Frequently Asked Questions
Can you provide packed lunches for the children?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide packed lunches for school children. However, there are plenty of places onsite (both outside and inside) for children to enjoy their lunches. Additionally, there is a room onsite where children can store their lunch bags. We also have a cafe onsite so it is possible for teachers to purchase refreshments.
How do I know if your education programme is suitable for my class?
We offer a variety of different workshops at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm. The content of our workshops is tailored to young people and securely rooted in the National Curriculum. Our education programme is accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom; we have been awarded a badge of quality by this organisation. Our workshops focus on animal behaviour/characteristics, different habitats, conservation and (of course!) interaction with the lovely animals in our education petting zoo.
Do you offer free teacher tickets?
Yes. We offer one free teacher ticket for every six paying children that attend.
How much are the workshops?
The cost of a 30 minute workshop is £25. This cost is in addition to the admission charge (£6-9 per child depending on group size). The cost of admission entitles your group to a whole day at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.
What's maximum number of students you will accept in a workshop?
We can accommodate a maximum of 30 KS1 and KS2 students and up to 25 KS3 and KS4 students in any one workshop.
Is it possible to book a school trip to Noah's Ark without booking a workshop?
Yes. Noah's Ark is a fun and educational day out for children with or without a workshop. This is why lots of school choose us for their 'end of year' trip.
What is the Animal Show?
The Animal Show is a short educational talk (approx. 20 minutes) about some of the animals in Noah's Ark Zoo Farm. The show offers students the opportunity to learn some fascinating facts about the animals that we have here, as well as the chance to get closer to these amazing creatures. Please note, this show does usually contain an introduction to Christianity.
I would like a workshop on a topic that is not advertised on your website, is this possible?
Absolutely! We have catered to many different group requirements in the past. If you would like a session on a topic that is not already listed, please give our education team a call and we will do our best to devise an appropriate workshop for you.
How can we get there?
Noah's Ark is easily accessible by car or coach and offers generous parking. We are 6 miles from the centre of Bristol and a short distance from the M5. Please see the Plan Your Visit tab for more information.