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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

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Address: North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
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A little Gem

Not the easiest place to find as it's tucked down a back road. The initial impression was not very good and didn't look like a wildlife centre from the outside. As we visited in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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spikeybb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not the easiest place to find as it's tucked down a back road. The initial impression was not very good and didn't look like a wildlife centre from the outside. As we visited in October, it was very quiet and hardly anyone around, and being out of season, it felt like a more personalised experience. Make sure to take in... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought it was that good we bought a yearly family ticket. And the food in the cafe is home made, cheap and delicious

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is a great place. You cannot get any closer to nature. There is plenty to see and you have several options depending on how comfortable you are around the wildlife. You can sit and have coffee whilst taking in what's going on around you. The otters can be funny and they are so busy. You have birds of prey... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Friendly staff who are vey knowledgeable, food was nice (but quite expensive) and our absolute highlight, the otters! Very clean and well kept (perhaps a little tired) and very family friendly. All the visitors were young families taking their kids out so perhaps not for older families.

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Sussex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you are anywhere in Cornwall or North Devon then give yourself time to visit the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre. The family will have a wonderful day strolling through the pretty forest, meeting rabbits, chickens, fallow deer and wallabies, being introduced to the snowy owl, falcon, harrier hawk and other various birds of prey, and best of all, seeing... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

During the feeding session the (male) member of staff doing the feeding and giving the talk made jokes about whether or not we could guess which otter was the girl 'that's right the noisiest one' and then offered further proof that she was a girl by saying " you can tell she's a girl because can't catch" as he threw... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a lovely 'low-key' place to visit with knowledgeable and friendly staff. The free-range Wallabies and Rabbits are a treat as is the delightful woodland walk. Feeding time for the Otters accompanied by an interesting and informative talk. Definitely worth a diversion to visit if you're nearby. Nice little Cafe as well.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Myself and my other half spent a fantastic day at the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, such knowledgeable people that run the centre and give the talks and they were so interesting to listen to! Spent the whole day looking around and was there until closing time, the enclosures were really spacious and allow you to watch the otters being... More 

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cheltenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

If you are around this area go and visit, we went with 2 teenagers and it was fantastic. Not too big but with lovely woodland walks among wallabies and you can actually stroke them they are that tame and absolutely love their necks rubbed also lots of deer, otters gaiore, rabbits and birds of prey meerkats.chipmonks parrots chickens and mice.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent few hours spent walking amonst the wallabies, turkeys and dear. Very friendly and educational talks on the birds or prey and feeding of the otters. Kids loved the visit and we popped back twice, a pleasant surprise and very friendly staff.

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