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Exmoor Zoo

South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
01598 763352
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Ranked #1 of 16 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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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a smaller Zoo than some, but very well laid out, with some unusual aminals that I havent seen before. Nice cafe with good well cooked food

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited Exmoor Zoo very recently. Was not impressed at all. First things first. Upon entry my partner and I arrived at a reasonable time and went to pay our fee...only to be told "the digger cut through the phone line so we cannot take a card payment, only cash". Oh right. Slightly bewildered we were told to go and have... More

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Andover, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I visted here with my Mum and 3 year old son. We were very bored after an hour unfortunately. Apart from a park and the odd show there was nothing interactive for children to do. We lasted 2 hours and left. A lot more could be done with the zoo but as it is at the moment I wouldn't recommend... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

On a recent family holiday to North Devon my adult son and I thought we'd kill a couple of hours at the zoo. The signs to it were small and it was tucked away down a narrowish country lane so we weren't expecting too much. We are both so glad we found it. It is cozy; but that means you... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We spent the day here with our two year old. It was fantastic. The grounds are really clean and tidy and the animals look well looked after. This is very important to us. Ideally no animal would be kept in a cage but if they are then I want them to be treated with care and respect and see that... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed longer than we expected as there were many animals we hadn't come across in zoos before, they looked content and well looked after. The staff were pleasant. We had a good meal in the cafe which was reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is worth the drive to see this delightfull little zoo. When you first arrive the first impressions are that it is rather small. It is only once you start to explore you realise that it is a reasonable size. We, a family of four, started by attending the lecture area were a series of contact sessions with various animals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

visited here on Monday the 8th, we had a brilliant time; Have never been to a zoo that offers so much in terms of talks and experiences it felt constant which is brilliant. Really enjoyable. The cheetah feeding and wallaby feeding were my favourites although my six month old would argue that the short clawed otters were the most entertaining... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Green, large enclosures, healthy looking animals and great variety were just a few of the things myself, partner and family experienced today at Exmoor Zoo. The Cheetah talk and feed was a real highlight as well as being able to stroke a Meerkat! The keepers were great and visually this is a wonderful place. At £11 it is extremely reasonable... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our family (husband and wife and two children aged 23 and 20) arrived just after opening at 10am on a Saturday morning. We left around 2.30pm having had a truly enjoyable time. This is a very interactive zoo with lots of smaller animals and birds. You can get close up to see the smaller ones and higher up to see... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Love the image of our tayra (the only animals of this species on exhibit in the UK at the moment)! Glad you joined in our activities and understood the reasons behind the adventure of finding not just the location of the enclosures but the animals within (they have to be able to hide as well if they want to)! Try... More

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