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Wildwood Escot

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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Staying in Ottery St Mary it seemed a reasonable place to vosit but were unsure whether dogs were... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cuxton
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Amazing cake

We haven't been for a while, but visited a couple of days ago. We visted the restaurant and ordered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MichaelFiley
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Wildwood Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of parkland, threatened native species such as the iconic red squirrel and the secretive water vole have found sanctuary in surroundings steeped in history and filled...more
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
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+44 1404 822188
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staying in Ottery St Mary it seemed a reasonable place to vosit but were unsure whether dogs were welcome. To a limited extent they were. The maze was excellent. The rest was rather dubious on quality. Birds of prey on display - mediocre. 1 wildcat....More

Thank Cuxton
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been for a while, but visited a couple of days ago. We visted the restaurant and ordered two pieces of cake. One chocolate and one coffee. Honestly the best cake we have ever eaten. Don't know who is responsible. But thank you it...More

Thank MichaelFiley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit hard to find since signs only really direct you to the house not Wildwood itself. We found the car park full when we got there so parked over on the grass as it wasn't clear where else we could go. The...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We nearly gave up on finding this place as it was so confusing! It wasn't clear that it was inside the Escot Estate and the banner with 'Wildwood' on was tiny! However, once we did find it (with the help of Caroline on the phone!)...More

Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wildwood is muddy, very natural and all around fun for all ages. We visited (four adults) whilst on holiday and I think we all agreed it was the best day out of our whole trip. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the wildlife, the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often walk around the Wildwood Trust at Escot Park and it is a truly natural place, the animals are in very natural settings and the wolf enclosure is one of the best designs I have ever seen (and I have seen lots around the...More

1  Thank Neil G
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Really beautiful place run by lovely friendly people in a stunning setting. The wolves are a highlight, with really informative and passionate keepers, but there are many other animals and attractions. It's fairly low key in style and consequently good value, a thoroughly charming place...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We visited this attraction after reading such positive reviews. Sadly, we were hugely disappointed. The car park was very small and quickly filled up, resulting in cars parking all over the verges, churning up vast quantities of mud. Once we found the entrance we waited...More

1  Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Visited today with my husband and 5 year old daughter. It's certainly wild and very rustic. Perhaps too rustic. Is this place genuinely intended to be wild, natural and rustic or is it simply just shabby, run down and needing serious investment? The maze was...More

Thank catgal29
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Woodland walks if busy you can always find a quiet place.lots for children to do and explore.when wet walking boots or wellies. Lots of picnic benches and areas. The beach maze is great fun and the Saxon village. Fantastic bird of prey display.The wolves are...More

1  Thank emmarzer
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862jackie
September 1, 2017|
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Response from 11bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Due to the introduction of the wild cat, lynx and wolves dogs are no longer allowed. Reasons of bio security, animal welfare and behaviour are described on the wild wood website. However dogs are permitted on the wider... More
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suzhLondon_uk
June 25, 2015|
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Response from Jaie G | Property representative |
The Escot red squirrels are fed daily at 1pm. They usually come out to entertain our visitors at feeding time but please note that we cannot guarantee that they will oblige, especially if it is a very warm day. Robin... More
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