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


Click any of the images of Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre below to see larger versions


Below is a video of Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre.

You can follow us on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/@bideforduk.

Contact Information

Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre Reviews

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

Below are the latest reviews of Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre.

Based on 2524 reviews
powered by Google
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

Neill Mitchell avatarNeill Mitchell
a week ago
Fantastic place. A lot more to see than the tourist leaflets would lead you to believe. Lots of big cats to see with glass panels so you can get good views and photos. Really wide range of animals to see in nice surroundings. The meet the creatures" talk was very good. Spent a whole day there. Nice little cafe.
Simon D avatarSimon D
a month ago
In the area on holiday and it was a rainy day. The staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The animals! Well I've been to a few zoo's in my time and this one was at the top of the list. Got to see just about everything they had. Interesting layout, easy spots to see the animals, good range of animals to see. Gift shop was small but comparable to other similar zoo's. Price was reasonable! Well worth a visit
Jasmine Miles avatarJasmine Miles
4 months ago
Beautifully presented zoo, easy to navigate around with complimentary map given on entry. It was a wonderful day out for me and my 6 year old alike. We both thoroughly enjoyed. The staff were very welcoming and enthusiastic about working there. The animals are well cared for and have very well sized enclosures for their needs.We went on a Sunday so was fairly quiet and no wait to enter.The cafe is fairly priced for any food place these days and food was prompt and of good quality. Again the staff couldn't help enough.There is a gift shop before the exit which again is fairly priced for a day out excursion.All in all it was a fabulous day out and one me and my little one will remember for a long time thanks to the staff 😊
carla ravey avatarcarla ravey
2 months ago
Good family day out. We only went to see the shoebill because my partner wanted to see him but they were doing all his cage up, so he wasn’t on display that day, but the zookeeper let us see him in his bed he was very helpful and full of information . They where lots off birds and other animals to see was only there for about 2-3 hours but was good . Staff where very friendly
Amanda Armitage avatarAmanda Armitage
2 weeks ago
Really nice zoo hidden from view. The animals all look well and cared for. We went on a beautiful sunny day and I think we saw all of them. Talks are regular and very educational. We would definitely go again.
See All Reviews


The address for Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre we have is: Twitchen Lane South, Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, UK. Use the map below for a closer view. Do check with your host for a definite location.

Related Things to See & Do

Here are the related things to see and do Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre which are also in and around Bideford.

Author Matt Ogborne
Matt Ogborne
About the Author

Welcome to Bideford.com! I’m Matt, a seasoned explorer and avid fan of Bideford and the broader North Devon area. With over a decade of consistent family visits, virtually every weekend, I’ve immersed myself in the rich history and vibrant culture Bideford & North Devon.

On this site, you’ll find a wealth of knowledge amassed from my adventures here. From in-depth local guides to engaging blog posts about Bideford. Whether you’re looking for recommendations on things to do or guidance on where to stay we have you covered. Join me as we delve into the heart of Bideford, North Devon – a town that’s more than just a destination, but an experience waiting to be discovered.

Do you want to see your favourite Bideford attraction, place to stay, event or activity listed here? Contact Us!

We have done our best to ensure that the details about Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre are correct at the time of publishing. But do be aware that things change over time and we’re also human. We do not provide all the content in our web listings. Much of it comes from third-parties. Consequently, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or misrepresentations in these listings. Please note that the information presented here is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute an endorsement by us.