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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
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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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Lovely little zoo, packed with a variety of different animals. Our favourites were the pumas, cheetahs & sandcats. Went along to the cheetah feed and talk in the afternoon and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely little zoo, packed with a variety of different animals. Our favourites were the pumas, cheetahs & sandcats. Went along to the cheetah feed and talk in the afternoon and found it most enjoyable to watch the cheetahs having a row over who got the last bit of meat & the woman who did the talk on it was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived as a family of four - 2 adults one 3 year old and one 2 year old. It cost £38.00 for all of us including a brochure. We began our journey through the differently numbered well informed cages/pens/enclosures (whatever is PC). The first few pens seemed empty but we were informed by a grounds person that depending on... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

What a lovely little zoo, even though it is over a small area, there is a LOT to see! We went in early March and it was a freezing cold day but the keepers were so passionate about the various animals it was actually a joy to be there! The most amazing thing about this zoo is the encounter area!... More 

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Llanboidy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited with mum, partner and 2 year old on a cold day in march but had a great day. Saw loads of animas id never heard of before. Nice staff welcoming and helpful. We had a lovely lunch in the café and even though it was cold managed to stay 3 hours easily and would have spent longer if the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Not normally one for zoos, I absolutely loved this one. All the animals look very healthy and happy. The keepers obviously love their charges and are very informative when you ask them questions. Nice little cafe. A bit muddy when we were there but so was everywhere. This may have changed my opinions about zoos. I now see that they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always have a wonderful time at the zoo one of my favourite places to visit and my family love it to. Zoo is always beautiful to wonder around no matter the weather

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A little muddy but what can you expect from Exmoor in February! Every animal looked well cared for and those braving the weather we keen to investigate us. The Popcorn Bear really does smell of popcorn!

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dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Spent a cold March day at this lovely little zoo. Staff very friendly and approachable in all areas. As mentioned in previous reviews some animals I had never seen or heard of before and a lot seem to approach fences which was a highlight for me. Quite a lot of building work going on to expand and improve, so I... More 

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

a great day out for both adults and kids. The zoo is well laid out and there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The cafe serves good basic food and is value for money. The zoo is located on the edge of Exmoor between S.Molton and Blackmoor Gate in beautiful countryside. Well worth a visit

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Absolutely brilliant! As we were staying in the area thought we would give it a go.As there were 6 of us we got a discount (parties of 4 or more),the weather was cold but dry.The keepers are all full of enthusiasm,and we even managed to get a 1-1 talk from a keeper who was stroking a 12 st black leopard... More 

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