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Exmoor Zoo

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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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A very well run small zoo

We visited on a wet, windy, chilly Sunday but found this lovely, friendly small zoo very welcoming and friendly. It is clear that the owners are passionate about their animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Derek B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on a wet, windy, chilly Sunday but found this lovely, friendly small zoo very welcoming and friendly. It is clear that the owners are passionate about their animals (some rare and unusual ones) and have gone to enormous trouble to present them sensitively. The layout is compact but well designed with plenty of sheltered spots from which to... More 

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1 Thank Derek B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exmoor zoo is one of our favourite zoos. The staff are all very friendly and answer any questions you can think of. The animals are very well looked after, if you cannot see an animal when you first look always good to try again later, we have always seen what we have wanted to when we have visited. We have... More 

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1 Thank Helly1000
north devon
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

O K for snacks but not much home cooking. If you don't mind frozen chips then fine . Staff do not seem happy. most people take packed lunch

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Par, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a day trip out and was well with the money, friendly staff with plenty to do even if it was freezing - highly recommend wearing plenary of layers, great animals and a lovely day out

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1 Thank tegensleep
Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This friendly zoo has been designed to keep delighting you. The layout winds around all manner of cases and enclosures. You have the opportunity to get in with the Wallabies to feed them. The onsite food is very good value.

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1 Thank Graham H
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a family of 2 Adults and 2 Children (6 & 9). All we can say is WOW, the best zoo we have ever been to! Yes the zoo is compact, but animals all look very happy and are obviously very well looked after and loved. The staff are friendly, very helpful as well as very knowledgeable. I've... More 

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1 Thank Andrew S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Exmoor Zoo, a party of 6 adults and 4 children over the Christmas holidays.On arrival it looked a small zoo so we didn't think we would be there long. How wrong we were! We thoroughly enjoyed the day, the animals were obviously very happy and well cared for. As for the staff, they couldn't do enough for us.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic zoo - such an interesting, welcoming and natural space. There is no big tourist attraction feel, we visited on a wet January weekend and it was like we'd found some sort of secret zoo! Lots of interesting animals you wouldn't find at some of the big zoos and some quirky look out points with picnic benches... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We were fortunate enough to visit this zoo on the one fine day between Christmas and New Year! It was a bit chilly but well worth it. Though it is not a big zoo, we stayed for over 4hrs and, in the summer, would certainly stay even longer. The cut down winter programme of animal interaction/talks/demonstrations was interesting and varied... More 

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1 Thank ESP2006
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We visited the zoo on a cold December afternoon and didn't expect anything that great but we were really surprised at the array of different animals on display so much so we ran out time and didn't get to see everything(we will definitely return!). The children really enjoyed holding car park Dave(corn snake) and the talking bird Peter was hilarious,... More 

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