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Address: South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
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+44 1598 763352
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Lots of Species

We visited in January, but there was still plenty to do including animal feeds.As we both come from a working background with animals, it was nice to see unfamiliar species that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited in January, but there was still plenty to do including animal feeds.As we both come from a working background with animals, it was nice to see unfamiliar species that we did not know much about previously. The keepers were lovely and informative which made our day out there a bit more special. There are high lookout points which... More 

Thank nollyjoneston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this visit a lot more than some much larger zoos - it has a fantastic range of animals, good information about conservation programs and good talks and activity sessions for kids. We went to a big bugs talk which was very well done & gave the opportunity to hold a giant spider and stick insect. Bear in mind... More 

1 Thank Sophie B
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the family and was quite. Impressed they seem to have added more animals since our last visit and extended

1 Thank Gundamuck
West Midlands
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a day at Exmoor Zooe at the end of 2015 agreeing that we would like to return. Things worked out and we enjoyed a repeat visit on 29th Dec 2016 in very similar (dry, cold but mainly sunny weather). It was a delight to see the familiar residents and also see the way the zoo is still developing.... More 

Thank ESP2006
West Midlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited just after Christmas and it is as good as ever! Lots of great habitats and happy animals. Great if you love mustelids, ferrets, etc, as lots of their relatives there. Think we saw nearly all the animals and got to oet wallabies, yay! Get there for ooening and be prepared to stay until closing, enough to do! Cafe... More 

Thank Ferretgirl42
Okehampton, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

12yr old daughter thoroughly enjoyed keeper day today. Staff looked after all 4 of us really well and zoo keeper was excellent. Also good value for money with 3hrs of being a zoo keeper including lunch for 2 and a toy Puma & certificate for my daughter. She was delighted and so are we!

1 Thank 183hobbs
Honiton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great zoo hidden away on Exmoor, with lots to see including several species of big cats, also sand cats, singing dogs, primates and much more.

1 Thank ChrisBoyland
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a lovely little zoo - excellent value, lovely day out for us all. Stunning location, plenty to see and do - had a fantastic day out

2 Thank cworfell
Bazens, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a birthday treat with our 5 year old grandson & some friends. Was on 17/12, so very quiet which meant we had the undivided attention of the staff. The children had the chance to hold snakes, giant cockroaches, & a tarantula-brilliant, & very well explained. Also, we saw various animal feeding sessions & they could stroke an alpaca.... More 

2 Thank Rob D
Braunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

It's a small zoo but in a very beautiful location. The scenery is stunning!! got plenty of activities for kids (in the summer) good value for money, and a lovely little day out.

2 Thank Braunton C

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