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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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Fantastic Understated Day Out

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Brian_R_Taylor
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW 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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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ We take on board your comments and hope you visit us again soon πŸ˜ƒ More 

Invernes
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ More 

Bicester
1 review
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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ 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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ 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 πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ More 

Chard
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

First visit happily surprised, lots of animals to see, very good & enjoyable talks the kids enjoyed holding & touching the insects & replies, spent the whole day there will definitely be visiting again.

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

It sounds like you all enjoyed your first visit to us and will be returning which is great. If you visit on an activity day in the holidays it is definitely a full day outπŸ˜ƒ visit us again soon πŸ˜ƒ More 

County Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This a great Wildlife park with interesting animals such as mammals,birds'reptiles and insects! 3 generations of our family enjoyed the park so we highly recommended it. The insect show was AWESOME and we all conquered our fears of creepy crawlies! The staff and volunteers were nice and helpful.

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

Thanks for your review. We try and keep a good range of different species some more unusual than others. All ages are catered for and we are glad you had a good day. Our team of staff and volunteers are passionate about their work and hopefully that shines through πŸ˜ƒ.visit us again soon πŸ˜„ More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited yesterday, what a fabulous place!! Lots of animals and birds that are very well cared for, brilliant talks by the animal experts and a hands on experience for all that want to get up close!! Marie the education officer was just brilliant with the children and they came away with facts about the animals that they are sharing with... More 

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

Thanks fior taking the time to write your review. Our talks and hands on sessions are proving to be very popular with our visitors. We feel it is important for everyone to learn about our creatures whilst having fun at the same time. Hopefully see you again soon. πŸ˜ƒ More 

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