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Exmoor Zoo

Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the zoo 29th may 2012 and had a fantastic time. We love our big cats and this zoo did not dissapoint. The puma cubs were just too cute and we had a good 15mins watching them before there mum took them inside. Also the cheetahs were incredible. We watched the feed at 1.30 and learnt... More 

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devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Enjoyed a day out at Exmoor Zoo with our 18 month old grandaughter. The meercats are great and made the day. We stayed just over 2 1/2 hours but if we had had a picnic we could of stayed longer. Some of the paths are not suitable for the disabled but there are signs to tell you this, Limited toilet... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

A fantastic place to visit. We couldn't believe it when we walked in, much bigger than it looks and lots of great animals to see. There were lots of talks and hands on experiences with the animals. The cafe food was nice and the facilities were really good. All the staff seemed really friendly. Would deffo go back and vist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We have been visiting at least once a year since they opened in about 93 and we will keep going back! There is always something new to see, the staff and keepers are so friendly and always happy to answer any questions, the animals are very well cared for and happy. The park is clean and so is the cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We have been going to this excellant little zoo for years, and having not been for a while we were really impressed with the ongoing improvements. This is not your average zoo, it is set in the rolling devonshire countryside, expect it to be hilly! There are lots of unusual animals that the bigger mainstream zoos dont bother with,and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This zoo is ok but not great. It is good value if you use tesco vouchers. Some of the walk areas need improving for push chairs /wheelchair access.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Hi Matt W, why have you made a decision to critique us from last years visit nearly 10 months after you visited? I beleive we are better than average! 175 species inside twelve acres of natural countryside, talks and handling sessions every half hour, keepers that talk to you, friendly faces! if you are interested in the animals then a... More 

Kilgetty
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great zoo, plenty of animals to see and plenty of things to do for all the family.

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

We try hard to entertain and even educate (just a little) everybody who visits - children and their grown ups! Not always easy so its great to know you enjoted us! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We booked a 'Walk on the wildside' experience with the zoo. The experience cost £200 for five people but represented excellent value for money. We were given an initial safety briefing and were then taken down to hand-feed the zoo's cheetahs (through a fence) which was awesome! We were then shown around the zoo and taken into several other animal... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

The seperate animal encounters we offer like our Walk on the Wild Side are all just a little bit special and do get you very close to those animals we consider safe. Daily handling and encounter activities run throughout the day to any of our visitors but Walk on the Wild Side really does get you "up close and personal"... More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

We visited Exmoor Zoo over the Easter holidays with four children under five. It was an excellent day out with lots of unusual animals, birds and insects. The best part, enjoyed by kids and adults alike, is the numerous interactive talks. The kids loved feeding the wallabies and holding the snakes. The staff are friendly, approachable and very knowledgeable about... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

This is a great reccomendation for us - thank you! We try our best to provide a good day out for any family that visits and as long as you like animals we would like to think you should have enjoyed yourself on leaving! We are glad we succeeded with you - visit us again next year (perhaps a little... More 

Hampton Lucy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We visited just after Easter, and had a lovely time at this small, but very interesting and friendly place on the North West corner of the moor. Lots to see, and very well kept. As per other reviews, there are some unusual animals there - Sand Cats, Carakals and Jaguarundi. The Cheetahs and Leopards definitely the highlight, and they looked... More 

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