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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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Pleasant morning outing.

We saw quite a few animals. Only saw the wolves from a distance but were treated to witnessing... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue L
Gloucester, United Kingdom
It's pretty basic, but it's pretty good

Simple, good value and relaxing day out. Needs good weather, but easy to spend 5 hours here if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen B
Devon, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“drop slide” (42 reviews)
“wild boar” (40 reviews)
“red squirrel” (32 reviews)
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We saw quite a few animals. Only saw the wolves from a distance but were treated to witnessing playtime in the otter enclosure. That was wonderful. The woodland setting is beautiful. However the cafe leaves a lot to be desired. it is not the most...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simple, good value and relaxing day out. Needs good weather, but easy to spend 5 hours here if dry. The lady on the desk seemed a little uninterested when we entered and, not having been here before, we had to draw out of her the...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing walk and a tricky maze. Some wild animals to add interest but the burgers in the restaurant are really good. My son thinks they are just as good as the ones sold in Jamie Oliver's restaurants and the service is very friendly.

Thank Christie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Escot has gone downhill over the past couple of years. It is now overgrown, full of weeds and scruffy. The toilets in the café need attention and there is no hand dryer. I used to love visiting here but it's all so tatty and tired...More

Thank angel102017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reception staff very friendly and welcoming, a credit to you! Definitely first class service, thank you. Visited on the 29/08/17 @ about 11am. We upgraded to a membership which I was apprehensive as we hadn't visited the park before, we were absolutely not disappointed.....can't wait...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see and do. The children loved the high drop slide, the play area, and the trampoline. The talk about the wolves was very interesting.Plenty of wiildlife to see. You need to wear sensible footwear, as it can be muddy if wet. If...More

Thank RosieRoun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return visit after several years. The work with red squirrels has developed, and we had a lovely close encounter at feeding tie. Lots of areas to explore, animals to see, such as boar, wolves, otters and birds of prey- a great display of owls...More

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit & how I wish I had gone sooner! The children loved it, I loved it! Loads for the children to do, which was the objective, plus very educational, teaching them about the Saxon Village & that they could make their...More

Thank Jacks1961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the day here yesterday as have been wanting to visit the wolves for months. I did have to chuckle at some of the reviews on their facebook page saying the paths need updating and it's dirty and full of flies .. it's a 'Wildwood'...More

Thank daintyriches
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a hard place to review for me ,It had many good points and a few bad,but I still think very good .Ok lets do the good points first. The maze is huge,we ended up not finding the middle and crawled thou a small...More

Thank Jon B
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Questions & Answers
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