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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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In need of serious work or calling it a day

We visited today as it looked like a smaller but interesting attraction. The staff in the entrance... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good and bad points.

Visited with young family. The good points some rare animals the children loved the wolves and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
michael r
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today as it looked like a smaller but interesting attraction. The staff in the entrance shed were friendly and promoted the membership option to us for when our little boy is a bit bigger. Despite it being a Saturday it was quite quiet....More

Thank PurpleAbsinthe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with young family. The good points some rare animals the children loved the wolves and the otters. The Saxon village was great and they have some great trees. The bad points everything looks very run down. The play areas need to be updated/improved. Can't...More

Thank michael r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and often take our grandchildren over half term. As they have grown up they seem to find different parts of interest. This year the Saxon village was better than ever! The copper necklace carving was great and our little girls loved that...More

Thank clairep484
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with our children 4 and 10 during October half term week and thoroughly enjoyed our day. We got there at about 11 am and just in time for the first talk about Red Squirrels. Overall there were 4 talks and really interesting....More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard about Wildwood Escot from a friend. Although I have lived in Devon for almost three years now I'd never heard of it. It really is a hidden gem. As soon as I heard they had wolves there I was planning my visit, using...More

Thank LancashireJavabean
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 October 2017

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 5 October 2017

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 5 October 2017 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 October 2017 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
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2 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
26 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