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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

Address: North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
Phone Number: 01566 785646
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Launceston Cornwall
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We love this park and have returned many times with our Grandchildren. It offers so much more than just otters. All the animals and birds look well looked after and some roam free to the enjoyment of the children. Cafe was good too with fresh produce.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

An excellent place! Easy to find, nice and close to the otters, very friendly and informative staff, lovely little forest walk where you can feed deer, spot wallabies and other animals. Ducks galore! Great little cafe which serves lovely homemade food. Oh and the most adorable, friendly 3 legged deer that has run of the whole place. Great place for... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Easy to find, excellent parking. Bring a picnic or eat at their own facility. Good clean toilets. Wonderful staff who fall over themselves to be helpful. Delightful wooded walking area with deer that feed from your hands. Loads of wallabies which you can also hand feed. Lots of otters. Bit smelly but then that's otters!! Very interesting talk by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A charming and well-run sanctuary, wild-life park and walking area, plenty of information about the different otters, birds of prey and other creatures. Also an excellent cafe for light refreshments. Worth a visit.

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I went with my husband and my parents in law in July, and had a fantastic time! Yes, we are all adults with no children, and we LOVED IT! The otters are unbelievably cute, and there are so many of them!, each with their own personalities! Learnt lots about them all from the otter feeding talk as well. Had a... More

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Dorset, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The otters are gorgeous, as are the deer, wallabies, rabbits etc who all have lovely interesting large enclosures. I personally hate seeing magnificent birds of prey tethered to perches or in (what I consider to be) too small cages. I can't help thinking they've never really been given a chance to spread their wings and fly. Maybe I'm being harsh... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A very nice little place which we enjoyed. It's not very big but the woodland walk kept our 2 and 5 year old amused for a short while. The Otter Feeding talks were very interesting and fun to watch. Lovely tea room where we had lunch. Well kept site and animals all look very happy and healthy. A good way... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The animals here are so well looked after. The herd of deer were wonderful the stag was magnificent. But the stars of the show was the adorable baby otters that were being hand reared. The staff were first class. There was plenty to see and we stayed longer than we had planed. The food in the cafe was very good... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Decided to go here as a break on journey down to St.Ives, really glad we did as had a great 3 hours wondering round looking at the Otters and Various birds and other animals. The talks where very informative and interesting and lots of opportunities for kids and adults to handle the owls & birds of prey. Otter feeding and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I have spent a wonderful afternoon taking in the wildlife around the park. Plenty to see and an obvious passion and dedication from the staff to provide a little paradise for the animals and birds. The environment and setting was perfect to relax and learn a great deal about the birds otters and other wildlife around the park. We had... More

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