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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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I arrived around 11am & lasted here till 5pm & probably would have stayed later if possible! I absolutely loved it! I read some of the bad reviews however I urge you to make up your own mind with a visit. All the talks we attended were knowledgable & enjoyable also, apart from the last 1 which was the "Exmoor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyable family day out downside very hilly and hard work with buggy and bit like a maze to follow. Animals well looked after.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Okay hilly agreed but not terrible, trouble with hills is that you have to come back up again especially if the circuit is designed in a loop. We get many disabled visitors use the zoo but we acknowledge for some it is not easy, which is why we have motorised scooters here for hire. As for the maze; that is... More

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at around 11 am and left at closing time and could have stayed longer. There was plenty to look at and there was nothing that disappointed. We checked out the programme of talks and decided that we wanted to go and see the cheetahs being fed, followed by the giant tortoise, and finishing with the rather majestic black... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Close means you get to use all your senses which includes smell that does not come with television! Something we all forget in our clean hygienic world! Glad you enjoyed your stay and very happy that you recall all the positive aspects of your visit. Also nice to get some feed-back about the talks we deliver here. More

Torington, Devon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took my niece and my partners son here for the day (aged 2 and 5) and it was brilliant! the talks and animal feeding sessions were great, especially 'feed the wallabies' which both kids loved, it was such an interactive experience for little ones. I will defiantly be visiting here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We run a guest house in Lynton[Sinai House], and have sent many of our guests to the zoo. Now we have been ourselves with our children & grand children! Great value, and all the animals are really clean and happy. Very informative, easy to walk around and great vision to see all the animals. The café is very reasonably priced... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

It's great to get a review from one of our local accommodation guest houses and fantastic that it is a good review and that you enjoyed yourselves! Not everybody likes us, we are very Devon natural countryside and you do have to find the animals in their homes when you visit - but that should be half the fun! Thanks... More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited this zoo as we had a discount voucher to use. Very impressed with the friendliness of the staff and in particular their knowledge of the animals. We enjoyed the interactive sessions with the animals and insects - held a Tarantula in my hand and met a very cute Meerkat that wanted to sneak into my handbag! The park was... More

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Great, do come again - every visit is different - its the animals, nothing ever stays the same for long up here! Thanks for your review. More

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