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Exmoor Zoo

#1 of 24 things to do in Barnstaple Features Animals
South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Exmoor zoo

Really good place to visit anytime of the year, lots to do for young and old. Excellent cafe... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Exeter, United Kingdom
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OK but

We felt that the directions to go round could have been clearer, otherwise it was an ok day out, We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
keith s
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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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.
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really good place to visit anytime of the year, lots to do for young and old. Excellent cafe. Highly recommended

Thank Angelahuckvale1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We felt that the directions to go round could have been clearer, otherwise it was an ok day out, We watched the cheetahs being fed and the keeper was very knowledgeable as i said an ok day

Thank keith s
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a fantastic day at the Zoo !! Fun for all the Family !! We couldn't fault anything about our day there ! from easy parking to a fun filled day feeding animals !!

Thank bais25
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don't expect the world, but for a small zoo is amazing place to visit, and with the amount of new things they are consistently adding is a wonderful place. Would highly recommend and will go again in the future.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

really nice zoo with very nice animals that look really relaxed in there suroundings greatly recomended to all we will return very soon ,with the grandchildren .

Thank robclewes54
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant day out for couples or families. Lots to see at reasonable prices. Cafe good price and small gift shop

Thank Samantha F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great little zoo with some things you don't often see in zoos (eg. stunning scarlet ibises) and lots of opportunities to meet the residents. Fed wallabies, made friends with a guinea pig, a giant Flemish rabbit and a meerkat and met a polecat. Really...More

Thank Lynn T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely zoo tucked away in a quiet corner of Exmoor. Plenty to see and do, with talks and feeds going on throughout the day. I could have watched the beast of Exmoor and the pumas all day, and some of the animals on display...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little zoo to spend an afternoon walking around. I visited with my boyfriend, and we both had such a lovely day. We got there quite early when most of the animals were waiting to be fed, so they were all coming...More

Thank Bflynn92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home to the Exmoor beast, this is one of the best smaller zoos we've been to. The range of animals is great, with some we've never seen in a zoo before, including cheetahs, caracals and of course the black panthers and some we've never even...More

Thank Jenni W
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Matt E
How is this zoo for an adult couple?
13 June 2017|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
The zoo is for all age group from 3-1000+. If you have mobility issues we hire our mobility scooter but if you are able bodied although we are on a Devonhill it is not too bad. Lots of activities going on every day from... More
Colette W
Is this zoo suitable for people in wheelchair
14 February 2017|
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Response from Exmoorbeast | Property representative |
A motorised scooter no problem, available for hire (can be pre-booked) at £5.00 day hire plus deposit. Free manual wheel chairs here and can get around but requires a fit pusher as entire zoo on an incline 1 in 10 but most... More
Is this suitable for a wide wheelchair user, will there be disabled toilets? Is there a concession for carers or oap? Thank you.
22 September 2016|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
HI I just noted that you say there were no concession for disabled person but we do offer a £1.00 reduction on full price for diabled persons and seniors as well. Carer are 1/2 price as long as they have carer ID.