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“A great day out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo
South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
01598 763352
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Barnstaple
Type: Zoos
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Owner description: Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good rapport with the North Devon community and offers a very hand on experience for all its visitors.Activities run throughout the day (every half hour in summer), you get to meet a bird eating spider, hold a snake, feed wallabies (under supervision), meet some of the zoos friendly furry animals and of course go to all the talks and feeding sessions (if you can)!Home to the “Exmoor Beast” (a pair of black leopards), Puma, Cheetah, Maned wolves, monkeys and lots of other unusual animals like Tamandua, Fishing cats, Tapir, Singing dogs and Binturong to just name a few! The zoo is a living place with changes all the time; no visit is ever quite the same.Useful information:• Disabled access (wheelchair provision and scooter hire)• Activities through out the day• Cafeteria• Children’s playground• Undercover picnic areas• Zoo trail.
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“A great day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We had a lovely day at Exmoor Zoo. There are talks from keepers every half an hour or so, they are very knowledgeable and informative. There is a large amount of animals here and you can get close to many of them. During our visit you had the chance of holding a huge stick insect, smoothing a millipede and stroking an alpaca. We had talks about the ring tailed lemurs and otters but there were many others going on throughout the day. The cafe has an extensive menu and is reasonably priced. Some areas are a bit hilly but noticed many people with buggys managing easily. There were also ride on disability scooters available to hire during the visit.

Visited September 2012
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“Brilliant day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We have just spent all day here and still did not do everything. What a great people and animal friendly place. The meer cats were so funny. So much of this site is under cover too which is not advertised enough. Great for our wet summers. We really enjoyed the animal encounters with keepers who obviously cared about these animals and knew so much.

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“Fantastic, small zoo.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Not a big fancy zoo with all the bells and whistles. Just a very nice day trip with the kids. Can get up close to the animals. Very pretty set-up.

Visited May 2012
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“Best day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I loved my trip to Exmoor Zoo I got to hold a snake and a guinea pig and got to stroke a meerkat ! I particularly enjoyed the talks given by the keepers who were all lovely and informative. The entrance fee of £10 was well worth the money I am from London and am looking forward to going back next year.

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“Summer visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My daughter visited us in August with her boyfriend and they visited the zoo.
They had a great time very friendly staff lots to see and the animals even looked happy !!!!

Visited August 2012
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