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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

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Address: North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
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A gem of a find!

Looks unassuming from the outside but was recommended by a friend; fantastic place to spend the day with our two year old who enjoyed getting close to chickens, ducks, wallabies... read more

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Looks unassuming from the outside but was recommended by a friend; fantastic place to spend the day with our two year old who enjoyed getting close to chickens, ducks, wallabies and a very noisy peacock!! Staff were warm, welcoming and knowledge but the real star of the show was the cafe! Fantastic food and service and plenty of dairy free... More 

Thank cfcgal
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here last week after coming across a leaflet for it in the Jamaica inn. Really glad we made the trip, friendly and knowledgable staff, the talk given at the otter feeding was very informative as was the bird of prey talk. Lovely grounds with free roaming wallabies, including a very lovely hand reared one, deer (we didn't see the... More 

Thank nickinoo57
Wells, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressed with this gem - stumbled across the place initially and wasn't expecting too much as quite humble appearance from the outside and its website, but spent a great day here. The animals all seem really happy and well looked after - of course the otters were great but the free range wallabies were a particular highlight. The staff... More 

Thank Greg E
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place! Animals are well cared for and the staff are friendly and accommodating. The restaurant serves great food which is freshly made to order and not too expensive. Great day out!

Thank Angie W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I have been visiting the Sanctuary for over 12 years now and it never fails to disappoint. We arrived just before lunch and took a walk through the woods, the deer we were told were not to be fed on this visit and were very standoffish all being sat together at the top of the right had... More 

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Rowley Regis, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us really enjoyed this place. There are Asian and British otters and birds of prey feeding talks which were really very interesting. Rhys was our guide on both talks and did a fantastic job Roaming free in other parts of the grounds are peacocks, peahens, wallabies, deer, chickens, and rabbits. The baby deer that had been hand... More 

Thank Jan C
South Devon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place , baby otters were so cute and so many lovely animals to see and lots are very friendly especially the 3 legged tiny deer . Taking the kids back today as we went as a couple last time .

Thank Sadiewoo
Level Contributor
94 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place! We pulled up and it didn't look like the kind of place we would like to visit but once we got to the attraction, it was brilliant. We intended on spending a couple to hours there but ended up spending the whole day here. The otters are beautiful! The staff are very knowledgeable and... More 

Thank Jerry-raff
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's like a mini zoo with quite a few different animals to see. The keepers obviously love what they do and give good talks on the otters and birds. Enjoyed spending a few hours here (doesn't fill a whole day).

Thank Adam W
Level Contributor
66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely natural local attraction that will take a good 3-4 hours to enjoy properly. Good value for a family day out on a cloudier day. Nice cafe with good cake and lunches though you can bring a picnic. Wallabies otters, birds of prey, meerkats and more all in good enclosures and very well looked after. Really knowledgeable and friendly staff... More 

Thank Matt D

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