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Exotic Zoo

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Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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VIP creatured talk amd handling

Excellent is the first words that spring to mind. We went was an adult group to handle and learn... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
startsky07
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Tipton, United Kingdom
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Impromptu visit to the exotic zoo

Heard a lot about this little zoo following the bad news about the break in. A lovely little zoo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
yvonnewedden
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Exotic Zoo is one of Telford's best kept secrets, a real gem winning the hearts of visitors to this small and interactive zoo. Meet our friendly staff as you explore the zoo and find out all about the animals they are working with today. As a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Exotic Zoo at Lakeside Plant Centre | Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9TT, England
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+44 1952 371570
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent is the first words that spring to mind. We went was an adult group to handle and learn about some unusual creatures. The experience including 6 creatures including a skunk and Tenric. Scott was fab and so informative. He spent ages explaining about each...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard a lot about this little zoo following the bad news about the break in. A lovely little zoo with lots of volunteers allowing the public to touch the reptiles. Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful team

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our family visit to the zoo, the animals were great and all out on display. What made this visit so special was the great service from every member of staff we encountered. My daughter was made feel very special and loved it....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my daughter for her 13th birthday today experience was amazing we all really had a fantastic day staff are amazing Ryan was great who took are meerkats experience thank you so much.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 287rachelh
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited this place with low expectations but were pleasantly surprised by a great little zoo with interesting range of animals and very friendly staff. There are food options in the adjacent garden centre.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Telford the last 2 days we spent some time looking at places to go on our way home, having been to hoo farm the day before (also great) we saw the Lakeside garden centre and exotic zoo, to be honest, for £3.50 we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank xxluvleaxx
verityzoo, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an amazing review, thank you so much! Your feedback really is appreciated, it means we can look at anything we need to change and continue doing what we do well.... and evidently it seems to be working! Thank you again, we also wished you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Exotic Zoo, lots of animals to look at and touch/hold. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The pricing is reasonable and there is lots to see and do for all ages! Brilliant!!!More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peacock5000
verityzoo, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Peacock5000 for a very kind review! I’ll be sure to pass your lovely words on to our staff and animals. We feel so lucky to work with an excellent team and it’s good to see it doesn’t go unnoticed. Please do come back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here during the half term with friends and children. We all had a lovely time, the children got to hold a couple of snakes and a lizard, they loved brushing the horses. The people that work there are very friendly, you can tell they...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank amy m
verityzoo, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi amy m and thanks for taking the time to review us. I’m so glad you all had a wonderful time! We work so hard to keep our animals happy and in beautiful enclosures, this helps us to educate our lovely guests in to the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little zoo, the animals are all very happy & the staff are very friendly & helpful. There's also lots of oppurtunities to hold some of the animals when they are brought out by the staff. Entry price is very good. Although the zoo is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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verityzoo, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks crissy_002 we really appreciate the lovely feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed the hands-on approach we have here at Exotic Zoo, we think it really helps to engage our guests and enable them to understand and learn more about our wonderful animals. We are indeed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the money, it's a nice trip out. There isn't loads there but the admission is very cheap so you wouldn't expect loads anyway. The staff are all friendly and the enclosures all look tidy and well tended to. There are also lots of places...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kerry w
verityzoo, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kerry W thank you for your kind review. We’re really glad you enjoyed yourselves and that you noted how tidy the enclosures are, we spend a huge amount of time making sure things are spic and span for our wonderful animals, it’s good to...More

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Passport66098953559
31 October 2018|
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Response from Trail26905652300 | Reviewed this property |
I visited today and they had lots of different animals out.We stroked a corn snake, chameleon and a frog
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Passport66098953559
31 October 2018|
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Response from BeakerCat | Reviewed this property |
There is an indoor reptile and invertebrate area (like a shed) and an indoor nocturnal area (another shed) but it is essentially all outside. It is not a huge place, though, and you couldn't spend a whole day there. Well... More
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Kenadams111
6 October 2018|
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Response from verityzoo | Property representative |
Hi Lavdeepmichael, We have a farm section and in that area there is a petting area where you stroke rabbits as well as a horse, donkey, sheep and a pig 🐽 Verity
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