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Wildwood Escot

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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Looking worn out and not too easy to find

First problem is finding the place. Local tourist info leaflets feature the wolves/wildlife. But... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
clijan
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Great day out !

A really enjoyable day out ! A nice selection of healthy looking animals cared for by enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brian t
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South Molton
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Wildwood Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of parkland, threatened native species such as the iconic red squirrel and the secretive water vole have found sanctuary in surroundings steeped in history and filled with beautiful plants and champion trees. Meet Wildwood Escot’s wolves, lynx, family of otters, stunning birds of prey and other amazing animals. There are woodlands to explore, wetlands to navigate, a maze to solve and so much more.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
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+44 1404 822188
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First problem is finding the place. Local tourist info leaflets feature the wolves/wildlife. But the only signs in a relatively remote area to mark the place out are low-key and signed ESCOT with no indication of what is there. We went right past and nearly...More

Thank clijan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really enjoyable day out ! A nice selection of healthy looking animals cared for by enthusiastic and friendly staff, a very nice coach house dining area. The only complaint, PLEASE PUT A FEW SIGNS UP SO WE CAN FIND YOU !!

Thank Brian t
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended a festival here. Despite all the thousands of people and the mud the grounds were still beautiful. Plan on visiting for definite before I attend the next festival here. Can imagine it’s absolutely ideal for a family day out.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Wildwood with my 6 year old grandson. Really impressed, concentrate on nature and the beauty of the countryside. Very educational good talks about the animals. He loved the anglo saxon village which brought history to life. He loved the bug playground where the climbing...More

Thank Jayne B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable day at Wildwood .The staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We ate in the coach house which was good and Helen made our stay pleasurable with her friendly banter .from Pam, Keith from Ramsgate Kent. Sylvie, Peter from Exeter

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a lovely place to, the animals have good size enclosures and seem well looked after, the maze well thats a different story we got soooo lost! Toilets are a bit hit and miss to find. Good day out though

Thank Jasmin M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited initially on Christmas Eve which was good. Went back at half-term on a fairly cloudy day and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Arrived at 10 and left at about 14.30. The addition of the zip wire and watching the birds of prey presentation was fabulous....More

Thank PenelopePitstop59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really fantastic day out. We visited with children aged 2-6 plus grandparents and there was something for everyone! We enjoyed doing all of the keeper talks and falconry display. Got to see Red Squirrels up close and the Wolves were an amazing site! We...More

Thank Kathryn T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where do I start? The red squirrels were endearing; the maze was amazing; the drop slide tested courage; the pirate ship and the play area next to it provided lots of fun. the Saxon village was a hit; including the process of toasting marshmallows (as...More

1  Thank JamesDevon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thinking of things to do, and have been meaning to come to escot for a long time so today being wedding anniversary we decided to take a look, and what a time, first seen, was the otters and what fun they were especially the one...More

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862jackie
1 September 2017|
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Response from 11bubbles | Reviewed this property |
Due to the introduction of the wild cat, lynx and wolves dogs are no longer allowed. Reasons of bio security, animal welfare and behaviour are described on the wild wood website. However dogs are permitted on the wider... More
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suzhLondon_uk
25 June 2015|
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Response from Jaie G | Property representative |
The Escot red squirrels are fed daily at 1pm. They usually come out to entertain our visitors at feeding time but please note that we cannot guarantee that they will oblige, especially if it is a very warm day. Robin... More
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