Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo, Barnstaple: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Exmoor Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Winner of FSB Family business 2019,Winner of the Legacy award ,Best Family Business 2017, 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.Activities run throughout the day (every half hour in summer), meet a bird eating spider, hold a snake, feed wallabies), meet some of the zoos friendly furry animals and go to all the talks and feeding sessions!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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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lmarshmallow
London, UK7 contributions
Lovely zoo and day out
Sep 2021 • Family
Absolutely loved our trip to the zoo. The animals were all very active on the day we went which made it so special, we watched the cheetahs running around for ages. The talks were also fantastic and really interesting to see the animals being fed too - thank you! We went with an 18 month old and he loved all the animals and the park and trampoline. Thanks for a lovely day out
Written October 15, 2021
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Hellingly s
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Fantastic day out well worth the entrance fee
Oct 2021
A fantastic day out. Suitable for all the family. Steve the guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about all the animals and very helpful. An absolute credit to your staff.
Written October 14, 2021
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Amy R
Abingdon, UK46 contributions
Great day out
Aug 2021 • Couples
We loved our visit. We only thought to.go.as.the weather was miserable, glad we looked on line as we didn't think about booking tickets! Luckily.tjere was a cancellation and it wasn't too packed. Loved seeing all the animals and it was well laid out. The keeps that did the talks were really engaging and soo loved the animals. Definitely recommend
Written October 11, 2021
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AJStrider
Devon, UK3 contributions
Zookeeper for a day - absolutely brilliant
Sep 2021
I gave my better half a zookeeper for the day experience for her birthday and yesterday she had a fantastic day at Exmoor Zoo. Alex was brilliant at explaining about the animals. It was a truly amazing day for her to feed so many animals such as Cheetah, Ring tailed Lemur, Meerkats and Capybara. Brilliant experience and very professionally run.
Written September 30, 2021
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Alex P
Birmingham, UK80 contributions
A little run down, possibly better for kids
Sep 2021 • Friends
The zoo is alright, but nothing special in my opinion. For £15 per adult as well it’s quite expensive to get in. It all felt quite rundown and not particularly well cared for. The animals looked healthy which is good, but lots of the enclosures were left empty and even those with animals in were hard to see anything happening. We were a group of 4 adults and I don’t think I’d recommend going back, however with children maybe it would be a different experience.
Written September 30, 2021
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rebpen
Camelford, UK289 contributions
Day out
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely place worth the money. Liked seeing the otters and wolves being feed. Staff friendly. Plenty of parking. Good day out for all ages.
Written September 26, 2021
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Clare C
Chippenham, UK55 contributions
A fab day out
Sep 2021 • Couples
We absolutely loved our day here. We must have had our timings right as everywhere we went we seemed to meet up the the very knowledgeable staff member giving talks on the specific animals and the animals being fed.
Written September 26, 2021
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KatieG80
Manchester, UK44 contributions
Not hugely enjoyable
Sep 2021 • Family
Unfortunately it’s impossible to give this place more than 2 stars. Some positive points, the cafe food was nice and the staff were all very friendly, but the rest was a bit of a disappointment really. It’s a very small site and felt very claustrophobic, as a human! So god knows how the animals feel as some of the enclosures really are so small. Felt sad for some of the animals, esp the bigger cats that just paced up and down. Overall would not be somewhere I’d recommend I’m afraid, didn’t feel it was good value for money and couldn’t see where the high entry price went towards giving the animals a good quality of life
Written September 25, 2021
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edelami
Manchester, UK10 contributions
Unique and Interesting
Sep 2021 • Couples
What a wonderful experience that was! We did a lemur experience and it was honestly worth every penny! Alex and Steve were incredible, very knowledgeable and friendly, made us feel really comfortable. The zoo itself is full of unique animals, many of which we had never seen before. A step away from your standard zoo with giraffes and elephants and the like but 100% recommend it for a unique and exciting experience and visit.
Written September 23, 2021
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ayresee
West Byfleet, UK218 contributions
Good “budget sized” zoo
Sep 2021 • Friends
I have always enjoyed a visit to the zoo and for its size this does a good job. People with young children seemed to really be enjoying it. It has limitations and could do with some updating but in these tough times I’m very happy to support their endeavours
Written September 23, 2021
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