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Zoos and Wildlife Parks near to Ashburton
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Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary (3 miles)
Buckfastleigh
Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary A tropical landscaped garden filled with exotic butterflies, beautiful birds, fish and terrapins, plus several species of otter. Make sure the bigger kids take a camera!
Prickly Ball Farm (5 miles)
Newton Abbot
Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog hospital and farm with lots of animals to meet plus daily activities, talks and hands-on fun.
Paignton Zoo (10 miles)
Paignton
Paignton Zoo With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time - A great day out for the kids and all the family. Looking for an exciting day out in Devon? Come in and get close to over two thousand creatures at one of the South Wests most exciting visitor attractions, but...
Living Coasts (11 miles)
Torquay
Living Coasts Coastal Zoo and Aquarium where you can mingle with penguins, see otters, octopus and seal plus there are underwater viewing areas and a cafe.
Shaldon Zoo (11 miles)
Teignmouth
Shaldon Zoo A compact yet hugely diverse conservation park, offering observation of rare and endangered species of primate, small mammal, bird and reptile. Loads of information if you want to take it educational, plus keeper talks and bonus experiences.
Dartmoor Zoological Park (13 miles)
Plymouth
Dartmoor Zoological Park There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Solomon our Lion, all set in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover something different, learn something amazing and help us make tomorrow's world rich in animal life.
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (18 miles)
Exmouth
Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre Small, private, family run centre providing seasonal flying displays. Courses and Experience Days offered year round weather permitting, including handling and hawk or owl walks. By appointment only.
National Marine Aquarium (20 miles)
Plymouth
National Marine Aquarium The visual spectacular of the Atlantic Ocean tank is a wow with kids: they're sure to get a unique and inspiring take on of what makes fish such fascinating animals from the menacing Sand Tiger and Nurse Sharks to the graceful Eagle Rays to the mighty Tarpon and Barracuda.
Yaraks Bird of Prey (26 miles)
Nr Cullompton
Yaraks Bird of Prey Standalone unique and specialist Bird of Prey Centre offering flying displays, handling plus flying experiences. Run by professional falconers who class their charges as family.
The Donkey Sanctuary (27 miles)
Sidmouth
The Donkey Sanctuary We are a registered charity working around the world protecting donkeys and promoting their welfare worldwide. Visitors can spend as much time as they wish meeting the donkeys and enjoying beautiful coastal and countryside walks. We have a maze, nature centre and donkeys to ‘adopt’, along...
The Monkey Sanctuary (31 miles)
Looe
The Monkey Sanctuary Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, we have been offering a safe home to monkeys in need since 1964. 2013 Award Winners. Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and you can rest assured that all income goes to support out charitable work.
Axe Valley Wildlife Park (37 miles)
Axminster
Axe Valley Wildlife Park - is a quaint, quirky wildlife park in the heart of Devon. Animals such as Meerkats, Zebra, Lemurs can be seen here. A personal, friendly place with a laid back atmosphere. Outdoor play areas and coffee shop facility.
Porfell Wildlife Park (37 miles)
Liskeard
Porfell Wildlife Park At Porfell you will meet wallabies, marmosets, snakes, lemurs, meerkats, porcupines and of course 'Bert' the capybara as well as all your favourite farmyard animals and pets.
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (38 miles)
Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium Come face to face with local fish and marine life of the Jurassic coast. Kids can interact with the sea creatures including the unique experience of hand feeding our shoal of tame mullet, holding a starfish and getting up close with a giant lobster.
North Devon Falconry (39 miles)
Newton Tracey
North Devon Falconry Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
Fowey Aquarium (41 miles)
Newquay
Fowey Aquarium Small aquarium with a small entry fee but a surprisingly wide range of fish, plus eels, crabs and lobsters. Touch pool plus lots of fascinating information about local marine life.
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (43 miles)
Par
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary Aims to conserve rare bird species from all round the world and educate people about all the birds and animals on display.
Exmoor Zoo (44 miles)
Barnstaple
Exmoor Zoo There is only one place you are guaranteed to see the elusive Exmoor Beast and that is in the grounds of Exmoor Zoo. It is a rather large pair of black leopards that are likely to spot you before you see them! Exmoor Zoo is an award winning zoo set in a delightful location and homes over 175 different and...
Tropiquaria Zoo (48 miles)
Washford
Tropiquaria Zoo Zoo with many animals plus puppet theatre, radio museum, tropical hall, pirate ships and play fort. Don’t judge it by the exterior.
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (49 miles)
Porlock
Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park Hands on style animal park with displays and handling opportunities. Many flying displays actually set (well!) to music. Well worth a visit.
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (49 miles)
Minehead
Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and friendly animals to greet you around every corner.
Ilfracombe Aquarium (50 miles)
Ilfracombe
Ilfracombe Aquarium 'Experience the fascinating journey from an Exmoor stream to the Atlantic Ocean'.
Screech Owl Sanctuary (51 miles)
St Colomb
Screech Owl Sanctuary Owl Sanctuary with over 30 different species of owl and a hand-tame area. Meet the other animals that live there too. Guided tours plus falconry courses and handling days available
Abbotsbury Swannery (53 miles)
Weymouth
Abbotsbury Swannery This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans. The kids should take cameras and sketchbooks plus binoculars for elusive cygnets.
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower (58 miles)
Weymouth
Sea Life Adventure Park and Tower Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park is an indoor and outdoor attraction, with an indoor ocean tunnel and other amazing sea life displays. There are rides, a Splash Zone and an interactive rock pool. We also have animal feeding sessions and a water park play area.
