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Exmoor Zoo

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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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We Love Exmoor Zoo

Another visit to Exmoor Zoo, our three year old loved the sand cats and large rabbit. The keepers are very informative and friendly especially Steve. Can't wait to visit again... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bbrcrush
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Another visit to Exmoor Zoo, our three year old loved the sand cats and large rabbit. The keepers are very informative and friendly especially Steve. Can't wait to visit again next year.

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1 Thank bbrcrush
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a rainy Tuesday. Took us about 3 hours to go round including a stop in the cafe for lunch. Entry price is very reasonable also prices in the cafe are what you would expect. Lots of warm food available and snacks can also be purchased. Even though pretty much the whole zoo is outdoors there is covered... More 

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1 Thank Bethany H
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit the animals are well cared for. The talks by the staff are interesting and informative. There is also supervised interaction with the animals you can also help to feed the animals. There is also a cafe on site where you can have good food and hot or cold drinks. Scatted around the zoo are areas where... More 

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1 Thank Mr D T
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice little zoo where you can happily spend a few hours ( Be warned though it is exposed and can get a but cold and chilly) By no means the biggest the zoo, and has a restricted range of animals, but there is a good variety. Can get a little crowded and the entrance was a little slow at... More 

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1 Thank Stephen M
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 2 grandchildren aged 1 and 2 years old. We had a great day, didn't even have time to visit all the animals although we were there before 10am. Lots of space to picnic, even undercover if raining. Nice play area. Children especially loved the cuddly animal and reptile handling, and the wolves, owl, cheater etc etc with... More 

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Thank Debbiespringcottage
Surrey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately for us the weather was against us on this day. But we made the most of it and it was quite quiet so it didn't take us long to get round. Staff were very polite.

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1 Thank AshleyJSeymour
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we got only a quarter of away around but sadly my husband was suddenly feeling unwell ,we did ask and explain if they was any chances we could come back another day passport but sadly not , we will come back another day but paying the full amount again but hey ho you can't predicted of someone feeling unwell and... More 

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Thank Susan S
Swindon
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223 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely little Zoo with a number of unusual animals e.g. New Guinea Singing Dog and Sand cats.All the staff were very friendly and the animals varied and interesting, the only downer was that the glass on the Black Leopard compound was really dirty and impossible to photographer through, aside from that a really super little zoo.

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1 Thank KevinHSwindon
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best zoos I've been to in the U.K. Although the enclosures are a bit scattered about and looking like they need a bit of TLC! A wide variety of animals (especially birds) and beautiful big cats! In addition to the cafe serving really cheap meal and providing smiling faces at all times! Would defiantly recommend to anybody!

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2 Thank Hannah F
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out, plenty to do, great for families, loved the alpacas, great location in between south Milton and Combe Martin

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