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Life is Gourd for Award Winning Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

This weekend is your last chance this year to visit Pumpkinfest at Noah's Ark Zoo Farm.

The popular family attraction took the top award for Accessible and Inclusive Tourism in VisitEngland's Awards for Excellence earlier this year.

It has a Changing Places toilet, complete with hoist and changing bed, accessible play equipment, including a wheelchair accessible roundabout, and child-friendly accessible signage.

It ensures everyone can enjoy everything the unique combination of zoo and farm has to offer.

The Noah’s Ark mission, to support, protect and care for the natural world, inspires more than 20,000 visitors a year to get up close and personal with more than 100 species, including African elephants, lions, rhinos, gibbons and bears, living in 100 acres of the North Somerset countryside.

Until Sunday (November 5) you can also explore an undercover pumpkin-themed corner, featuring this year’s weird, wacky, and wonderful pumpkins that have been grown using the zoo’s very own rhino and elephant dung!

On site, the Ark Arena, main Food Barn, Gift Shop, Farm Shop and the ticket office all have hearing induction loops, whilst speech transfer systems have been installed to improve communication in the Food Barn and ticket office.

Visual aids include highlighted steps, high-contrast signs, and painted picnic tables.

The Zoo also works with Bristol's Mobility Centre to provide mobility scooters to visitors and staff are trained on Dementia, Autism, Mental Health and more.

To find out more about Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, including an accessible map that you can download, go to



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