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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 872234
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Ranked #1 of 4 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, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We visited here as we we're in the area and the other half was desperate to see a Slow Lorris and as this place has a couple we took a trip. This place isn't huge but I felt it was good value for money and the zoo is kept well and the animals are well looked after. Staff we came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Well living so near to this,I am just wondering why I have never been to this before ! I happened to catch a local report on tv about this place and did a search online....I was delighted to find you can book inadvance to feed some of the animals here ...So a fast phonecall,and a few hours later..(Maybe in high... More 

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