Christmas at the Ark

Christmas is coming to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

2 Reindeer stand in a white field full of snow

From the 20th November we will be getting into the festive spirit.

Have you ever wondered how Christmas became a celebration of lights, food and festivity? Well now you can find out on our History & Mystery of Christmas tour. Visitors can follow the light trail around the zoo, reading the Christmas story as they go, on their mission to find St Nick and claim their delicious reward. The trail - lit with hundreds of Christmas lights - journeys through the Elephant Christmas tree forest and finishes in the N-Shed where St Nick is hiding. Entry to the History and Mystery tour and illuminated trail is included in the day ticket price.

Saturday festivities:

Saturday 9th December: Ark Angel choir performance at 2pm in the Ark Arena. Come along and join in with some festive favourites as our Zoo Keepers sing some tunes to fundraise for the Crisis Centre.

Saturday 16th December: Come and watch a festive performance of the Christmas story with real animals. The Portishead Brownie group is kindly putting on a Christmas Nativity for you all at 2pm in the Ark Arena. The nativity showing is included in the entry price.

Saturday 23rd December: Come along and get involved with your very own Christmas Nativity with real live animals. At 2pm in the Ark Arena we're inviting you to get involved and tell the Christmas Story. All props and script will be provided just turn up on the day and get involved.


Do you belong to a local school or community group? This year our traditional Christmas Nativities featuring real animals are returning and we would love for you to get invloved. Please note booking is essential to take part and performance dates run from 4th - 22nd December 2017.

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Finally our café will be looking good enough to eat with festive treats for all the family to enjoy. Don't forget to take advantage of our Christmas Party Lunch bookings.

Christmas Lunches

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