Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre

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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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Exmoor Zoological and Conservation Centre Reviews

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: Twitchen Lane South, Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple EX31 4SG, UK

Jasmine Miles avatarJasmine Miles
a month 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 😊
Ben Wigley avatarBen Wigley
9 months ago
This is the best day out we’ve had in our holiday by a long way! We arrived for opening time at 10am joined a small queue and quickly got inside with our pre booked tickets. The staff were friendly and helpful on arrival and throughout our visit and the keeper talks were very informative. There are so many animals to see that we were there for about 6 hours to see it all. The animals were well kept, in good health and mostly easy to spot but just one or two elusive ones! The food and drink is very reasonably priced which was a pleasant surprise compared to other places we had visited with meals around the £5 per person mark. They also provided a small quiz which my stepdaughter filled in and got a goody bag which was a nice touch! All in all a great day out and highly recommended!
Becki T.G avatarBecki T.G
7 months ago
Delightful experience! Didn’t expect much from a random trip on a Friday in October but it was one of the best zoo trips I’ve ever been on. All the staff were friendly and helpful (shout out to Steven for his fun interactive talks!!). They had a diverse selection of animals and despite the quiet season it was really engaging.
Rose Ball avatarRose Ball
6 months ago
Had a great day out here at the weekend. Although there is a construction project going on near the entrance (no noise, just an empty area) it really didn't put a dampener on our visit at all. The autumn colours were beautiful and it was good to see the animals looking happy and being looked after. We heard a really interesting talk about lemurs and, in general, Madagascar which was eye opening. You understand why facilities such as this are important to educate people and protect the wildlife. Also, this zoo is bigger than it appears. There's a pretty little nature trail that curves down, past the deer, to a stream and then there are more paddocks just below the play area where you can see huge owls, a wolverine and alpacas. A great day out in North Devon, superb value for money 👍
Debbie Drennen avatarDebbie Drennen
8 months ago
Took my daughter to the zoo before she goes back to uni, I haven't been there for years. We had a brilliant time, so many animals too see, i love that those who are shy have fairly over grown enclosures so you might get a glimpse but they're free to hide away if they want. I think we saw all but 2 of the animals on display. They have new arrivals next year too, a snow leopard and red pandas. Lots of information about the animals, talks available and if you like you can handle some of the creepy crawlies. Not over priced and well worth a visit. I'm local and didn't realise it was so good, I will be going back once the new arrivals arrive!
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