Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Trip

Friday 21st August finally arrived and with it our trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. As Community members got on the coach, the younger members received a goody bag consisting of a drink, sweets and crisps courtesy of the Drop In Centre Development Trust. There was lots to see and do at the Zoo Farm with animals ranging from cute little bunny rabbits to ferocious lions. Children were able to hold some of the animals – rabbits, chicks and guinea pigs. They also got to feed others such as the pigs, sheep, chickens and ducks. Children and adults were able to go on tractor rides to take you on a ride outside the animal village.Castleland Community Centre Noah's Ark Zoo Farm Trip There were animal talks and demonstrations throughout the day ranging from meeting the animals to feeding them. Alongside the animals there were many children’s play areas scattered throughout the zoo from Zip lines, a climbing wall, rope bridges, swings and slide, Noah’s Ark, outdoor trampolines, play huts, sandpits, large play barn including drop slide, climbing frames, nets and swings. There were diggers that the children could dig sand with and there was even a splash pool so people could cool down if needed. A favourite was the 3.2 km hedge maze (the longest in the world).  Each section had a question which would lead you the right way if you got the right answer – or the wrong way if your general knowledge wasn’t up to scratch. Everyone really enjoyed the trip and we were really lucky on the day with the weather being good to us (no rain, yay)! We would like to say a huge thank you to Jane Hutt AM, Councillor Chris Elmore and Councillor Pam Drake for their kind donation of £180 towards the coach and to APEC Coaches (Cowbridge) for providing us with a fabulous driver named Barklay on the day.  
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