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Exmoor Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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Zoo- pendous!

We visited this zoo yesterday (had not been there for a few years) and loved it. The weather perked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
My visit to the zoo.

Was a great place with friendly staff, it accommodates everybody. There is lots of lovely animals... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“singing dogs”(58 reviews)
“big cats”(54 reviews)
“unusual animals”(48 reviews)
Winner of the Legacy award ,Best Family Business 2017, Gold award for best attraction in the South-west 2012, Exmoor Zoo has become an ideal family day out. The zoo has established a good rapport with the North Devon community and offers a very hand...more
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South Stowford | Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, England
+44 1598 763352
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this zoo yesterday (had not been there for a few years) and loved it. The weather perked up and it was warm, so ambling around and taking our time was not a problem. Had some lunch first, and the food was reasonably priced....More

Thank dbitten2016
Reviewed 2 days ago

get in and out of the building is not easer even in power wheelchair and also disability toilets are on big hill so if you are in manual wheel chair you cant open the door with out slipped down the hill as door are wight...More

Thank Adam L
Exmoorbeast, Owner at Exmoor Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Agreed, the zoo is on Devon hillside, it is not easy to open the doors outside of summer (they are permanently open in the warmth) and one day we may be able to afford automatic sensing doors - however... It is just a shame there...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was a great place with friendly staff, it accommodates everybody. There is lots of lovely animals to see, They have petting parts which is great fun. For all ages it’s an amazing day out.

Thank Hollycolwill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We (The wife and I) are in Devon and thought we would visit the zoo that inspired "We Bought A Zoo". Having already booked u read a couple of the previous reviews and I thought "Have I wasted our money?". Well I've got to say...More

1  Thank Martinwitnam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great zoo with animals that i have not seen at any other zoo! got a great view of all animals including two monkeys getting a bit frisky above us so had to move on from them quickly! lovely place we took a picnic but...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small zoo but with plenty to see, well maintained and with very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and seemingly happy animals. Also many feeding activities through the day with commentary by the keepers. We spent about 2 hours here as time was short for...More

Thank Oxyellow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day out lots to see and animals look well cared for will definitely be back! Good reasonably priced food in the cafe. Staff were friendly and helpful. Will be back.

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out at Exmoor Zoo! The animals were all extremely well cared for in beautiful large enclosures. Food was great and all the staff were helpful and friendly. Will definitely be going back again!

Thank ashleyjclement
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing day out for all ages. Lovely setting and enclosures. So many beautiful animals to see. We'll definitely visit again 😊

Thank 712sarah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not know this place existed until I saw it on the list for clubcard vouchers !! So much to see and do Fantastic play area. Lots of opportunities to meet and touch the animals

Thank Lucinda N
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18 September 2018|
Response from Lynn R | Property representative |
Regrettably not for a number of reasons. You are more than welcome to go in and out and check your dog if you wish to. Please ask for fresh drinking water as well.
30 May 2018|
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Response from lisajane2305 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just take a raincoat and good walking shoes, it is mainly outdoor but I wouldn’t let the rain out me off because we loved this place