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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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Lovely, friendly zoo.

Having read the reviews on the zoo and petty comments complaining about the rain, which no one can... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Lincoln, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great day out

Came on a rainy day in the week and got to say really enjoyed my day. The Zoo is smaller than some... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Clark J
Frome, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (51 reviews)
“unusual animals” (46 reviews)
“sand cats” (40 reviews)
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews on the zoo and petty comments complaining about the rain, which no one can alter, not even the good people of north Devon, I was pleased the weather was nice, not too hot, not too cold and dry. Perfect for a...More

Thank gazNaiden
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Came on a rainy day in the week and got to say really enjoyed my day. The Zoo is smaller than some of the bigger Zoos and Safari parks but offers great day out with lots of chances to get closer to the animals. Food...More

Thank Clark J
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Visited on an overcast Friday on a weekend break to Devon. The zoo was quiet and bigger than we expected - it took us several hours to get round all of it. There was a good variety of animals. We particularly enjoyed the sand cats...More

Thank sspaakko
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This zoo is one of the best we have visited. The variety of exhibits and animals is very good. The animals appear healthy and without stress. The viewing paths and structures are strong and offer good vantage points. The signage is helpful and informative. The...More

1  Thank KNCooper
Reviewed 17 September 2016

With small provincial zoos you don't expect too much but this one was really good. Clean, well laid out and quite compact. No large animals (Reindeers probably the biggest) but there are a lot of other species (many cats) in cages and pens allowing them...More

Thank Antony B
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A must see if your in North Devon for a holiday for a week. If you've got a cloudy day & don't think the beach is going to be nice, ideal for this. We found a couple of vouchers in one of the pubs that...More

Thank barhumbug2014
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the Zoo today as the last part of our holiday to Devon. The zoo is smaller than zoos like Paignton's, but is big enough to complete in a few hours, has a wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff and animals looked well looked after and...More

Thank Readingismybag
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Recently visited here, on a bad weather day, lots to do here and the animals are well cared for and in great condition. Loved seeing the "Exmoor Beast" as they call him the big black leopard. Wide range of animals to see. We particularly loved...More

1  Thank Toni M
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Spent the morning here after 1 hour drive whilst on holiday there was mainly cats and monkeys here children got bit bored as not much to do for them talks did not get children involved no shows ect talks were very long and children got...More

Thank jennyshipley1
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Talks start at 11.00am , alpaca meet & stroke 11.30, bug handling 12.00, wallaby feed and petting 12.30, spider handling 1.00, cheetah talk 1.30, snake handling 2.00, furry babies 2.30 and so on until 4.15 which is the last activity (the exmoor beast talk) -...More

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having visited many Zoos around the world, this is one of the best smaller Zoos in the UK. The enclosures fit well into the gently sloping hillside, which is imaginatively planted with sub tropical plants. Most of the structures are of natural wood, which give...More

Thank XSeb666
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Hi Childs prices are 3-15 inclusive. Regards Lynn
Jayne S
24 July 2017|
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
Denise Y
18 July 2017|
Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
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