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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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We have visited the Zoo on several occasions over the last couple of years, and I always find it a nice atmosphere, almost as if its family run. My 5 year old boys love it and so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited the Zoo on several occasions over the last couple of years, and I always find it a nice atmosphere, almost as if its family run. My 5 year old boys love it and so do I! There is a covered picnic area which is very useful. An added bonus this year was winning a family ticket in... More 

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Axminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited this area of England many times over the years - but things change when you have a little person in tow! Our daughter is a little over 8 months now - so activities and locations now tend to change. We decided on a zoo visit - knowing that it would enable us to push her round (doubtless... More 

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Thank Devonrilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely zoo. The greeting at the entry was polite and informative. The animals are well cared for and the staff are enthusiastic about what they do. The pens are laid out in number order and a map is supplied at entry so it is easy to see everything. The animals talks we saw were the Lemurs and... More 

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Thank roycooper1
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we visited on a weeks holiday in Devon and was quiet (to our liking) and made even better by the stunning animals, the staff were very friendly and helpful. well worth a visit for the big cats and wolves.

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Thank emitchell1985
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read the reviews on the zoo and petty comments complaining about the rain, which no one can alter, not even the good people of north Devon, I was pleased the weather was nice, not too hot, not too cold and dry. Perfect for a couple of hours gawping at animals, even thinking for a moment a wolf might come... More 

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

Came on a rainy day in the week and got to say really enjoyed my day. The Zoo is smaller than some of the bigger Zoos and Safari parks but offers great day out with lots of chances to get closer to the animals. Food was very reasonable and very much enjoyed lunch. Really enjoyed some the talks and meeting... More 

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Thank Clark J
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on an overcast Friday on a weekend break to Devon. The zoo was quiet and bigger than we expected - it took us several hours to get round all of it. There was a good variety of animals. We particularly enjoyed the sand cats and the monkeys. We got to stroke an owl, a rabbit and an armadillo as... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is one of the best we have visited. The variety of exhibits and animals is very good. The animals appear healthy and without stress. The viewing paths and structures are strong and offer good vantage points. The signage is helpful and informative. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With small provincial zoos you don't expect too much but this one was really good. Clean, well laid out and quite compact. No large animals (Reindeers probably the biggest) but there are a lot of other species (many cats) in cages and pens allowing them good space and items built in to keep them active. Feeding times and visitor's 'hands-on'... More 

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Iver Heath South Bucks England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if your in North Devon for a holiday for a week. If you've got a cloudy day & don't think the beach is going to be nice, ideal for this. We found a couple of vouchers in one of the pubs that we visited in the evening that gave us a 20% discount on entry which would... More 

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