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Exmoor Zoo

South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
01598 763352
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good... more » Owner description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good rapport with the North Devon community and offers a very hand on experience for all its visitors.Activities run throughout the day (every half hour in summer), you get to meet a bird eating spider, hold a snake, feed wallabies (under supervision), meet some of the zoos friendly furry animals and of course go to all the talks and feeding sessions (if you can)!Home to the “Exmoor Beast” (a pair of black leopards), Puma, Cheetah, Maned wolves, monkeys and lots of other unusual animals like Tamandua, Fishing cats, Tapir, Singing dogs and Binturong to just name a few! The zoo is a living place with changes all the time; no visit is ever quite the same.Useful information:• Disabled access (wheelchair provision and scooter hire)• Activities through out the day• Cafeteria• Children’s playground• Undercover picnic areas• Zoo trail. « less
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a great day out while on holiday in Devon! Saw a leaflet for the zoo and had a 10% discount card, so decided to give it a go! Excellent value for money and such a wide-range of animals. Staff were very friendly and the zoo was very well kept, neat and tidy. One of the best zoo's we have... More

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We went to Exmoor Zoo while on holiday in Devon and it was well worth a visit. It has been some years since we have been to a zoo and this one didn't disappoint. It's not huge but there is enough there to keep everyone entertained. The handling sessions were interesting and I was even brave enough to hold a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Took the grandsons to the zoo for a day out. Not sure what to expect but they had a great time. Handling sessions were well presented. Staff were knowledgable and willing to answer any questions. The play area is good for getting the kids to run off excess energy and the cafe does good food should you get hungry. The... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

So many animals in places like these look unkept and sad,however my daughters and i thoroughly enjoyed our day out here.The entrance fee cost £11.95 per adult and once in we saw various birds and animals including snakes,owls,parrots,wolves and meerkats too.The zoo itself was nicely set out and well sign posted as well as wheelchair friendly too even hiring the... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Visited Exmoor Zoo today, had a fab time. All the staff were so friendly, helpful and informed us of lots of great facts about various animals/birds/reptiles. Well worth the entrance fee. Café is great with wonderful food and drinks. All the animals were active, healthy and lots especially the monkeys enjoyed posing for photos!!! Superb day out with my Grand-daughter... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

I believe it was "Gandhi" that said we only love what we know and we only know what we taught so a very big thank you for taking on board what we trying to do! We have to entertain, we want to conserve and hopefully without too many visitors overtly noticing we try and educate (a little)! Really glad you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Don't be put off by the initial appearance! Once inside we thought we had come to just a zoo farm type place, they DONT do a family ticket despite what some leaflets describe but you can find discount vouchers in local guides. The map takes some getting used to before you get your bearings and the signposting isn't brilliant! BUT... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

No family ticket but £1.00 off per individual on a group of four or over? Actually a better deal than our family ticket which we stopped a couple of years ago! We do like you to return so we do our best to make you welcome and enjoy your day with us - glad you did and thanks for your... More

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing day out. Good value and super well mannered and informative staff. The Zoo is a great day out, my daughter and I enjoyed every minute of our visit today. The animals all look in great health and are obviously well looked after. Having visited over numerous years, its lovely to see all the huge improvements new animals and... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Good value, informed staff, tasty food, healthy animals - thank you! Glad you visit regularly and look forward to the improvements. Thanks for your review. More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

excellent zoo spent all day there literally,loads of animals including possibly the exmoor beast.as well as cheetahs and various others.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Two of the cheetahs are new to the zoo and the talk and feeding session is always interesting and a little different as the new girls get used to the old male cheetah (Dave)! Harmony at the moment which probably means no cheetah kittens but at least they are cohabiting! Yes lots of animals, but you need to find them... More

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with our 8 year old. Fabulous variety of animals. We loved the big cats which we managed to see up close during feeding time. My son also enjoyed the talk and handling session with a pole cat, armadillo, meerkat, rabbits and guinea pigs. We particularly liked the way that picnic tables were set out at... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Children love the playground here but hey need to be seen. So we have tried to ensure that if their guardians sit down they have some options in or out of the sun where they can see them! "Furries" at 1430 hours each day in the summer is also an excellent contact session - where else could you get a... More

Newport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had a lovely afternoon at the zoo. It was very clean and despite it being quite small, there was plenty to see. The staff are very knowledgeable and approachable and can tell you the animal's history and their names! There are feeding sessions detailed in the brochure which you are given when you arrive. I would recommend going to these... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourself! We like the food here so it is good to hear that our visitors do as well! Some of the baguettes in the summer are awesome and the panini's always go down a treat on colder days! All the talks are and handling sessions are often done by different keepers depending on the day and we... More

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