We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Exmoor Zoo

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 586 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 390
    Excellent
  • 158
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
This zoo has proved size does not matter

The zoo was a lot better than all the other i have been too. For a small zoo it was brilliant. The parking was very near the zoo entrance which was useful for my grandad who has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
finniusglasbrook
,
Bath, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

586 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the zoo as we was in the area. The prices were responsible for what was there. It was nice to see different types of birds and to see a sand cat which looks so cute. We visited the cafe and again not too bad in prices. There is alot of seating areas so you can take a picnic.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

The zoo was a lot better than all the other i have been too. For a small zoo it was brilliant. The parking was very near the zoo entrance which was useful for my grandad who has difficulty balancing. The entrance had no queues, even though it was peak season. All the animals looked happy and well fed. I would... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We really like Exmoor Zoo and had not been for nearly 12months, you can see the effort they are putting in and lots of new areas being/been created, we purchased an annual pass again as its a great place to just pop in for a few hours if you live local or a whole day if taking a family out,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It wasn't a great day as far as the weather went, so decided to visit the zoo, good choice as quite a few areas are undercover or enclosed so you can dodge the showers,, it was larger than i expected. There was quite a few meet and greet sessions as well talks and feeding times had we done all of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I have been a season ticket holder here for the last couple of years and can highly recommend visiting at any time of the year. Friendly, helpful staff and fantastic "hands on" experiences (not with the staff, just to clarify). The enclosures are well designed and planted, meaning that the site holds surprises whenever you visit. Some unusual animals, including... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited recently with our son and young grandson. We had a great day. There are so many animals to see with a huge variety of species on show. The enclosures are very well thought-out and provide the animals with as authentic environment as possible with plenty of plant cover/shelter - but equally they remain visible for visitors. All the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really great day despite a few showers. A lot bigger than expected. Knowledgeable staff with smiles on their faces, nice food in the cafe and lots of lovely animals including baby puma triplets. Will return when the wolves enclosure completed. Our nearly 6 and nearly 3 year old enjoyed stamping their sheets from the stamp boxes around the zoo and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

my husband arranged for me to do a Lemur experience on my birthday. I loved every minute of it, feeding lemurs and having them climb on me! Getting to see the baby black and white ruffed lemur babies was amazing! Took loads of photos (as usual). Lunch in the cafe was really good and fairly priced.We stayed for the rest... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

First time here and we loved it including the young girls. There is loads to see and do. Plenty of animals to see. If you are on a wheelchair please take extra care due to some "hills". Once you have looked at the animals there is an area for the kids to at and a café with good value food.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burntwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife and I visited here with our two children aged 3 and 5. There was plenty to see and do for the children although there is quite a lot of walking up and down hills involved. There was also a good sized play area for the children whilst we had our lunch. The highlight of the day was seeing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Exmoor Zoo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Exmoor Zoo

Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Exmoor Zoo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Exmoor Zoo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?