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Exotic Zoo

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Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
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Great place for the children

Perfect place for the children to go and not expensive. Plenty of animals to see and more will be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Joshua L
via mobile
Brilliant

Visited here yesterday with my fiancée and future parents in law. It was brilliant here. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
grob96
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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Exotic Zoo is one of Telford's best kept secrets, a real gem winning the hearts of visitors to this small and interactive zoo. Meet our friendly staff as you explore the zoo and find out all about the animals they are working with today. As a...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Exotic Zoo at Lakeside Plant Centre | Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9TT, England
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+44 1952 371570
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect place for the children to go and not expensive. Plenty of animals to see and more will be added in due course. Great place for all the family

Thank Joshua L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here yesterday with my fiancée and future parents in law. It was brilliant here. It is quite small but has lots there for it’s size. They have lots of chances to interact with the animals. We got to cuddle a meerkat and my partner...More

Thank grob96
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there a little late and were greeted with amazing friendly and welcoming staff. We chose the meerkats experience. Fantastic outstanding value for money. We were met by Ryan the zoo keeper who provided a truly wonderful experience and life long memories. We had...More

Thank Lewis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely clean place and the assistants are very happy to explain the animals they look after. great for kids and adults alike.

Thank waggy-Telford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can not thank the staff enough for the extended help they offered us today. We turned up at a last minute and they went out of their way to offer us a fantastic experience interacting with the meerkats. Their knowledge was extensive and the...More

Thank jennifermarkd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While being a very small zoo, Exotic Zoo had a great variety of animals and we spent a good afternoon wandering around. My partner surprised me by buying the meerkat experience where we got to feed and hold meerkats, including adorable babies, for an hour....More

Thank Chloe H
Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good afternoon Chloe H, Thanks so much for leaving such a cracking review and I’m glad you enjoyed your time with us! I’ll pass on your kind words to our cheeky meerkats too, they always like to know that they’ve kept our guests happy and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place, quite small but a nice array of animals. We had a meerkat experience which was great fun with these meerkats really friendly and some great characters. Staff are really friendly, hope the zoo keeps growing in size but it’s extremely good value -...More

Thank Paul C
Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Paul C! Really glad you enjoyed your time with us and that you get up close and personal with those cheeky meerkats! Thanks so much for your kind review, it means so much to us all here and we really hope we will see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard about the place through a friend who had a nice day out but was very dissappointed. The volunteers were extremely rude when answering my children’s questions and even laughed. I understand that they are volunteers but should be trained at dealing with the customers....More

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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear marylongford4, Firstly thank you for taking the time to leave a review and I’m saddened that you didn’t enjoy your time with us. I would like to reassure you that if any of our staff were laughing at the questions your children have asked...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but excellent zoo. Animals look very well cared for and staff are dotted about everywhere offering lots of information about different animals. Love the fact there’s lots of interaction with the animals not just moving from glass cage to glass cage peering in, you...More

Thank amy_jai29
Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you amy_jai29 for your very kind words, I’m so glad you all had such a great time!! We are so proud of all that we have achieved so it’s great to see our visitors enjoying it as much as we do. We love that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small, inexpensive (in the great scheme of things), varied and totally absorbing for our grandchildren (9&5). Super little cafe in the adjoining Garden Centre.More

Thank MoystenGorjus
Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, it means a lot to us all here at Exotic Zoo. I will be sure to pass on the feedback to the Garden Centre owners Steve and Cathy who do an excellent job also. I do hope...More

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Road683526
29 August 2018|
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Response from Verity C | Property representative |
There is a cafe on the site of the garden centre where we are and there are lots of picnic areas around the area. We can’t have food on site of the zoo I’m afraid.
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Peter M
19 August 2018|
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Response from Isabel M | Reviewed this property |
The Meerkat experience is fantastic, I paid £35 for myself and my fiancé. You get taken into a small hut and the keeper will bring food to entice the meerkats into the hut. You then spend half an hour up close and personal... More
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Jackson-family5-7
14 August 2018|
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Response from Verity C | Property representative |
We do have a small gift shop with mostly pocket money type presents. We are on the site of a garden centre and they also have a shop and a cafe.
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