Equipment installed to make zoo become more accessible

PUBLISHED: 12:00 02 August 2018

The team at Noah's Ark. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

The team at Noah's Ark. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

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A Wraxall zoo has taken steps to be more accessible for visitors.

Andy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo FarmAndy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, in Clevedon Road, has built a Changing Places toilet and installed accessible play equipment as parts of its Ark For All project.

The zoo has also created an accessible play zone with a wheelchair roundabout and basket swings.

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The zoo also unveiled a series of accessible signs, designed in conjunction with the National Autistic Society Out of School Clubs in Bristol around the animal enclosures, including illustrated sentences describing the animals.

Andy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo FarmAndy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

Ark For All was opened by European, world and Paralympic champion Andy Lewis.

The project is part of the zoo’s five-year plan to become more accessible.

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A spokesman said: “We are excited to be able to provide facilities which will enable more visitors to enjoy a visit.

Andy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo FarmAndy Lewis opened the Ark For All project. Picture: Noah's Ark Zoo Farm

“It is important to provide activities for everyone.”

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