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Wildwood Escot

#1 of 6 things to do in Ottery St. Mary Features Animals
Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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visited for a light lunch

Arrive after midday on Fathers Day for a light lunch to find a number of the facilities shown on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kleigh6806
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Great value nature attraction with cute appeal and no tech !

This attraction is great for family ch and friends alike. It is not too busy or overwhelming in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Breakfastbloggers
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of parkland, threatened native species such as the iconic red squirrel and the secretive water vole have found sanctuary in surroundings steeped in history and filled with beautiful plants and champion trees. Meet Escot’s family of otters, wild boar and the stunning birds of prey. There’s woodland to explore, wetlands to navigate, a maze to solve and so much more.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Arrive after midday on Fathers Day for a light lunch to find a number of the facilities shown on the website closed cafe/restaurant all gift shops have gone along with the Aquatic centre that failed some years ago. This is a venue that has been...More

Thank kleigh6806
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This attraction is great for family ch and friends alike. It is not too busy or overwhelming in size with a reasonable entry fee. Parking is very easy and the estate is beautiful. Animals feature highly in the enjoyment here with conservation guides talking through...More

Thank Breakfastbloggers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Indeed, nature can teach us much: we need to reconnect and this place is a wonder in itself: very good service, fabulous surroundings and a kind of quiet that recharges you. The maze is stratofab also. When you need to listen to something else than...More

Thank phdgillon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our second time visiting here,we find it much more relaxing than the commercial type of theme Park's.Plenty to do for adults and children age 1,4 and 9.The Saxon Village was closed so looking forward to seeing it next time.Friendly staff and beautiful natural looking surroundings...More

Thank 385vickyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a whole day there on Wed 31st, a group of 10 of us, we started with a walk through of the Red Squirrel and were lucky enough to see one, the flowers throughout the wetland area were stunning, including the Marsh Orchids. We...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you charge this much for a family day out you need to deliver a better experience. Would be one star if not for entertaining maze. Animal enclosures were rubbish and very run down with the feel of a circa 1960s zoo set up to...More

Thank mattleal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a frequent vistor for 15 yrs plus as a parent and as a childminder. Escot has always been my favourite place to visit. I have not been for a couple of years (my daughter now 19) and today I was sorely dissapointed. I have...More

4  Thank littlepixies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous day out. Came here with grandparents, parents and young children and there was something for everyone. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, great facilities, beautiful walks and plenty of fun and activity for the kids. Will certainly come back.

1  Thank Fifisee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well done indeed to the Office Manager Jaie G for reading and commenting on previous reviews. I am always encouraged that problems highlighted by poor reviews are being flagged up and hopefully corrected for future visitors. I'm not sure if I would want to bring...More

Thank Nothard2please46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to come here regularly as a large group of cyclists and the cafe was always welcoming and had a good selection of cakes etc. However, on our most recent visit, 25th May 2017, the hot drinks were dispensed from a 'do it yourself'...More

1  Thank Dave H
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suzhLondon_uk
When do they feed the red squirrels and otters
26 June 2015|
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Response from Jaie G | Property representative |
The Escot red squirrels are fed daily at 1pm. They usually come out to entertain our visitors at feeding time but please note that we cannot guarantee that they will oblige, especially if it is a very warm day. Robin... More
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