As the days of blue skies and sunshine become more and more frequent, we are feeling a growing excitement that summer is just around the corner. Even though we are fully equipped for rainy days with our indoor play barns, heated Ark Arena and host of amazing animals to enjoy, there really is no better place to head outside, soak up the sun and get up close to good old Mother Nature than at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The advent of spring and summer also means the return of one of our favourite annual events here at the zoo – Wildlife Day on Saturday May 7th.
Wildlife Day is one of our most popular annual events here at Noah’s Ark. It is a celebration of British wildlife, nature and conservation efforts with a variety of organisations and charities visiting us to show off the excellent work they do. Look out for the collection of stands around our picnic area – you might recognise names such as the RSPB, Woodland Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and the Marine Conservation Trust – providing information about various conservation projects and the animals that need our help. Wildlife Day is not just for families, it’s for anyone with a passion for wildlife!
On Wildlife Day, visitors can also head behind the scenes here at the zoo to enjoy a sneaky peek at our conservation area and explore our efforts to help British wildlife. Listen to an informative nature talk, try your hand at a spot of pond-dipping to take a closer look at what lies beneath the surface, and embark on our mini beast trail to learn more about the little critters that call Britain home. Other activities on offer include sunflower planting as well as a meet and greet with beautiful Bella the barn owl at 3pm! Just head over to the Noah’s Ark stand, after the fascinating birds of prey display.
In addition to our Wildlife Day celebrations, there is all the other usual fun of the zoo on offer with our selection of 12 adventure playgrounds and our various daily shows including the Big Cat Feed, Elephant Presentation and Giraffe Talk. You can also get hands on with the animals by holding a rabbit, chick or guinea pig in the Animal Village or purchasing some animal food from our shop and feeding the goats, camels, deer, llamas and sheep – they are often hungry!
Wildlife Day always makes for an enjoyable and educational day out, so consider booking your tickets in advance. Purchasing day tickets online will work out best for your wallet, too – you can save 5% on the regular tickets available at the Ticket Office!