Telephone: 01598 763352
At Exmoor Zoo change keeps taking place, so even a visit last year, will today see new exhibits and animals! The zoo has always specialised in smaller animals in the past, providing "natural" living spaces for many creatures no longer seen in the city zoos.
Today, new exhibits exist for larger animals such as Puma,reindeer, maned wolves, meerkats, Cheetah to name but a few and of course the "Exmoor beast"! .
Sand Cats, Binturong, singing dogs, wolves, Carpathian lynx, are all recent new arrivals. The careful planting of shrubs and trees as they have matured, will keep you wondering what is next, providing a very relaxing and natural atmosphere!
Exmoor zoo is different from other zoos. It is not a wildlife park or a city zoo, but a more personal, friendly and contact orientated zoo which has grown into a North Devon Valley. This is reflected by the talks and encounter sessions (every half hour in the summer); a visit will undoubtedly show you there is a lot more here, than first meets the eye!
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It may be worth checking out Exmoor Zoo's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Exmoor Zoo before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
Summer 10am Close: 5pm or 6pm
Winter open 10.00am close 4.00 pm
Open daily 362 days a year
Cafe serving a varied menu of light lunches, fast food, snacks and hot and cold beverages. Covered outdoor picnic areas in zoo and in playground. Menu ranges from sandwiches, baguettes, toasties, panninis, jacket potatoes, burgers chips etc., Seating in cafe for for 70 people within tha main building, plus picnic benches and picnic table in our undercover picninc area. A new conservatory is being built this year to offer more seating capacity during the high season.
We offer a small variety of vegetarian options and gluten free and will try to accommodate dietary requests where we can. Please ask to see our allergens list.
"Can I have one of those?"
A wide range of souvenirs and gifts from 50p to £30 including pencils, fluffy toys, magnets, ornaments, zoo T-shirts etc.
"i need a wee"
Two blocks of toilets at main reception and gift shop building, separate disabled toilet and baby changing facilities in both blocks of (male and female) toilets.
and baby come too...
Small quantity of baby food available for purchase and microwave available for customers use to heat baby food. There are 6 high chairs available. Microwave for heating of baby foods.
"are we there yet?"
Off M5 motorway onto A361 towards Barnstaple, at roundabout outside South Molton pick up the A399 towards Ilfracombe and we are 10 miles on left hand side (brown tourist signs). 310 Bus from Barnstaple (please tell driver you want to get off for Exmoor Zoo) 5 minute walk from bus stop.
...got any top tips?
We are an outdoor attraction but with covered areas if weather is inclement. Our recently added undercover picnic area and encounter zones have proved popular, along with some covered exhibits. In heavy rain, we advise you choose another day to visit.
Prices & Admission
Adult £10 to £12.95
Child £7.50 to £9.50
Concessions £9 to £11.95
Under 3s FREE!
Saver ticket. £1.00 off per person on groups of 4 or more ( paying in one transaction).
Group discounts for 10 or more people. Please enquire
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