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Exmoor Zoo

South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
01598 763352
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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North Molton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely little zoo, great to take the younger ones to as they get to see so many animals without masses of walking, the cafe was good as well, we had a great day and will be going again

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went with several toddlers and their mums to celebrate our grandaughter's 3rd birthday. Excellent day out, much enjoyed by all ages! Exciting paths to explore as they meander up and down slopes between enclosures and cages, so Zoo is very attractively laid out, with lots of trees and vegetation. Kids loved racing ahead and discovering things. Well laid out eating... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Our kids love Exmoor Zoo. Living locally, we have been many times. The size of the Zoo is really good for younger children, large enough, but not so big that we hear the cry go up of 'i'm tired' or 'carry' - at 7 and 4 yrs old it really is just right. There is a good range of animals... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Ideal for children, not too big and plenty to see. There is a good mixture of animals and chances to handle some. A lovely place to visit.

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Good to take children to, went a long time ago and cannot remember the facilities. It was good to see all the animals and there were baby lemas

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

went on a holiday to devon and went to exmoor zoo it was a great day out for family very educational for all of us. kids had fun also well worth the money

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great little zoo, had read some bad reviews about it's small size last year so didn't go but decided to give it a go this year and glad we did. Granted it is smaller than what you might think traditionally of a zoo, without many of your larger animals but its half the price. It has some large cats and... More

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

I was a little worried by the reports that this was small however it took quite a reasonable time to see everything and I got to touch a snake. All in all an excellent day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I went here today. Really friendly and knowledgable staff. A wonderful range of animals who are all visable from the paths without causing any stress to the animals. Took part in the feeding of the Wallabies and the keeper was very caring and informative. A truly amazing experience. We also had lunch here and the service was... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Exmoor Zoo is a lovely day out and more than worth its £12 entrance fee. We went on a beautiful day in March. The animals were very accessible, we even got a hands on encounter with a delightful little meercat called Simples. The place is obviously making a big push for the start of the season with lots of new... More

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