Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

Home to the Exmoor beast. Lots to see and do, even on a rainy day.

Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre is an animal sanctuary, open to the public for educational wildlife experiences in the beautiful moorland countryside

The centre, located in Stowford, Bratton Fleming, was founded in 1974 and today provides a safe haven to over 70 species of animals from around the world, many of them endangered

It gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about these animals, how they are cared for and how we can help protect them

They strive to promote conservation through inspiring education and research programmes

They also host events and workshops throughout the year so visitors can interact with their rescued and resident animals in an interactive environment


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Contact orientated zoo with pumas, marmosets and lemurs, for handling experiences and daily talks.

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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Exmoor Zoo, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, UK

Nicola Dennis avatarNicola Dennis
a month ago
What an amazing day we had doing the Big Cat Experience! The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable and engaging! We felt safe throughout and got to feed cheetahs, Burt the sand cat, a caracal and the Exmoor beast 😉. A truly special experience so would highly recommend, worth every penny!
Rutger ter Maten avatarRutger ter Maten
a month ago
Probably the biggest surprise of a zoo in a long time! What an amazing collection and every single animal was visible (some took a second visit, but eventually we had a 100% score on the species). Many rarely seen species of mammals, some bigger species as well. Absolutely loved our visit, planned to go a couple hours and ended up staying the entire day.
Jenny Christopher avatarJenny Christopher
2 months ago
Fantastic day. Having not been here before and about an hour from home, we'll certainly be back. The experience day was great and we were so well looked after and included. Animals seem really well cared for and there's been some investment to upkeep some areas which is really nice to see and support by our visit.
sar pal avatarsar pal
a month ago
I enjoyed my time here. There was a good amount of smaller wildlife like some monkeys on the smaller side and there was a few cats like leopards. Reptiles and birds,meerkat I recall seeing too. I took alot of photos. The cafe was a letdown though so I'd say take a pack lunch.It was pricey and food we had was disappointing but as the money goes to the care of the animals I assume I can let this go. There is a smallish carpark and also a child's play area. We only stayed for a couple of hrs as it was rainy miserable weather and tiring for us older ones and I think pushing a pushchair uphill added to tiredness. There were signs telling the public which routes were not suitable for wheelchair use which I think is helpful
Teresa Sanders avatarTeresa Sanders
4 months ago
Had a great day at the Exmoor zoo. There are so many animals I had not seen before.For the size of the zoo they had a brilliant collection of big cats. The enclosures are a good size for the animals.We went the bing of March so not busy but I think in the summer it would be hectic. The zoo goes down to the bottom and winds back upwards They have a cafe with a good choice of lunch time hot meals ,plus cold oppositions.Price average.The toilets are located at the entrance and cafe which is at the top of the zoo.The one thing that was disappointing is the amount of viewing windows that had broken down so steamed up so you could not see through them.For time of year and weather we had had it was tidy . Definitely worth a visit b
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