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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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Hidden Gem - Go and Visit

We were looking for a day out that would suit the interests of the parent ( 80) and the kids (45) and decided on the zoo. We were very lucky with the weather - gloriously sunny... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a day out that would suit the interests of the parent ( 80) and the kids (45) and decided on the zoo. We were very lucky with the weather - gloriously sunny day which was ideal as a lot of the zoo is out doors. We were also lucky with the timing - out of school... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Been here many of times with my family, it has always been a favourite day out. Love the animals, the staff and the atmosphere. The animals always look well taken care of and healthy unlike some zoos where they have a small amount of space and don't look very happy, here they have a good amount of space and always... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

the children enjoyed the place & when the new animals arrive fill the empty cages be great but there was lots to see & do.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We chose to visit the zoo on the day of our return home following a 4 day break. We arrived just before 10am, and were welcomed by a friendly staff member who gave us some brief info for our visit as well as the map. My 7yr old son chose to do the children's stamp trail, involving locating 12 stamps... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Well we decided to visit Exmoor Zoo again after not visiting for a year and its great to see all the changes and additions they are making to the zoo, its not a small zoo it is the size of Bristol Zoo but is well spread out and is a great place to walk around and see all the different... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was given a birthday treat to be a zoo keeper for the day. It was just fab. We met with the owner who welcomed us and asked if we had any preferences with the animals.. having said that I didn't like creepy crawlies.. that bit was 'thankfully' taken out of the itinerary. Met our zookeeper.. who was extremely knowledgable,... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Five of us visited here today and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours walking around. Wouldn't say it was great but it was ok. We had lunch in the cafe which was just ok too. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The zoo keepers are very informative and there are. Good amount of talks and encounter times.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Mixed feelings for this review, Small Zoo with an amazing amount packed in ( small in my book can also be good, as you can go around many times to catch what you miss without exhausting yourself ) Loved the variety of cat's some I have never seen before, and had not even heard of the Sand Cats which I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This place simply is great. It is actually a pretty small zoo in terms of land area but it just has so much to do! We were given upon entrance an Easter trail with puzzles AND a normal stamp trail to keep the kids entertained. The staff were very nice and in terms of the facilities toilets were easily available... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband & I visited Exmoor Zoo a while back and thoroughly enjoyed this little gem of a park. It is in such a beautiful setting and kept so very well! We really enjoyed the talks on the reptiles and spiders and really loved having the chance to handle them! A brilliant opportunity for both children & adults alike and... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you from everybody here - we will share your review amongst all who work here - whatever the weather! I for one cannot wait for May as the trees and shrubs will be just beginning to bloom and we should have babies scattered throughout the zoo for our visitors to admire! More 

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