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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
Phone Number: +44 1566 785646

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Worth every penny. A great experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank parkkeeper2016
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank truth-seeker1010101
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47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank curly60
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

3 Thank KC R
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank Keith B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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 

1 Thank Becky321
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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 

Thank thebattledowners
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.

1 Thank Els C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Love this place. Educational and fun. A wonderful place to have a season ticket for and for the kids to grow up around. Keep it up guys.

Thank Katy C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The otter and wildlife park had a wide selection : Asian and British Otters, owls, birds of prey, turkeys, parakeets, wallabies, fallow deer, rabbits, harvest mice, etc. The best was a charming selection of 10 young Asian short claw otters chasing each other around the pen. The facilities were rather run down and needed upgrading. There was a very good... More 

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