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Exmoor Zoo

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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Good day out

We had a great day here, lots of interesting animals and knowledgeable staff. There was one girl in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
eks297
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Unusual animals

A great zoo, animals very well cared for, conservation and education high on their agenda. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
trethewey
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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 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (53 reviews)
“unusual animals” (46 reviews)
“sand cats” (40 reviews)
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
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"big cats"
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"unusual animals"
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"sand cats"
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"feeding times"
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"animal encounters"
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"black leopard"
in 18 reviews
"keeper talks"
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"wide range of animals"
in 16 reviews
"value for money"
in 64 reviews
"rabbit"
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"picnic area"
in 29 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 68 reviews
"answer any questions"
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"staff were very friendly"
in 21 reviews
"whilst on holiday"
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"nice cafe"
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"north devon"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great day here, lots of interesting animals and knowledgeable staff. There was one girl in particular (I didn’t get her name but she had ginger hair, about 5’4 and in her twenties) who was fantastic and knew extensively about every animal we...More

Thank eks297
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great zoo, animals very well cared for, conservation and education high on their agenda. Some unusual animals that I have never seen or heard of before.

Thank trethewey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited here today with my nine year old son and we had a lovely day out. We have been to many large zoos (Chester, London etc) and this cannot compare with them in terms of ‘big animals’ - there are no elephants, rhinos or...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Exmoor zoo over the festive period. The staff are extra friendly and welcoming. The animals all seem well looked after. The cafe was reasonable and food was as expected from a small cafe. It was very quiet when we visited however this is...More

Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is nice and staff friendly. It has a lot of very interesting animals. What surprised me that in the cold winter day there were many animals coming from warm countries outside. The big cats (puma and cheetahs) do not have very big space....More

Thank kaspinka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 6 year old niece had a birthday party recently and so we contacted the Zoo, who for a very reasonable price came to the party with 4 different animals for the children to hold and learn about. The keeper was very good with her...More

Thank mandyjbe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here earlier this month and I have barely stopped thinking about the trapped big cats. The poor puma. The Cheetahs are especially heart breaking. They have a space about the size of a couple of gardens. They should be free. They cover miles...More

3  Thank blueberrybelle
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Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the expression of your point of view. Foremost in our reply we must state that in our opinion and the government licensing authorities that there is no known or perceived suffering or compromise of welfare here. I am sorry you do not...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Exmoor Zoo, it is friendly and the staff are more than helpful if you have a question. the animals are well cared for and seem happy and it is set out well. My dad is disabled and managed to get around most of...More

Thank Debbie M
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We visited when it was half price for locals, on a very cold day! It was quieter than I had expected. Made to feel welcome at the desk. Didn't see very many staff around except those tending the animals. It has a lovely view around...More

Thank Debbie W
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We had a great experience at the zoo today. Given the time of year, we were pretty much the only visitors when we were there, which was great! The animals are obviously very well cared for and real thought seems to have gone into the...More

Thank Vicky Y
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Feltin
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Hi Childs prices are 3-15 inclusive. Regards Lynn
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Jayne S
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Hi Jayne we do not charge until children are 3 years old, so they will both be free of charge. Regards Lynn
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Hi Carers are on a one to one basis with disabled persons and with ID are £6.50. Children are £9.50 or disabled child £8.50 Regards Lynn
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