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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Devon

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Devon in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 19 Devon zoos and wildlife parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the zoos and wildlife parks we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary2 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Buckfastleigh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Fly away to a land of natural beauty and wonder at Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary. At the centre you’ll get to see first-hand exotic butter...

Shaldon Zoo

  • Teignmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Step into your own acre of tranquil woodland garden when you visit Shaldon Zoo. This small zoo has a big heart as it works hard to contribute to the...

Yaraks Bird of Prey

  • Cullompton
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Yarak's Bird of Prey is a rural centre which houses approximately 35 birds. This may be a small number but owners believe that this allows them to gi...

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

  • Exmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Hawkridge Birds of Prey Centre is privately run by husband and wife team and offers a good variety of experiences, although all by appointment only....

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Totnes
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Totnes Rare Breeds is a family-owned attraction is small enough to provide a friendly and personal service, with enough to keep visitors happy all da...

Paignton Zoo5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Paignton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

With over 2,000 animals there is plenty to see and do at Paignton Zoo. See them all: giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, pl...

Dartmoor Zoological Park4.666666666666667 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Animal lovers will love spending the day discovering all that Dartmoor Zoological Park has to offer. Get the whole family together and head off on a...

North Devon Falconry

  • Newton Tracey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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...



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Alpaca Trekking with Bearhouse Alpacas

  • Sidbury
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Alpaca Trekking With Bearhouse Alpacas is a working alpaca stud farm not far from the seaside resort of Sidmouth. It is situated in the Roncombe Vall...

The Donkey Sanctuary

  • Sidmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth is a registered charity that provides sanctuary from suffering to donkeys and mules worldwide. They are open from...

Woodlands Family Theme Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Dartmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

With 125,000 sq. ft. of indoor fun, Woodlands Leisure Park is the largest theme park in Devon. Go wild on the thrilling attractions, whooshing down t...

Exmoor Zoo

  • Barnstaple
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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 smalle...

Combe Martin Wildlife & Animal Park

  • Combe Martin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

You don’t usually see animals and dinosaurs living side by side, however that’s what you get at Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. Built into a...

Axe Valley Wildlife Park5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Axminster
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Axe Valley Wildlife Park is East Devon’s ‘hidden gem’. Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley, just a short distance from the Jurass...

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre

  • Minehead
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre 15th century National Trust farmstead within Exmoor National Park, with a large collection of owls, birds of prey, and fri...

Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Monkeys are intelligent, playful animals that have a safe home at The Monkey Sanctuary. This active rescue centre takes in animals that haven’t had t...

Porfell Wildlife Park

  • Liskeard
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Just a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall is Porfell Wildlife Park, where neglected, unwanted, injured or illegal animals can call home.  Cor...

South West Deer Rescue

  • Crewkerne
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

South West Deer Rescue is a dedicated non profit centre which offers a unique up close experience with 5 different species of wild and semi-wild deer...

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park

  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park covers approximately 42 acres and a County wildlife site, there are many different sections to Apex, including fishing...

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