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Address: Summerleaze Farm, Axminster EX13 7RA, England
Phone Number: 01297 34472
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Description: A wildlife park set in the East Devon countryside

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Awesome park, well cared for animals & very knowledgable staff

This little gem was a fabulous day out! It was just busy enough to make for a nice atmosphere but not so busy you couldn't get near the displays. The wildlife shows were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This little gem was a fabulous day out! It was just busy enough to make for a nice atmosphere but not so busy you couldn't get near the displays. The wildlife shows were interesting, informative & we didn't feel rushed along. 7 & 15 year olds were both highly entertained! Definitely going back!!!!

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

Thanks for your review. Sounds like you visited on an activity day. I'm glad we kept the 7 and 15 year old entertained we like to think we cater for all ages. We concentrate on education whilst having fun at the same time 😀😀visit again soon More 

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It must be at least two years since we last visited this wildlife park. Wow how it's changed, the place is a Tardis, bigger on the inside... We had a really good afternoon, but to be honest with all the talks and activities you could spend the day with ease. We were so impressed we decided to do the membership... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We are a lot bigger than people expect with over forty enclosures. Our activity days are very popular and many people do stay all day😃 our education officer tries to make our activities as entertaining as possible. Annual membership is great value as you only have to visit four times a year and it's paid for... More 

Staines, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful place! Lovely variety of animals and plenty of interaction with the animals - reptile holding, meercat feeding, armoured animal talk and ferret racing to name but a few. Very friendly staff. Very worthy of a day out.

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

Thanks for your review. We have many different species here at the park and interaction with the animals is important to us. Our activity days are very popular in the school holidays. Our staff are passionate about what they do and always take time to talk to the visitors 😃😃 visit again soon 😃 More 

Wallingford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited here on recommendation from the Tripadvisor app and I'm really glad we did. This is quite a small (comparatively speaking) park between Charmouth and Axminster that has a good selection of animals that are well presented and interesting. There is a clear educational intent which benefitted our children with the displays and talks. It could be better signposted... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We do have around forty enclosures at the park and as you say it is our aim to educate visitors whilst also having fun. Our activity days are popular because iof this. As we grow we are planning on different signage on the road in the future 😃😃 More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a great opportunity for our children to see birds/animals that they wouldn't ordinarily and the talks throughout the day were interesting. I'm not sure that we would return though and other animal attractions are better quality. I think they are keen to improve all the time though. Prices reasonable, parking fine.

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

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you visited us on an activity day where a lot of our talks are undercover so if the weather is dismal you can enjoy them without getting wet 😃 we have over forty enclosures therefore we feel it is good value for money. It us difficult to compare to other attractions we... More 

Bridport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was a very pleasant surprise to discover this place. There is a wide variety of animals, a good mixture and all well kept. The staff were all very friendly and we watched two presentations. Worth a visit.

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

Thanks for your review we are glad you have now discovered where we are😃 The park is changing all the time , our activity days which are usually on a Tues , Wed, Thurs or Friday are popular as visitors can get hands on with some of our residents 😃😃 More 

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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Took my young family to Axe Valley and found the close, easy to see animals great fun! It's a very affordable day out which concentrates mainly on the animals (though there is a small play area too) decent variety of animals though had a lot of birds, waders and water birds (which I liked) Easy to miss as not many... More 

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

Thank you for your review. You are right we do focus on the animals at the park, whilst we appreciate families may need play areas etc our priority is to make sure our visitors can get close to our animals and see many different species. Visit again soon 😃😃 More 

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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Visited here today, ample parking available and reasonably priced, with various packaged prices/concessions. Small cafe on site offering sandwiches, pastries and drinks. Lots of flies and wasps in there, could do with an electric fly zapper and not a fly catcher strip hanging in the eating area with many dead flies on it! Perhaps even a door screen/beads would help... More 

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

Thanks for your review. Many tourist attractions are having problems with wasps and flies this year they are a particular nuisance. We are doing our best to keep on top of the problem and do have a zapper. Our educational and fun talks and shows on activity days are very popular and many visitors comment on how good they are... More 

Leigh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stayed locally on holiday and took my 11 year old daughter here. There were some interesting birds and mammals and the park is well kept. We were there for about an hour and a half and we didn't rush, so it may be only worth visiting if passing by or if like us were only staying 5 minutes from... More 

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

Thanks for your review. The amount of time that each family spends in the park does vary. We do have around forty enclosures with different species in each. For the older children there is a free quiz to keep them entertained in the way round the park. We also offer bird good to feed our free range birds and our... More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

a lovely little hidden treasure in a beautiful part of the countryside. the interaction the kids have with a wide variety of animals is superb, even great when the weather is not too good as it's quite small your never too far from a toilet,hand wash facilities,cafe etc. Would also be great for the older generation aswell as young kids.... More 

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

Thanks for your review. It is important to us that all ages can enjoy the park. We run activity days to ensure visitors can get hands on experience with some of our residents. This is educational whilst fun at the same time . Visit again soon 😃 More 

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