Award-winning Noah's Ark is open for new season
By Carol_Deacon | Friday, February 08, 2013, 09:05
Noah's Ark zoo farm opened for the new season on Saturday and is celebrating winning a regional Access For All award.
Dav Bennet, Sammi Luxa and Barry Baker from Noah’s Ark zoo farm with the Access For All award
Access For All award and certificate
This was presented at the prestigious Destination Bristol tourism and hospitality awards gala evening.
It is given to the attraction judged to offer the most inclusive experience to all of its visitors, particularly those with mobility, sight or hearing needs.
The family attraction based in Wraxall has now been put forward by Destination Bristol for the national Visit England awards to be held later this year.
Winning the Access For All award was not the only reason Noah's Ark was celebrating; the attraction was also named finalists for the Sustainable Tourism, Team Of The Year and Individual Outstanding Customer Service awards.
The Sustainable Tourism award is given to the attraction that was not only green in its environmental credentials but also in relation to the its local community, creating sustainable jobs and providing valuable work experience opportunities for students.
Noah's Ark currently holds the silver award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme and were delighted to be shortlisted again in a competitive field at the Bristol Tourism Awards.
The Noah's Ark building team was a finalist in the attractions Team Of The Year award category for the hard work and perseverance in terrible weather conditions shown by their builders in 2012 constructing the new Elephant Eden facility that is due to open in summer 2013 at the zoo.
Noah's Ark staff also came away from the award ceremony exceptionally proud of their park ranger David Bennett as he was announced as the runner up in the Individual Customer Service Of The Year category.
Dav was put forward for his tireless commitment to always going the extra mile for visitors to the zoo farm, ensuring customers have an excellent experience every time they visit.
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm opened for its new season on Saturday, February 2, and is expecting a busy year to include the opening of the new 20 acre elephant exhibit and the arrival of other new animals for visitors.
For information about 2013 prices and events click HERE or call 01275 852606.
There are now more than 100 sorts of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates at Noah's Ark, including several important species classified as 'endangered' to 'vulnerable' on the IUCN Red List. The zoo farm which attracts more than 135,000 visitors each year was started in 1999 by farmer Anthony Bush and his artist wife Christina.
It is home to lions, giraffe, zebras, rhinos, tigers, gibbons and camels and boasts the longest hedge maze in the world.
Visitors can also enjoy huge indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds.