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Axe Valley Wildlife Park

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Address: Summerleaze Farm, Axminster EX13 7RA, England
Phone Number: 01297 34472
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A wildlife park set in the East Devon countryside

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Delightful range of small anmals and birds

My party of 40 senior citizens thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this delightful and very well maintained wildlife park which will appeal to people of all ages. It is just the right... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Graham W
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a higgledipiggledy place with lots more animals than I imagined it would have. I went with my baby and toddler, my toddler very much enjoyed the day out, there were a few play areas interspersed around the park including a nice musical play set which helped keep his interest. The main thing to let this place down was... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My party of 40 senior citizens thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this delightful and very well maintained wildlife park which will appeal to people of all ages. It is just the right size for parents with young children and older people with walking difficulties who get tired easily. I've visited several other wildlife parks but have never seen so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Me and my partner visited here around 3 years ago whilst on holiday in bridport and it was small but we spent hours here! We were amazed by the fact it was someones private collection. Today we returned and we were so glad that we did, the park has been expanded and looks better than ever, with new animals and... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. The park is changing by the day at the moment therefore I am sure every time you visit you will see something new😃 we are also having a baby boom, lots of new spring arrivals to see including four leopard cat kittens and eleven raccoon dog pups😃. Visit us again soon 😃 More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Felt compelled to write a review as this is such a fantastic place to visit with young children. Our 18mth old daughter enjoyed herself enormously here today. There's lots of interaction with so many animals we'd never even heard of before. It's low key and understated compared to other large commercial zoos but has a huge collection of animals that... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We try and keep things simple and relaxed and that seems to be important to our visitors. Visit us again soon 😀 More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

a day enjoyed over the easter holidays...lots things and animals to see..,plenty parking .. reasonable prices.. lots info from the teaching lectures a day well worth going to ... really good enjoyable dat.

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks give your review. We are pleased all your family enjoyed their day with us. Come along to another activity day in May half term they are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 😃😃 More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

2x Adults and a nearly 3 year old. Weather was absolutely great and this place was fantastic. It isn't huge but big enough and packs a punch, lots to do and the lead lady who does all the talks and bad jokes :) is very energetic and enthusiastic and comes across well. Lots of animal shows and interactions and my... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great that you had good weather and enjoyed the park and activities even Marie's bad jokes 😃😃 We take on board your comments and hope you visit us again soon 😃 More 

Invernes
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A visitor group comprising a 2 year old, her grandparents and a teacher form a challenging set of customers but Axe Valley Wildlife Park (AVWP) hit the target for all of them. Adequate dedicated parking close by led straight to the entrance where a friendly recptionist provided guidance, a map and small bags of bird feed. The enclosures for those... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We try and cater for all ages and keep the park relaxed and friendly. We think it is important to educate our visitors whilst having fun at the same time. Please visit us again very soon 😃😃 More 

Bicester
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic day out, entertained my children for a full day. Good variety of animals, loved the 'shows' as my children called them, creepy crawlies, reptiles, furry animals, all around 40 minutes. Glitter tattoos. Got to see lots of new baby animals in the park too. Three play areas for varying ages. Staff couldn't be more helpful, caring for the animals... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review it's great that you spent all day with us. Our talks and handling sessions are very popular. We will take on board your comments about food for the children and hope you visit us again 😃😃 More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit in 2 years. It was great the place is clean I dont feel I need to hold on to the children for fear of falling into water while looking at the ducks as it is barriered nicely. There are 2 different sets of childrens play equipment/areas for differnt ages which the girls loved. The roaming... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We try and cater for all ages and it sounds like your two and five year old both really enjoyed their day as well as yourselves. We have mixed opinions about a gift shop. We do now sell sell small pocket money gifts and. small axe valley merchandise 😃😃 More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We bought annual membership in February and have visited 4 times this year already. Every time we see something different. Our 16 month old daughter loves it. The staff are friendly and the animals are clearly happy as they are all breeding and we can't wait for our next visit. Maybe this time the baby joey may be awake! !... More 

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DevonPeacock, Owner at Axe Valley Wildlife Park, responded to this review

It's great that you have taken out annual membership, it us great value for money and the park is literally changing by the day. We have many zoo babies at the moment , and as you say the animals must be happy and well cared for to breed 😃😃 More 

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