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Exmoor Zoo

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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012...
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.
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Great little zoo....

Came here on a rainy afternoon. Great little zoo, lots of animals I'd not seen before and obvious that the owners are putting money into the enclosures and exhibits. Don't come... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Rushden, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Came here on a rainy afternoon. Great little zoo, lots of animals I'd not seen before and obvious that the owners are putting money into the enclosures and exhibits. Don't come expecting a ZSL style zoo, but you will get a small, more personal experience. The only minor niggle is the area immediately after the entrance, creates quite a bottleneck... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A recommendation brought us to Exmoor Zoo and although I thought this would not take long to visit it suprised me in its content. The animals are cared for in a well laid out environment and my wife and I enjoyed the visit and would recommend this to anyone in the area looking to find a entertaining place to visit.

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nottingham
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Me my husband and 3 children came to visit this zoo whilst we were on holiday and was quite a drive out from where we were staying but my gosh its so worth it!, i don't understand how people say its small!? I think its a really good size, love the fact they have animals that we've never seen at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was a last minute decision to go to the zoo during our visit to Devon but I'm so glad we did! We've been to lots of zoos but this was our favourite. My 5 year old loved the wildness of the place - the weaving paths and all the overgrown trees and bushes made it more exciting. There are... More 

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East Midlands England
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

After finally finding the zoo we parked up and entered the place. Entrance prices fair and we were given a map and list of feeding and talk times. We headed straight to the cheetah feeding which was informative and great to watch. It was nice to see the animals up so close and hear them talk! We walked to the... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great day out, the zoo is growing and growing. You can take a picnic to keep costs down. The kids will love it.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent Zoo with knowledgeable staff, Its a small zoo but plenty to keep you busy for most of the day. Otters & Porcupines, Armadillos & Alpacas. Lots happening, feeding time and talks throughout the day, reasonably price cafe on site. Very pleasant on a rainy day, 95% of animals can be seen and there is plenty of shelter throughout the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went to Exmoor zoo not expecting a great deal, how wrong we were. It is not manicured or neat with lots of 'keep off' notices it is wild and warm and exciting. The 'hands on' experience centre is great with knowledgeable and understanding staff, there is a great play area from where you can see the beautiful alpacas, balls... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We went with our three grandchildren to Exmoor Zoo for a "Walk on the Wild Side" experience. It was costly but worth every penny! We fed cheetahs and two endangered binterong bear cats, and went in the enclosures with the meerkats, tapir and singing dogs. Being (safely) within inches of a cheetah, as they take food from your hand was... More 

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Southampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited with 2 teenage daughters and had a lovely day. The zoo although small and felt cramped in places, has a very large selection of animals, some like the singing dogs and sand cats which we have never seen before. The monkeys were easy to see as were my favourites the meerkats. We were there for the cheetah feeding... More 

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