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Address: Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
Phone Number: +44 1404 822188
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of...

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.

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Super place to spend an afternoon

We had a lovely afternoon at Escot. It was a bright crisp autumn day and we got to see all the animals in their enclosures. Some enclosures seemed small but no smaller than other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda T
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Berkshire
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Berkshire
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon at Escot. It was a bright crisp autumn day and we got to see all the animals in their enclosures. Some enclosures seemed small but no smaller than other wildlife parks and all the animals seemed happy and well looked after. The outside play area and the "drop slide" were great fun by all accounts... More 

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Thank Amanda T
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Great day out for all ages. Otter talk and birds of prey very good and lovely to see our native red squirrels - just wish we could do more to protect and increase their numbers! Activity parks and trails well set out to keep younger children on the move and entertained. Halloween activities enjoyable too. Worth a visit!

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Thank Alison B
RobinSavill, General Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review Alison. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a great time here at Wildwood Escot. I am so glad you enjoyed meeting our animals and taking part in our Halloween activities. I do hope that we will see you again soon. Oh, and I loved your title, 'Escot to be done!' -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Wildwood Escot with our two boys (7 and 4) on a Sunday in October, whilst on a 3 night break. There seemed to be plenty to do on the website so we decided to give it a go. We had a great time, the park itself is a little less manaicured then other places we have visited but... More 

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Thank NB5324
RobinSavill, General Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to send in such a wonderful review. I am absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out so much. From meeting our animals to chatting with our very own witch, it certainly sounds like you made the most of your visit. Thanks also for your lovely comments regarding the members of staff... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here with my sister and nephew we all had great fun visiting all the animals in the beautiful surroundings, my nephew espically loved the indoor play area.. highly recommended and not to expensive!

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Thank ladymcpoppy
RobinSavill, General Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review Ladymcpoppy. It is wonderful to hear that you had so much fun meeting our animals and playing in the play barn. Thank you for recommending us so highly - and it's great to hear that you consider that we offer good value for money too. I hope you will come and see us again... More 

North Petherton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I recently visited with a year 5/6 class and spent a fantastic day in the Greenwood Anglo Saxon Village. We were greeted by Alan, the education officer, who after showing us the maze, gave us a tour around the village. The children then spent an enjoyable morning moving around freely, completing the activities at their own pace. The children were... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We returned to escort after a year and we had great time watching bird of prey display, pigs and wild cat and also photographing playful red squirrels. Strongly recommended. We had lunch in their wetland part near lake and in company of ducks. It was great and I walked out with little plush red squirrel. Absolutely loved it and time... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Easily accessible from the A30 but set right in the wonderful rolling East Devon countryside. Lots of interest for children, various small animal enclosures, the highlight of which is the home of the red squirrels. They are particularly active around feeding time but can be entertaining whenever you catch a glimpse.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

One of my friends and I visted wildwood. We had a really good afternoon. We watch a bird display, watched the otters being feed. The staff are friendly and willing to answer any questions. It was a great afternoon

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crewe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was an interesting experience. As others have said the Birds of Prey display was fantastic. The maze in also good fun. It's aimed more at under 11s but our 15 year old did enjoy it. Dogs are allowed, although not in the red squirrel enclosure (for obvious reasons!). However, the toilets are primitive. I know it's an outdoor experience... More 

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Thank Mullions
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited before when it was called Escot, this time it wasn't as good as we remembered, the route around isn't sign posted very well and it isn't the best if you are a wheelchair user or have mobility issues. We managed to see the wild cats, otters, wild boars and two red squirrels, the Lynx wasn't in view.... More 

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