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Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park

Address: Summerleaze Farm, Axminster EX13 7RA, England
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Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A very nice little park for the children ,lots to see and do .A good selection of interesting birds and mammals , plus of course ice creams and e-number drinks ,a really pleasant cafe for mum and dad ; or better still there is a fishing lake at the back full of carp, roach and rudd .the lake is all... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks fir the review sounds like all family members were happy with their visit. Glad you enjoyed the park and the lake as you are local remember to recommend us to friends 😃😃hopefully see you again soon More 

Axminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really interesting lots of different animals to see.You can walk around several times and see something different.Animals clean and well cared for.Staff helpful and friendly.Small coffee shop to have a relaxing cuppa. Play area for the smaller children .kids will love it

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed your day. We can see you live locally, tell all you friends about us and come back and visit soon 😃If you visit us more than three times a year it may be worth looking at our annual membership 😃😃😃😃 More 

somerset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

A small animal park, reasonable amount of animals & birds, kids enjoyed themselves, it is just a little dated & needs some upgrading in places, we visited in half term & was majorly surprised that there was hardly any food to be had, not good when you have 3 hungry children, owner said they had been caught on the hop... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

We are glad the children had a good day. We have a programme to update some of the older areas of the park and are working through it in priority order. With regards to the food, we do remember that day and whilst it was half term we were even busier than our busy days and yes we did get... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Far more interesting than first thought. A good and interesting selection of birds and wildlife. A great and educational place for children with lots for them to see and do.

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks fir your review, we have a wide range if different species here at the park and try to educate our visitors whilst having fun sat the same time, why not come along to our activity afternoon on our last opening day this year, Sunday 14th December. Fun starts at 1230 lots of fun, educational meet and greet sessions with... More 

Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We took the grandchildren here and they loved it - us too! The gentle relaxed farm has various birds that wander around you as well as many in pens and aviaries. Tiny paths lead between the animals and birds and the children just loved to be so close to them. There is a small tea area where you can have... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review , we are glad you enjoyed your visit at our wildlife park we try and cater for all ages. It us important to yest fat the visitors can relax and get close to the animals:-). Why not pop along on our last day of opening this year Sunday 14th December when from 1230 we have meet... More 

2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

excellent place for families with young children. Fine for pushchair access and would recommend a couple of bags of bird feed from reception. Reasonably priced and lots to see. Enjoyed it loads.

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit, all the family can enjoy the park it's great for little ones. Feeding the free range birds is popular. We will hopefully see you again soon :-) More 

KashyD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have been to this park three times and each time a new experience. (The cages and enclosures do need updating and cleaned a bit more often). But that is the ONLY downside to this park, It is run by a local family Grandparents to grandchildren and everyone of them are amazing. The animal keeper is so passionate about animals... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, all our enclosures are updated as often as possible and we try and do this in order of priority. We are glad you enjoyed the witch's visit this is Marie our education officer not an animal keeper she keeps everyone entertained whilst making the talks educational too. :-) More 

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We visited with our three year old. We all absolutely loved it. Lots to see, great playgroup and lovely cake. Would highly recommend as also good value for money.

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed your day with us, hopefully see you again soon :-) More 

Cardiff, Wales
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Visited recently with our 9 month old baby. He loved seeing all the animals and birds and we enjoyed it too! The park is a nice size for an afternoon visit with a café for refreshments. All the animals looked well looked after and there is a large area with paddocks for larger animals. Lots of more unusual animals too.... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We like to think we are not commercial and glad you agree:-) come and visit us again soon :-) More 

Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited here with my family while on holiday in Seaton the first week in Sept 14. I'd driven up here and seen it from the outside before but it did not look anything special. We decided this time to give it a try. I have to say we were not disappointed. For a start when entering we realised it... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we realise the outside of the park probably doesn't do us justice therefore that is on the list for a makeover :-) our activity days are very popular as people can join in and get involved the next ones are half term. We are a smaller friendly business and want to keep it that way, glad... More 

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