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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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Nice zoo, good value. It was really quiet as we went on a weekday in December. We had a great time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jonathan M
via mobile
Great day out !

First visit to exmoor zoo , very impressed with it ,quite a few different species that I hadn't... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tiverton, 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%
  • Terrible1%
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“unusual animals” (46 reviews)
“sand cats” (40 reviews)
“feeding times” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice zoo, good value. It was really quiet as we went on a weekday in December. We had a great time seeing all the different animals.

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to exmoor zoo , very impressed with it ,quite a few different species that I hadn't seen before , all the staff were very friendly too , nice little cafe , well worth a visit if your in the exmoor area .

Thank caseydevon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love animals and zoo's. My biggest interest was the beast of Bodmin that's why I visited and it was great to see the black panther. The rest of the zoo was ok. Nothing else really stood out. Staff were good at answering questions during...More

Thank UBrummyZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a few animals but none of the big six. Very well done with good viewing spots for all animals. All enclosures were based on natural environment which the animals appreciate

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went for a days photography course, absolutely excellent and so enjoyable, learnt a great deal. A lovely zoo, where children (and adults) can be involved with the animals. Everyone was friendly, and the animals were well cared for and obviously much loved. Well worth...More

Thank debbiewM1156RA
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Took my 18month grandson for a visit. It's very up n down & the only toilets are at the top at the entrance. some of the enclosures were empty even though they had the information on the outside. Lots of birds n cats. But no...More

2  Thank Alison W
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

"Vive la difference"! Zoos should not all be generic! Exmoor climate will only let certain animals live without effecting their welfare. Enjoy the unusual and the unique from "Singing dogs to fishing cats, from hunting dogs to maned wolves, from Crowned pigeons to frogmouths, from...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went on a Sunday, in November, so it was really cold and quiet! This zoo is HUGE in comparison, and coming from Bristol we were expecting it to be similar to Bristol Zoo (compact). it's really not. The animals have a huge area to...More

Thank Georgina H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Just got back for the most fabulous day with our three children at exmoor zoo! This place is amazing, staff are so friendly and knowledgeable, even I learnt lots of new things. I've been to lots if zoos and they are normally overpriced, boring and...More

Thank Rubybrightstar
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I very much liked the hands-on approach of this zoo--handling the snakes, feeding the wallabies, etc.--and its educational aspect. I learned a lot. However, I felt very sad for the larger and more intelligent animals forced to live in such cramped quarters. It's heartbreaking, actually....More

Thank jennyamberton
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Okay thank you for your opinion. This review expresses a general feeling that it is unspecific to any animal we have here? Come and look for yourselves but we would not be able to sleep at night if this really was the scenario. You have...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017

A reall good day for the kids. This is th 5th zoo keeper experi nice my children have done and by far the best. They fed, mucked out and brushed lots of animals and were hosted by a very knowledgeable zoo keeper. The zoo is...More

Thank Matt A
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Questions & Answers
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