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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

#1 of 26 things to do in Launceston Features Animals
North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
+44 1566 785646
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so much more than otters

this is a really great place to get close and personal with lots of different creatures, no extra... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2016
JOHN L
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Paignton, United Kingdom
Wonderfully natural setting

This must be one of the best managed attractions in Cornwall! It was an overcast day but we didn't... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Waggletail
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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North Petherwin, Nr. Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8GW | North Petherwin, Launceston PL15 8GW, England
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

this is a really great place to get close and personal with lots of different creatures, no extra charge for handling birds of prey, lots of free roaming deer, wallaby's and different water fowl. The keepers are very passionate about their animals, and are very...More

Thank JOHN L
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This must be one of the best managed attractions in Cornwall! It was an overcast day but we didn't mind a bit as there was plenty to keep us entertained, 4 pools of Asian short clawed and British otters, birds of prey, wallaby,s and peacocks...More

Thank Waggletail
Reviewed 1 May 2016

If you are looking for a smart zoo where everything is shiny, don't come here. If you want to get within 2 feet of lots of lovely otters and want to watch them feeding, swimming, wrestling and generally being charming, then this is a must....More

Thank StephenBP
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We have visited in the past and loved it best to go when dry as everthing is out doors. We were allowed to hold birds of prey at no extra cost which was a great experience espcially for the children. There is also a reasonably...More

Thank Louise W
Reviewed 21 April 2016

A very relaxed wildlife park where the animals are very clearly well looked after. The otters, of which there are around 24, are of course the stars of the show, but there are a number of other animals to look at. This includes the birds...More

Thank discoralf
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We popped in for a visit really just expecting to see otters and were pleasantly surprised to find lots more. There is a bird of prey lesson where a lovely girl gives a talk on various owls, hawks etc. You can actually handle these birds...More

Thank Paula E
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I didn't have high expectations when I went but the park is absolutely lovely and there's a lot more to see than just otters. Definitely time your visit to coincide with the feeding times because then you get talks about all the otters and they're...More

Thank whenitsajar
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Me and my partner went here last year... We had a lovely day out. It's really nice and wonderful. Great to get you outside in the fresh air with lovely animals. I love the otters.

Thank cpx130
Reviewed 15 April 2016

this is a place you MUST visit - great day out. you can buy bags of feed for the deers. i especially love dasher the lovely hand reared three legged deer - adorable i wanted to bring him home to Manchester. very informative when it...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My partner and I arrived in the afternoon, to be greeted by very friendly staff and extremely quirky Otters! We spent quite a while around the Otters, Birds of Prey and the Wallabys before roaming the land and coming across the deer; beautiful creatures. We...More

Thank LLoyd S
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LaurenJM93
30 June 2017|
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Response from Michelle B | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely either morning or afternoon both have fantastic talks and a chance to meet the Birds of prey and watch the otters being fed. Otter talks 12:00pm and 3:00pm Birds of prey talks 11:30am and 2:30pm. So definitely... More
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Rüth S
21 February 2017|
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Response from bognor | Reviewed this property |
Ha! Otters look very cute but I'm sure they could rip your face off! You can let raptors perch on your arm though, magnificent.
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