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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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Great day out

We had a great day out here. Having read some of the other reviews I was surprised to find what I would call a gentle slope rather than the dramatic incline some refer to. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great day out here. Having read some of the other reviews I was surprised to find what I would call a gentle slope rather than the dramatic incline some refer to. It's no major trek back to the toilets. The zoo was well organised and the talks by the keepers very informative they appeared engaged and to... More 

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Thank parttimebuddha
somerset
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

what a great place to take your kids to see wild animals staff friendly and very helpful hope to be returning soon

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Thank t-macrae
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited here over the bank holiday weekend and we really enjoyed our visit. We arrived quite early, which in hindsight was a good idea because by early afternoon it really began to fill up. As others have mentioned, there aren’t any of your usual large animals like lions, giraffes, elephants, etc but what they do have... More 

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Thank csalmon79
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with friends and kids. Amazing zoo with lots of interesting animals to see. My favourite was the sand cat. Great for kids and you can pinic right by the tigers. That was fun!

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Thank Caroline L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a day out here yesterday with children and helpers iv got to say it's one of the best days out ever nothing was to much for staff they Evan had motorbillty scooters and wheelchairs to hire only £5 I had one myself it's a family run zoo and the staff are excellent nothing is to much for them and... More 

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Thank Maria M
Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place, plenty of animals, animals looked in good condition. Adventure playground and trampolines for kids to play on. Plenty of undercover picnic benches. Large cafe serving drinks, ice creams and hot food. Only downsides were the car parks are quite small, if you've a big car it's difficult to find a space. The zoo is set on a hill... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What can I say?? So far I've reviewed a few attractions in North Devon and yet again here is another 5 star review!!!! This place is brilliant, it is a FULL day out. There are lots of animals you wouldn't normally see at a regular zoo and that is a GOOD thing. The enclosures were spacious and clean and the... More 

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Thank Sarah M
northeast england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant zoo for the kids.. Well worth a visit...Well made zoo. Nice cafe and seating area.. Ww totaly enjiyed our day and would be visiting again next year..

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Thank bonnyblueeyes
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited with 2 small children. We had a money off voucher (25%) making it great value for a family of 4. There are only toilets at the entrance and cafe so I would recommend encouraging children to go before heading into the zoo. The staff are informative, friendly and helpful. We got the chance to go into the wallaby... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent the whole day here and basically got kicked out at closing time! The kids loved it, the staff were engaging, knowledgeable and friendly. The exhibits are awesome and I've seen animals I've not seen anywhere else before. The martens' are cool to watch, playing their tricks. Cheetahs are elegant and graceful. I could go on. Highly recommended, didn't... More 

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