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Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park

Summerleaze Farm, Axminster EX13 7RA, England
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Axminster
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Cardiff, Wales
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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

Honiton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A fantastic wildlife park with is always expanding and adding new species, the most exciting recent addition has probably got to be the pair of servals. There is always lots to see ranging from lemurs and meerkats to zebras. Probably my favourite species to see on a regular basis are the raccoon dogs and coatis, as well as the newly... More

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

Thanks for your review, we are rapidly expanding and adding new species. The variation of animals is always acsurprise when people visit the park . We are glad you are enjoying them and hope you continue to visit us :-). More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great park, which is always growing! Only living a short distance away, my brother and I cycled over. We left our bikes with the cars and entered a well supplied café and seating area, with lots of merchandise and cakes galore! With a lot of animals to visit, we took our time going around, stopping for lunch on one of... 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 animals are well cared for as you say and we are adding to our collection all the time. Our activity days are popular giving people the chance to get hands on with the animals. Hopefully we will see you again soon . More

Teignmouth, Devon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My nephew (then 20 months) and I visited this place a couple of months ago. It was a bit of a risk as was about an hour and a half away and I didn't know of anyone else who had been there. Glad to say I wasn't at all disappointed! The park is a lot bigger than you would first... More

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

Thanks for your review it's good that you decided to travel a fair way to see us and enjoyed liked what you found. We are always adding to our collection of animals and birds. Our cafe and gift shop are limited as we have decided that we would rather at the moment, focus on the animals and putting any resource... More

Colyton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We visited yesterday with our granddaughter and her friend. I live only a short distance away and did not even know of this Park's existence until told by a friend Perhaps that is part of its charm.. It is not over commercialised. I am registered disabled and have to use crutches at all times. This park is very much made... More

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

Thanks for your review and glad you gave now found us. We try to nit go down the commercial route and stay quaint and quirky, sounds like you agree with that . All ages can enjoy the park hopefully see you again soon :-) More

BRISTOL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were looking on various websites for a budget day out and noticed Axe Valley Animal Park it appealed as we like very un-commercial places so it ticked all our boxes . It looked very rustic when we got there but what a surprise, just as we got into the park Marie the education officer was feeding the otters and... More

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

Thanks for your review glad that you found us and enjoyed your day. We are trying to stay quaint and quirky and not go down the commercial route. Our activity days are proving popular and Marie seems to be keeping everyone entertained all day possibly even get a few laughs at her jokes :-) yes all the money we raise... More

chard
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent park good value for money great for the younger children thoroughly enjoyed the day we spent there.

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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 the park and are local so spread the word for us. Come. And visit again soon :-) More

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