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Exmoor Zoo

#1 of 25 things to do in Barnstaple Features Animals
South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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A great zoo with a real diversity of animals

What a wonderful zoo! Even had the monkey's running in cages above your head over the walkways... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hill Head, United Kingdom
Exmoor Zoo

Good day out for children and families, loads of hills and bring wellies. A bloody pain to get too... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jessica Kelly H
Plymouth, 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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Reviewed yesterday

What a wonderful zoo! Even had the monkey's running in cages above your head over the walkways, some even stopping to eat their lunch. There were viewing platforms over some of the big cat cages, enabling fantastic views. It was a long walk round but...More

Thank 777badderz
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good day out for children and families, loads of hills and bring wellies. A bloody pain to get too, very cute animals and they sell snowglobes (my highlight). Not many staff and didn't seem very enuthasic. Good play area for children, not many eating areas...More

Thank Jessica Kelly H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

lovely place well set out.visited wit family including young grandchildren and their friends they loved it. Some unusual animals for the adults as well

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to the zoo Monday 21st as a family of 5 (including 1 wheelchair user). We really enjoyed our visit and thought the zoo was perfect for a nice day out. Cafe food was very nice and very well priced - great service. We...More

Thank teacherjackson
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a wonderful day in there on 19th August. We spoke to Jo who ehpled us book a last minute 'Walk on the wild side' tour, Got there nice and early where we met one of the keepers - Alex, who, is a complete star!...More

Thank Lee W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here whilst on holiday. Told that it was very small. We arrived at 11am and left at 4:30pm! It was great because it had animals that you would not normally see in Zoos. Staff were amazing and so enthusiastic about the animals. You would...More

Thank teamspud40
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went with my daughter in law and two granddaughters on 16th August 2017. The animals and their surroundings are wonderful. They live as naturally as is possible and you can actually see them at quite close proximity. All the keepers and the owners are friendly...More

Thank Elliebert M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We spent a good four hours here and managed to see all the animals except a few. I was surprised, as many people have described the zoo as small, so wasn't expecting so many different species to see. We were most excited by the singing...More

Thank Angela W
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

This turned out to be our busiest day of the year you visited on - really sorry. I actually parked you up on the road but we did have some people unable to park. We appreciate what you mention about the toilets and as soon...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don't live far from the zoo so have visited quite frequently. On our last visit though I was very aware of how many birds there were! It seemed that a lot of 'zoo' animals had been replaced with birds?! We did have a good...More

Thank passmores22
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit with my granddaughter. The zoo has plenty of activities during the day with handling opportunities, feeding times and activity/challenge sheets for children to enjoy and experience. There is a good variety of animals. There is a good size play park...More

Thank Taylorsouthwest
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28 July 2017|
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Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Hi Childs prices are 3-15 inclusive. Regards Lynn
Jayne S
25 July 2017|
Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Hi Jayne we do not charge until children are 3 years old, so they will both be free of charge. Regards Lynn
Denise Y
19 July 2017|
Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
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