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Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park

Summerleaze Farm, Axminster EX13 7RA, England
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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 

Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Such a lovely place. Baby meerkats last year - armadillo this year. So good, we bought a season ticket for our god daughter. Gets better every year. Last year we commented on the lack of seating in the paddock, (especially needed by recycled teenagers like me).This year lots and lots of seating. Thank you for listening. Definitely see you next... More 

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

Thanks for your review, we are adding to our range of species all the time . Annual memberships are great value. We try and take on board visitor comments as we are constantly trying to improve. Hopefully see you again soon :-) More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Best small zoo I've ever visited. Beautifully set out, some unusal animals, all the animals looked very healthy and happy with well thought out enclosures. Not huge but reasonably priced and well worth a visit.

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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. We try and have varied species in the park and keep enclosures roomy and as natural as possible. Many people in the exeter area haven't heard of us so spread the word :-) More 

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