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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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Excellent day out for young and old.

I went for a days photography course, absolutely excellent and so enjoyable, learnt a great deal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
debbiewM1156RA
Not ur average zoo !

Took my 18month grandson for a visit. It's very up n down & the only toilets are at the top at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison W
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Manchester, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (51 reviews)
“unusual animals” (46 reviews)
“sand cats” (40 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for a days photography course, absolutely excellent and so enjoyable, learnt a great deal. A lovely zoo, where children (and adults) can be involved with the animals. Everyone was friendly, and the animals were well cared for and obviously much loved. Well worth...More

Thank debbiewM1156RA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 18month grandson for a visit. It's very up n down & the only toilets are at the top at the entrance. some of the enclosures were empty even though they had the information on the outside. Lots of birds n cats. But no...More

2  Thank Alison W
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

"Vive la difference"! Zoos should not all be generic! Exmoor climate will only let certain animals live without effecting their welfare. Enjoy the unusual and the unique from "Singing dogs to fishing cats, from hunting dogs to maned wolves, from Crowned pigeons to frogmouths, from...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday, in November, so it was really cold and quiet! This zoo is HUGE in comparison, and coming from Bristol we were expecting it to be similar to Bristol Zoo (compact). it's really not. The animals have a huge area to...More

Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back for the most fabulous day with our three children at exmoor zoo! This place is amazing, staff are so friendly and knowledgeable, even I learnt lots of new things. I've been to lots if zoos and they are normally overpriced, boring and...More

Thank Rubybrightstar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very much liked the hands-on approach of this zoo--handling the snakes, feeding the wallabies, etc.--and its educational aspect. I learned a lot. However, I felt very sad for the larger and more intelligent animals forced to live in such cramped quarters. It's heartbreaking, actually....More

Thank jennyamberton
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Okay thank you for your opinion. This review expresses a general feeling that it is unspecific to any animal we have here? Come and look for yourselves but we would not be able to sleep at night if this really was the scenario. You have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A reall good day for the kids. This is th 5th zoo keeper experi nice my children have done and by far the best. They fed, mucked out and brushed lots of animals and were hosted by a very knowledgeable zoo keeper. The zoo is...More

Thank Matt A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit yesterday on a drizzly gray day with our 2 autistic kids 7 and 4 ! We arrived and needed a quick dash to the toilet after 90 minutes driving, the toilets were very clean , so first impression was great !...More

Thank alexg765
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family with adults, a teenager and a pre schooler. Saw some wonderful animals but the best bit was the talks given by the education team. In particular, we saw a number given by Steve and he was knowledgeable and informative with a friendly...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Exmoor Zoo to do the Ranger for a Day experience - our third child just turned 8 and she couldn't wait for it to be her turn to do the experience. Time and time again we say this is...More

Thank 50cab50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family group ranging from 9 months to 67 and all had a great time. Lush green surroundings and all animals appeared well looked after. The talks were enjoyable and staff very knowledgeable. A little pricey for the size however I fully understand...More

Thank 37000ft
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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
25 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
19 July 2017|
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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
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