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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 872234
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Such a fun and educational outing!

We visited the Shaldon Wildlife Trust with our son at the weekend to enjoy the Meerkat experience... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ChristinaBirtles
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Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Nice but small

Very small, no service or NHS discount. Not wheelchair accessible at all we struggled with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlie M
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Sydney, Australia
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The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
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+44 1626 872234
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"endangered species"
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"well worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"interesting animals"
in 8 reviews
"lovely little place"
in 9 reviews
"new arrivals"
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"small place"
in 5 reviews
"wildlife park"
in 4 reviews
"small monkeys"
in 6 reviews
"lovely enclosures"
in 4 reviews
"fantastic zoo"
in 4 reviews
"nocturnal house"
in 5 reviews
"lemur experience"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
in 14 reviews
"bigger zoos"
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"keep up the good work"
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"happy to answer any questions"
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"different types"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the Shaldon Wildlife Trust with our son at the weekend to enjoy the Meerkat experience for his (25th birthday treat)! The Meerkat group was new and we were told they may be shy as this was their first encounter - however they were...More

Thank ChristinaBirtles
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small, no service or NHS discount. Not wheelchair accessible at all we struggled with a buggy luckily had our carrier for baby which is advise if taking a baby. Baby loved it tho was over rather quickly. Good for an hour or so maybe,...More

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a couple of times it's a good place to go for a couple of hours it's quite small but the animals on show are incredibly entertaining

Thank George D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little zoo. Great animals and friendly staff. Well kept enclosures. But very small. Narrow paths. Felt like everyone was on top of each other. Personally think it was a bit on the expensive side for what was there. Maybe £2 about less would feel...More

Thank Charlotte G
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great little zoo, lovely staff and really nice to see the meerkats, Lemurs and other species. Great for all the family

Thank greenie26
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Visited because we had a voucher for the meet the meerkats experience. It's not wildly exciting at first glance but with a bit of patience you can observe a variety of fascinating creatures. Lovely calm feeling to the place, we certainly enjoyed meeting the meerkats!...More

Thank Sheila P
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a small (1 acre) "zoo", featuring mainly primates, the lemurs and meerkats being kids' favourites. There are also birds and a tropical environment. They are doing a great and worthwhile job of conservation, and deserve support. They certainly don't do this to get...More

2  Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

A great trip to this interesting (unique) zoo. The hosts were great with kids and us alike and there are some interesting and unusual animals there that are endangered or need attention. My kids loved the meerkat experience and we got some great pictures too!...More

1  Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Great for families Helpful staff who accommodate interesting children with the star attention being the meerkat experience which my kids loved

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Had a day trip to Shaldon with 2 young children and had to come here. Having used the ferry from teighmouth the kids got in free. It is a small zoo on 1 acre of land but what they have managed is impressive. Quite a...More

2  Thank Calus85
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Jo Jo P
20 May 2018|
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where the bus stops but it's a very quiet area,not a busy thoroughfare so I would guess it's safe to do this.
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