We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
Phone Number: +44 1626 872234
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 158 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great to visit

We are yearly members and enjoy regular trips to see the new arrivals and old favourites. It's great to support wildlife conservation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Smith03
,
Banbury, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Banbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We are yearly members and enjoy regular trips to see the new arrivals and old favourites. It's great to support wildlife conservation.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ok to kill some time, Average selection of animals but nice layout. Compared to Paignton Zoo its a little overpriced but still enjoyed it

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset
Level Contributor
31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fabulous Zoo with such caring staff and extremely informative on the animals. A lot of love has gone into this place and the animals look content and well looked after. The enclosures are spotless and easy to walk around (as we took an elderly relative who could hold onto the many hand rails, quite easily). There were some animals we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kent
Level Contributor
38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came here by mistake after walking up the side of the Ness and then hearing the animals (try telling 3 kids no!) We had free child entry from the tickets from the ferry so went in. All the animals were out and easy to spot. There was enough to hold the kids attention without them getting bored and easily... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Shaldon wildlife trust was a good visit of ours as we were staying within walking distance of it on our holiday. Although very very small, entry was cheap so you didnt feel that you had to spend all day there. You can also reenter as many times as you like that day. They only have a small variety of small... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Nice place with a good variety of animals. Small enough that our nearly-2-year-old was able to walk all the way round herself with ease. The Macaws say hello, but be warned toddlers may expect the rest of the animals to up their game! ;) Nowhere to get food here but once you've paid you can go in and out as... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Visited today with a 17,15,13 and 11 year old . Each of them enjoying the visit and we came back later on and saw one of the margay cats George appear at feeding time ..jopsephone was still fast asleep . Lovely and informative staff . Lovely surroundings and enjoyable visit .

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lovely little place to visit for a couple of hours. Great location and great animals. Would recommend booking an experience. Me and my boyfriend did ‘meet the meerkats’ where you get to feed them in their in-closure, the keeper with us was very knowledgeable and told us lots of info about the animals. Wear some old clothing as they jump... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
newton abbot, devon
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We used Tesco vouchers to pay for this place, good job too as I would have asked for my money back. In and out in less than an hour

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Shaldon Wildlife Trust also viewed

 

Been to Shaldon Wildlife Trust? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Shaldon Wildlife Trust staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?