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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 things to do 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, Devon, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Easily accessible by both bus and car, with ample parking within a few metres. There are special events, where visitors can spend a day with a Keeper or junior Keeper: there is an additional cost for this activity but at the end of a day ( 10 am to 3.30pm), there is a certificate and photo presentation. All Junior Keepers... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were really looking forward to going here as have been meaning to for a while but was left quite dissapointed. We expected a lot more for the money and not very pram friendly for little ones. The staff were all very nice though

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Swindon
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236 reviews 236 reviews
71 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited on a chilly January Saturday and were a little disappointed that a number of the animals were keeping warm in their hides and enclosures. Although we saw some, it would have been nice to see a few more. However we enjoyed what we did see and we know from previous visits that on slightly warmer days, there are... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
37 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A fantastic small zoo located in the coastal village of Shaldon in south Devon. There are always lots of species of animals to see at this zoo, including various primates, meerkats, macaws, nocturnal species, agoutis and many other animals. Highlights of last visit were seeing the baby pied tamarins and the tiny baby pygmy marmoset.

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torquay
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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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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