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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
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Description: The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden...
The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.
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Great for a couple of hours..........

Lovely little zoo in a lovely location, friendly staff but no toilet or cafe directly on site. Very nice enclosures for the animals and some unusual animals we haven't seen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
John E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely little zoo in a lovely location, friendly staff but no toilet or cafe directly on site. Very nice enclosures for the animals and some unusual animals we haven't seen anywhere else. Quite small though (1 acre) and hence only really enough to occupy for a couple of hours. Only 5 minute walk to ness cove beach which filled the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this lovely little view on our last day of the holiday, and we are glad we got to visit. All the staff were nice and offered information about the animals. It is small, but a lovely walk through the woodland. It is a zoo, but don't expect lions and tigers etc... you would have to go to Paighton... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited the zoo on Saturday 18th having not been here in over 10 years. Upon arrival we were greeted by a lovely gentlemen who told us all we needed to know and also told us to look out for the baby marmosets that had been born a couple of days earlier. They were tiny and could easily have been... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We've been to this zoo twice now so that my daughter can do the junior zoo keeper experience. She loves the experience and is already planning her 3rd visit to do it all over again. The zoo is small but I like the setting and the enclosures blend nicely with it. I find most of the animals have more personality... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a really lovely little place. It's not very big, you only need a couple of hours max, but the price reflects that so it's not a problem. We did the Meerkat experience which was great! The Meerkats even sat on our laps! The keeper that did the experience was great too and had lots of knowledge about them.... More 

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Gloucestershire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great little zoo with lots of monkeys, lemurs and meerkats. Very small, it really doesn't take long to go round, but great for small kids.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Very tiny but some interesting little animals. Remember this is for endangered species and not a big money making zoo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Definitely worth a visit, at £7.50 an adult this was a lovely reasonably priced experience. Some wonderful animals to see, we decided on meerkat feeding experience whilst we visited and certainly weren't disappointed the keeper took lots of photos whilst we enjoyed our experience. Thanks for a thoroughly wonderful morning ☺

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review! Meeting the meerkats is sure to put a smile on everyone's facees :) Don't forget to share your favourite pictures, we love to see them. And for all those interested we offer other experiences ranging from liaising with our lemurs, up to spending the day shadowing a keeper. Hop onto our website or give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited this little zoo after reading mixed reviews and thoroughly enjoyed it yes its small but that is reflected in the price and you can leave and return if you want to we went round twice and saw every single animal even the margay which is supposedly elusive we met the loose meerkat which keeps escaping but that just adds... More 

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for such a thoughtful and kind review. We are so pleased that you did decide to visit, and even more so that you enjoyed it so much! It's great to hear that you took advantage of the opportunity to come back throughout the day, we would always recommend this for exactly the reasons you have explained. You are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I knew this was going to be a small zoo, but i must admit i didn't realise it was going to be this small. However i was disappointed because they had quite an old style approach, which is behind a cage, behind a fence. Now of course for some animals that's obviously a must, however for lemurs most places are... More 

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ShaldonZoo, Manager at Shaldon Wildlife Trust, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a comprehensive review, and we are extremely sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the experience as much as you had hoped to. We really wanted to take the time to address some of your concerns, as your feedback is very important to us. Being set in just over an... More 

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Additional Information about Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Shaldon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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