Telephone: 01626 872234
Visit a wealth of well loved rare and endangered animals in this small, customized, conservation zoo.
Spread over a mere acre of well planned woodland gardens, they pack a surprising amount comfortably in: from bearded dragons and black cheeked lovebirds to the long-nosed potoroo, with 18 varieties of primate alone! Because of the conservative nature of the collection, there's plenty of information on them available on site plus facts and figures on how we can work on stopping their declining numbers. Inspiring stuff!
Bonus highlights include Margay and Civets feeding sessions and keeper talks, so there's plenty to learn if you plan for it while they're still massively enthused! Even if you don't manage to time it right for the special sessions every enclosure also has individual species notes on the animals' habitat, their diet, their geographical origin and their at-risk status.
Special additional encounters include Keeper For The Day and Junior Keeper programmes, Meet The Meerkats sessions and Lemur Liaisons. Because it's a registered charity the extra you'd spend on the experiences goes right back into the running of the zoo, with no-one scooping profits from your fun for a change.
The village of Shaldon itself is great for fishing and scenic walks so well worth a wander through if you go early and have time afterwards. Save some room on the camera for this bit as it's so scenic, if you've got room after all the monkey shots and whatnot!
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It may be worth checking out Shaldon 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 Shaldon 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.
10am to 5pm daily in summer, closing at 4pm in winter.
Prices & Admission
Children (3 to 15 years): £4.95
Children (under 3): Free
Saver ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £21
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