Monday, 26 September 2016

Awdry Bailey & Douglas visit Noah's Ark Zoo Farm!

The largest zoo in the South West!

On Saturday 17th September 2016 a group of Awdry Bailey & Douglas Staff and their families gathered together to have a lovely day out visiting Noah’s Ark Farm Zoo in Wraxall, Bristol. The zoo has over a 100 species of big zoo animals to look at and interact with. 

Tickets were very kindly offered to us by Joe Reevy whose company (Words4Business) provide excellent legal updates and articles.  Thanks again to Joe for his generosity.

The sun was shining; there was barely a cloud in the sky and temperature spot on!  

We all had a wonderful time on Saturday, Phoebe, my 2 year old 
was particularly concerned that she would be fed to the Tiger as we were lucky enough to see snack time.  The girls absolutely loved the tractor ride and whooped and cheered. Ella, my 4 year old, was delighted that Gerald the Giraffe (from her story book, "Giraffes can't dance") was real and was the "Daddy One" of George and Geoffrey Giraffe.  Personally, I was particularly impressed that we got to see a Rhino having playtime and teasing his mate and doing laps of his field - who knew that Rhino's had personalities!!  Could have watched them all day.
Rebecca Vassie

Was a great day - although I think I was more tired than the kids by the end of it!
Carina Kervin

Thank you! We had a wonderful day out!
Lucy Daniels

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising the trip to Noah's Ark Farm Zoo on Saturday. We had a really lovely day and hope the rest of you did too. We really enjoyed our day at Noah's Ark Farm Zoo. It was lovely that the children had the opportunity to feed goats, sheep and chickens and they particularly enjoyed the tractor ride, especially when it went quite fast (and very bumpily) up and down a hill. In addition to the animals there were also several play areas, indoor and out, so there was no chance of them getting bored! A great family day out. 
Rachel Fereday

My little boy loved the tractor ride and all the different soft plays!
Jonathan Bailey

What a marvellous place Noah’s Ark Zoo is! There is much to see and do and lots of play areas. Watching the gibbons doing their acrobatics was great fun and all the animals looked wonderfully cared for. We couldn’t fit everything in so we’re planning on going back again.
Gill Ephgrave

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016



Awdry Bailey Douglas recently hosted their Golf Day Event at the magnificent Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf resort. The weather was set to be a fabulously hot and sunny September day… 

It was coffee and bacon butties for starters in the Clubhouse Brasserie followed by a welcome speech from ABD partner Andrew Douglas and off they went.  The format was easy!

PGA Pro – Simon Shanks was on hand to give advice at the Pro Clinic Driving Range and there was putting practice on the green beforehand. 

And then they were off... 

Perfect for a round of golf on the magnificent 18 hole course, starting off from the 1st tee in their four ball teams. 

Not just a simple round of golf
Rain, thunder and lightning were thrown in too!

Back at the Clubhouse Paul McLean Director of Golf/PGA Head Professional at Bowood was busy checking out the weather conditions which didn’t look too good.  The clouds were turning a sinister grey and a cool breeze had started up! Finally, as the sound of thunder boomed overhead and lightning struck, the horn sounded and everyone came off the course as quickly as they could adding excitement to the game!  After 40 minutes they were off again but this time with gloriously warm and sunny weather.

Course competitions included: 

Individual Stableford competition, silver tees
Longest Drive
Nearest the Pin
Straightest Drive
Putting Competition

Pre-drinks were served in the Clubhouse Brasserie afterwards followed by a delicious 3 course meal, speeches and prize-giving. 

Winners of the day whilst former ABD champions
 looked on were;

Individual Stableford Competition Winner - Paul Goodman.
Nearest the line and most birdies  - Andrew Gale.
Nearest the Pin – Chris Elias
Longest Drive – Will Fuller 
ABD Putting Champion – Steve Smith, 
ABD Golfer of the Day – Paul Goodman

Many congratulations to the winners and everyone that took part!

Gross Two's Competition

Thanks to everyone who entered the Gross Two's Competition. £115 was raised and will go to a locally chosen charity.

A good night and a TRULY memorable day was had.


For more information about this event go to ABD Pinterest  where you can scroll down and take a snapshot look...