Newquay Zoo (59 miles)
Newquay
Newquay Zoo Get closer to over 130 species at award winning Newquay Zoo! See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation â€" a perfect day out for the whole family!
Blue Reef Aquarium (59 miles)
Newquay
Blue Reef Aquarium Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to enchanting seahorses!
Pennywell Farm (4 miles)
Buckfastleigh
Pennywell Farm Treat your family to the very best with a full day of hands on animal action at Pennywell Farm near Buckfastleigh. With animal activities, shows and rides galore all included in the admission price, you won't waste a single minute. Home of the world famous Pennywell Miniature Pigs.
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm (7 miles)
Totnes
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm More than just a petting farm, this is a non-profit-making organisation, which relies on the work of volunteers and the great support of its customers. It aims to preserve endangered species of farm animals and the diversity of British wildlife. It is also a fantastic day out!
Occombe Farm (8 miles)
Paignton
Occombe Farm Working organic farm offering childrens activities, nature and themed trails, a playground and animals to meet as well.
Miniature Pony Centre (9 miles)
Moretonhampstead
Miniature Pony Centre - a unique friendly atmosphere with a whole host of activities, with lots to see and do, including the miniature ponies and their foals.
World of Country Life (18 miles)
Exmouth
World of Country Life is a farm park with petting zoo, indoor play areas, daily ferret racing and animal shows, bird of prey display, farming museum, vintage car and motorcycle collection. Hand feed the animals from the deer train and eat home cooked food in the themed restaurant.
Woodlands Leisure Park (12 miles)
Dartmouth
Woodlands Leisure Park is an all weather attraction, theres something for everyone nestled in 90 acres with various adventure play zones, perfect for entertaining children of all ages! Let off steam in massive Fun Factories, indoor rides, 2 Master Blaster Arenas and Soft Play Centres.
Crealy Great Adventure Park (20 miles)
Exeter
Crealy Great Adventure Park Voted Devon's best family attraction, don't miss the fun and excitement of Devon's Great Adventure Park! Fly through the air, splash through flowing water, explore mystical woodlands and meet the cutest creatures. Complete with rides, masses of indoor play, the regions friendliest animals and...
House of Marbles (5 miles)
Bovey Tracey
House of Marbles Featuring the largest marble run in the United Kingdom and possibly the world! Glass Making, Game and Marble Museums, push button marble runs, a GIANT floating marble, and a great new outdoor play structure to enjoy (3 to 12s).
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery (10 miles)
Torquay
Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery Medieval Abbey Ruins plus a Historic House and Gardens, Interactive Galleries and Art Collections plus Childrens Trails, Events and Activities.
Torquay Museum (11 miles)
Torquay
Torquay Museum Family-friendly museum with games, quizzes and trails plus blockbuster exhibitions designed to engage children and adults alike.
Dartmoor Prison Museum (11 miles)
Princetown
Dartmoor Prison Museum Dartmoor Prison has a long and fascinating history that has seen many changes in its fortunes. But it is also at the cutting edge of modern penal practice, developing ways to help offenders change their lives and to protect the public.
Brixham Heritage Museum (13 miles)
Brixham
Brixham Heritage Museum A fascinating museum promoting and revealing the complete history of Brixham.
Dartmouth Museum (14 miles)
Dartmouth
Dartmouth Museum Local museum with hands on exhibits for big kids and the grownups they turn into! Hands on science, learn to tie knots, put your Granny in the stocks! Amazing model ships; things about Dartmouth in the two world wars, quizzes, not stuffy at all!
Exmouth Museum (16 miles)
Exmouth
Exmouth Museum Historic building commemorating and presenting Exmouth's history, come discover it for yourself!
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) (18 miles)
Exeter
Bill Douglas Centre (History of Cinema) 'Founded in 1994, the Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. From shadow puppets to Shirley Temple dolls, from magic lanterns to Marilyn Monroe postcards, there is something to fascinate every visitor.'
Museum of Dartmoor Life (19 miles)
Okehampton
Museum of Dartmoor Life - you can discover what has happened to the Dartmoor environment over time and see how Dartmoor people have made a living and changed Dartmoor in doing so. You may even recognise your grandparents' kitchen and living room, but not necessarily the prices they had to pay for things in their time.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (20 miles)
Tavistock
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust 'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar....
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (20 miles)
Plymouth
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Museum and Art Gallery with extensive collections, hands-on activities and family events throughout the year.
Merchant's House Museum (20 miles)
Plymouth
Merchant's House Museum From Elizabethan privateers to 4 mini museums in one, the Merchant's House has an interesting history. A fascinating walk through to add to a day trip.
Fairlynch Museum (20 miles)
Budleigh Salterton
Fairlynch Museum Small quirky thatched museum detailing local social, maritime and prehistoric history, including smugglers' cellar
Clyston Mill (22 miles)
Exeter
Clyston Mill Historic working watermill in a beautiful riverside setting with hands-on activities that will be certain to engage the kids.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (24 miles)
Lifton
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre 'The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is proud to present the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays.
The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square...
Tiverton Museum (29 miles)
Tiverton
Tiverton Museum 'Come along and explore some of our outstanding collections and trace the fascinating history of Mid Devon, its environment and the people who have lived and worked here.'

Thanks for all the great things to do and Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Ashburton with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.

Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed

So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Devon can enjoy the great day out as well.



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