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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
Phone Number: 01598 763352
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Winner of the Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor...

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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Zookeeper Experience was excellent!

My daughter was given the 1/2 day Zookeeper Experience as a birthday present (she had just turned 12 years old) and as a pet-deprived animal lover she was really excited - this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
jharriskirk
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter was given the 1/2 day Zookeeper Experience as a birthday present (she had just turned 12 years old) and as a pet-deprived animal lover she was really excited - this experience was AMAZING for her and I would thoroughly recommend it. It is expensive, but what you get for the money is worth every penny. The day started... More 

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Thank jharriskirk
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Can we just say thank you and we really appreciate the time to you have taken to write this review in detail. Really glad you and your daughter enjoyed the keeper for a half day experience! More 

Midlands, UK
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice zoo with animals that look well cared for and friendly engaging staff. We learnt a lot about wild big cats on the UK. As others have noted it is a touch on the small side compared to major zoos but I guess we are all aware of that before going. We had a 25% discount voucher but at... More 

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went too this zoo with my family, lots of activities too take part in, personally leopard feeding being my favourite ( very educational), well worth a visit!!

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So much better than i expected. We were looking for a last minute day out and picked exmoor zoo. I'm so glad we did, we got there around lunchtime and had lunch there which was reasonably priced. We made to a few of the animal feeds and done a couple of the up close encounters. We did wonder around the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On holiday from Scotland, we spent a rainy day at Exmoor Zoo. Weather didn't matter at all as there is plenty cover all round the zoo. Well laid out and fun to navigate around. We've never seen animals so active, think we saw everything. Special mention to the keepers who were all happy to chat, especially to the kids. Highlights... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on holiday in the area. There are lots of animals to see at the zoo. It seems very clean and presentable, although we did feel the signposting around the zoo could be improved. We went to threeof the talks, these were informative and we were able to touch the Alpaca and Spider which was good. Cafe served... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the zoo for many years now and have watched it grow. The fact that you can get up close to all of the animals is a bonus and none of the animals are distressed, I have visited other zoos where this is the case. The staff are always welcoming and friendly, it's never too much... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very small zoo and I wouldn't class it as a zoo we went round in an hour and half, it does not have any large animal mainly birds

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

We have 14 acres here of which most is developed. Over 175 species again most on exhibit. The zoo has loads of natural vegetation in the enclosures and around the paths and there is absolutely no chance you can see everything by walking around quickly just the once. We have leopards, pumas, grey wolves, maned wolves, kangaroo, gibbons etc., etc.,... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did notice there were a lot of animals I hadn't seen before, was interesting to learn about these. There were feedings going on but we unfortunately missed these - I would recommend going to them from previous experience so a shame we didn't see them as you can learn a lot. The animals didn't seem the happiest sadly but... More 

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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this review

Hot sunny days especially when few and far between are used for "sunbathing" and chilling out! Rainy days are seek shelter days - the animals are no different to us in this respect. When you visit a living collection the weather, the time of day and the scheduled activities will all make every visit unique. The zoo layout has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to a few zoo's but this one has got to be one of the best. The feeds/ encounters every half an hour were fantastic and all the staff working there were lovely. My 15month old boy had such a great time. Thank you!

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