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Exmoor Zoo

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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Enjoyable family day out

For a small zoo it was bigger than we expected and had talks happening every hour or animal feeding... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sarah4905
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Devon, United Kingdom
Visit to the best medium size UK zoo

Been coming annually for about 10 years. My favourite medium size zoo in UK. Nice enclosures... read more

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Winner of the Legacy award ,Best Family Business 2017, Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good rapport with the North Devon community and offers a very hand on experience for all its visitors.Activities run throughout the day (every half hour in summer), you get to meet a bird eating spider, hold a snake, feed wallabies (under supervision), meet some of the zoos friendly furry animals and of course go to all the talks and feeding sessions (if you can)!Home to the “Exmoor Beast” (a pair of black leopards), Puma, Cheetah, Maned wolves, monkeys and lots of other unusual animals like Tamandua, Fishing cats, Tapir, Singing dogs and Binturong to just name a few! The zoo is a living place with changes all the time; no visit is ever quite the same.Useful information:• Disabled access (wheelchair provision and scooter hire)• Activities through out the day• Cafeteria• Children’s playground• Undercover picnic areas• Zoo trail.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (54 reviews)
“singing dogs” (51 reviews)
“unusual animals” (47 reviews)
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
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+44 1598 763352
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"keeper talks"
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"black leopard"
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"wide range of animals"
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"picnic area"
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"rabbit"
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"answer any questions"
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Reviewed yesterday

For a small zoo it was bigger than we expected and had talks happening every hour or animal feeding times. If you like the page on Facebook you can get discount codes to save on entry fees. Nice area to eat and facilities easy to...More

Thank sarah4905
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been coming annually for about 10 years. My favourite medium size zoo in UK. Nice enclosures, lovely setting, friendly and knowledgeable staff, great animals. Some of the animals here are not often exhibited in UK zoos, which is great to see.

Thank Malcolm H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Read the reviews on trip advisor before coming and knew this was a must visit! The entrance to the zoo makes it look like there is not much to expect but once you get inside it’s very carefully laid out to fit lots in. Entrance...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo but there is plenty to see. Plenty of easy car parking and reasonable entry prices. It is on the side of a hill so be prepared for walking up and down! Good cafe with small menu but ideal for everyone,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shop, cafe and toilets are all by reception, so once you are in it is just animals and a play park. This for me is excellent, you can get engrossed with talks, handling sessions and watching the animals with no distractions. I have never...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having now been to well over 50 zoos and "animal places" around the country, I have a very clear idea of what I do and don't like. Exmoor Zoo would be on my list of top ten zoos to visit and is one that I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can see why this place has been given lots of awards! I took my daughter along to exmoor zoo during our recent trip to north Devon. What a place! We held bugs, fed wallabies and had a talk on vulnerable birds at the education...More

Thank Bex3234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On entry we were signposted to various talks which made the day very interesting.All members of staff were courteous well mannered and knowledgable.The catering was well priced.It was a perfect day for our two grandchildren aged nine and eleven.

Thank jdj48
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family of two adults and two children (5 and 9). The eldest loves animals and this was just heaven for her. I'm not usually a fan of the zoo but this is a great, interesting and exciting place. There was so...More

Thank Fiona A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful day at Exmoor Zoo. Lots of fascinating creatures including some really unusual ones like the Binturong. The talks by the various keepers were great and we petted an alpaca and fed wallabies as well as getting close to the cheetahs and...More

Thank claire958
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Feltin
28 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Hi Childs prices are 3-15 inclusive. Regards Lynn
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Jayne S
24 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Hi Jayne we do not charge until children are 3 years old, so they will both be free of charge. Regards Lynn
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Denise Y
18 July 2017|
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Hi Carers are on a one to one basis with disabled persons and with ID are £6.50. Children are £9.50 or disabled child £8.50 Regards Lynn
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