A NORTH Somerset zoo farm has welcomed hundreds of wonky Christmas trees to its farm shop.

Noah's Ark Zoo Farm, a registered charity, can be found in Wraxall. It is one of the first to stock wonky Christmas trees, which are said to be "full of character."

Chris Brookes, catering and retail manager at the zoo, said: “These trees which are sourced locally come in a range of slightly unusual and truly unique shapes, making them full of character!”

According to the zoo farm, 26% of Brits have less than £300 to cover the costs associated with Christmas, which includes presents, decorations and food and drink.

Larry Bush, managing director of Noah’s Ark, said: “With the cost-of-living crisis impacting many families across the UK, we are pleased to offer a sustainable and cost-effective way to purchase a traditional Christmas tree, for a fraction of the cost of a typical tree.

"The figures show that the average price for a standard Christmas tree in the UK this year will be £88. However, our starting price for a real tree is just £25.

“We’re very excited to see how our visitors will get creative with their wonky Christmas trees. Some of the trees have two heads, so families won’t have to make the tough decision about who gets the all-important job of placing the star at the top of the tree!”

The wonky trees can be viewed in their full glory at the Wonky Christmas Tree walk-through, which is included with zoo admission.

25 years ago, dairy farmers Anthony and Christina Bush opened the zoo's gates to the public, encouraging their first visitors to take part in a variety of fun farm activities like bottle feeding lambs, tractor rides and playing in the straw den.

As the farm gained more popularity, they added more species to their collection, including Rhinos, Giraffes, Lions, Spectacled Bears and African Elephants, taking advantage of their 100 acres of countryside to create large enclosures.

The zoo now boasts the largest Elephant habitat in the UK.

Staff from the zoo also make 20,000 school visits each year, as well as undertaking outreach visits to schools, care homes and holiday clubs to educate people on the importance of conservation.