Exmoor Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Exmoor Zoo

  • Barnstaple
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Information

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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Opening hours

27th May - 16th September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

17th September - 31st October
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00 (or dusk)

1st November - 9th February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 (or dusk)
Closed 24th - 26th December

10th February - 26th May
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (16-65) from £14.95
Kids (3-15) from £10.50
Under 3s: Free


Travel & Contact Information


South Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4SG, England

Phone number

01598 763352



Click here to visit Exmoor Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Exmoor Zoo has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

The attraction is built on a slight hill. Please be aware that it might prove difficult for young legs or manual wheelchairs. 

Exmoor Zoo has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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