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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Shaldon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Shaldon Wildlife Trust is set in the pretty coastal village of Shaldon. We look after some of the...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Shaldon Wildlife Trust is set in the pretty coastal village of Shaldon. We look after some of the world's most endangered animals in the world including capuchins, marmosets, tamarins and lemurs.

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torquay
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

a lovely little zoo with endangered species of well cute animals....all in natural habitat and look happy playing and grooming each other..meerkats are sooo nosey..staff helpful and polite...gift shop nice and reasonable prices

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

So Flora aged 8 helped to feed the Meercats, 6 bundles of fur all over her and pulling the bowl from her hands just like at home when her sister was a todler! Then on to the Ring Tail Lemurs with one eating from her shoulder all under expert and careful supervision. Back to the kitchen help with more animal... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I visited Shaldon Wildlife Trust this weekend with my son and my Mum. Despite having lived nearby for well over a decade, I'd not thought to visit before. Although really quite small, which I did expect, I was extremely impressed with the good sizes of the animal enclosures, and the general set up of the place. The intimate feel to... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a small zoo nestled amongst the hillside of Shaldon. Although not easily found, park in the first car park on your right as you go down the hill and the entrance is just beside this car park. My mum uses a walker to aid walking and, although a little hilly in parts, the staff were more than happy... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Although the Trust is small, the ability to see the animals is good .The work that is done for conservation of both creature & environmental sustainability is vital & there is lots of information available to help visitors. Anyone who watched the recent BBC series "The Zoo" will recognise a cage with "Mortimers" (spider monkeys). There are schemes to become... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

we always visit here when we stay nearby, great for the kids and adults , you can get pretty close up to an amzing array of small animals in a great setting. Look out for the chirpy chatty parrot and the unmissable meerkats A tip , use the Teignmouthy/Shaldon ferry and it gets you cheap entry , although its cheap... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I visited this "Zoo" today and was very disapointed with the whole experience. Paid £4 in the car park which covered my car for 4 hours parking. Waited 15 minutes in the shop to pay the entrance fee of £7.50 each to find out the member of staff had been next door having a cup of tea as he was... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We needed a mini time filler and found this zoo, it only takes about an hour to walk round (the price does reflect this) and had a great time viewing the small animals within it.

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Torquay, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

As a family, we found this very disappointing, set in a very nice location but the attraction is a country mile from being a zoo. A ten minute menagerie of small monkey's.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Me and my partner visited sheldon last month and thought what a beautiful place it was unfortunately we didnt have time to go into the zoo so we decided to return to sheldon again this month and our 1st stop was the zoo, we went to the desk to get our tickets and was very surprised how cheap the tickets... More 

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