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Wildwood Escot

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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Fab Local Attraction

We visit here weekly as it’s very local. Always a great day out and the children never tire of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Katy C
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A Grand Day Out

What a lovely surprise to happen upon in East Devon. I'd visited Escot (before Wildwood) many times... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of parkland, threatened native species such as the iconic red squirrel and the secretive water vole have found sanctuary in surroundings steeped in history and filled with beautiful plants and champion trees. Meet Escot’s family of otters, wild boar and the stunning birds of prey. There’s woodland to explore, wetlands to navigate, a maze to solve and so much more.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visit here weekly as it’s very local. Always a great day out and the children never tire of the indoor play barn, animals or pirate ship area. Lots to see and perfect for a picnic on a sunny day.

Thank Katy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely surprise to happen upon in East Devon. I'd visited Escot (before Wildwood) many times over the years, being a local resident, and had no idea how things had changed until I spent a sunny Autumn afternoon there with some friends along with...More

Thank susienal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this attraction twice now, as became members on our first visit we were that impressed. We initially went to see the new wolf pack, and to be so close to such a majestic animal was enthralling. So much else to see and do there...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot going on at wildwood there are a few rare breeds but not worth a vist the wolf talk was terrible we didnt here a word he ignored everyone except the school children we thought he was a teacher at first, if you...More

Thank sammyshai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time, we had expected it to be smaller from the small entry price but ended up spending nearly the whole day there. The keepers were friendly and knowledgeable, we saw wolves, lynx, wild cat, red squirrels, otters and lots of birds...More

Thank Kaye M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Over the years my hubby and I have often visited Escot, sometimes to walk around the grounds (we used to be members), but just as often for a good lunch. Today we returned to find it very different - impersonal self service drinks (very poor...More

Thank KimM750
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw quite a few animals. Only saw the wolves from a distance but were treated to witnessing playtime in the otter enclosure. That was wonderful. The woodland setting is beautiful. However the cafe leaves a lot to be desired. it is not the most...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Simple, good value and relaxing day out. Needs good weather, but easy to spend 5 hours here if dry. The lady on the desk seemed a little uninterested when we entered and, not having been here before, we had to draw out of her the...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Relaxing walk and a tricky maze. Some wild animals to add interest but the burgers in the restaurant are really good. My son thinks they are just as good as the ones sold in Jamie Oliver's restaurants and the service is very friendly.

Thank Christie B
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Escot has gone downhill over the past couple of years. It is now overgrown, full of weeds and scruffy. The toilets in the café need attention and there is no hand dryer. I used to love visiting here but it's all so tatty and tired...More

Thank angel102017
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1 September 2017|
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Response from 11bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Due to the introduction of the wild cat, lynx and wolves dogs are no longer allowed. Reasons of bio security, animal welfare and behaviour are described on the wild wood website. However dogs are permitted on the wider... More
25 June 2015|
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Response from Jaie G | Property representative |
The Escot red squirrels are fed daily at 1pm. They usually come out to entertain our visitors at feeding time but please note that we cannot guarantee that they will oblige, especially if it is a very warm day. Robin... More