Saturday 17th November to Saturday 22nd December
Here at Noah’s Ark we are committed to protecting our local environment and future-proofing the park to reduce our carbon impact as well as teaching the next generation how to care for the natural world and become more sustainable. We are the proud winners of multiple awards for our sustainable efforts.
This Christmas we're going all out with our Green efforts to show that Christmas needn't cost the Earth. The zoo will be decorated with elaborate recycled Christmas decorations. The animals will be joining in too as the keepers will continue to make special recycled animal enrichment. All the while you'll be guided around the zoo by our energy efficient Christmas light trail.
Throughout the event we will be fundraising for our local food bank, giving back to our local community.
Scavenger hunt – Take part in our green Christmas scavenger hunt. Explore the zoo and find all of the ways we have recycled and reused objects to create enrichment for our amazing animals. Find all of the items and design your own recycled enrichment to be in with the chance to win a limited edition Reindeer Adoption Package.
History and Mystery of Christmas trail - Come and learn all about the Christmas story. Find out why Robins feature on Christmas cards and why Rudolph the Reindeer is so famous. Grab your map from the ticket office and take a festive walk around the zoo.
Christmas light trail - Winter is a notoriously cold and dark time of year but don't let this put you off a visit to the zoo. We will be illuminating your way with a magical trail of lights. Don't worry they're eco friendly too, these LED bulbs are energy efficient.
Recycled Christmas Decorations - We would like to show you how easy it is to make your home look super festive on a low budget and whilst helping the planet. From wreaths made of plastic bags to Christmas trees made of pallet boxes.
Recycled Animal Sculptures - We have again teamed up with Explorers Escape who are working with local schools and the community to explain why plastic is harmful to our oceans. Local schools have been busy making animal sculptures out of old plastics which will be displayed here during our Christmas event.
Nativity Trail - Warm up in our heated indoor play areas and discover our Nativity Trail created by our local community. Our local community have helped us to create our green nativity story using recycled items. Follow the story and see if you can spot what each group have used to create the scenes.
Reindeer Adoptions - Reindeer are for life not just for Christmas. Adopt our beautiful Reindeer for a year and receive a special adoption pack and adorable cuddly toy.
Save the date:
Saturday 1st December - Special Christmas concert performances from the Salvation Army at 2pm and 2.45pm.
Saturday 8th December - 2 Christmas Nativity performances from Severn Vineyard Church at 1:30pm and 3pm followed by a visit from St Nicholas.
Saturday 15th December - 2 Christmas Nativity performances from the Nailsea Baptist Church at 1:30pm and 3pm. Followed by a visit from St Nicholas.
Saturday 22nd December - For the final Saturday before Christmas we are putting on a DIY Nativity and Carol Concert and inviting our visitors to get involved. There's no need to rehearse. We will provide the story, the costumes, the songs and the animals. The performance will start at 2pm followed by a visit from St Nicholas.
As a special Christmas treat for members who sign up to be involved in the Nativity performance you can bring your family and friends to the zoo to join you for just £6. Please let us know in advance if you would like to take advantage of this offer.