daily talks given by the animal keepers and the hands on animal workshops delivered to school groups. The animal keeper talks are free to all visitors and offer up-close experiences with some amazing animals. These include a morning meerkat feed, seeing the lions and tigers being fed during the ‘Big Cat Talk’ and watching the African elephants show off their target training skills.

If you would like to find out more about our education programme, school visits, workshops or outreach sessions please give us a ring in the office on 01275 852606 or email:

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