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Wildwood Escot

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Lots of things to do!

We decided to visit wildwood Escot whilst staying with family nearby, it was our first visit and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hidden gem of devon

What a hidden gem this place is, wish we had found it before! The wildlife park is great with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Excellent58%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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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...more
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 March 2018

If you are looking for a theme park, this isn’t for you. The wolves and other animals are in very spacious surroundings. The setting is very rustic and quite muddy under foot...... but this adds to the attraction. It was a very, very cold day...More

5  Thank winchcombe1_13
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

As a frequent vistor for 15 yrs plus as a parent and as a childminder. Escot has always been my favourite place to visit. I have not been for a couple of years (my daughter now 19) and today I was sorely dissapointed. I have...More

9  Thank littlepixies
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit wildwood Escot whilst staying with family nearby, it was our first visit and we will defiantly be returning in the future. The site was full of different activities for the kids and a bit for the adults too! Initially we spent...More

Thank Camper44549787521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a hidden gem this place is, wish we had found it before! The wildlife park is great with interesting talks by Becky the keeper about the animals living at the park. We had a good reception from the staff at the shop and the...More

Thank ra28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 15 year old daughter wanted to visit Wildwood as she was very keen to see a red squirrel - and the good news is that she managed to see quite a few without us even going into the park itself as the red squirrel...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We have been members of Escot for some time, and have been regular visitors, over the last fifteen years. We enjoy some of the changes made by Wildwood and like walking in the grounds and seeing the animals just as a couple, but we also...More

Thank AnnP563
Reviewed 26 September 2018

On entering we where asked to gift aid, filled in the form then totally ignored left standing around, very rude. Still paid full price even though the main display was canceled, the whole place looked rundown. The otters being out and about saved part of...More

Thank GaryB3794
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Went here with a family and friends and had great fun in the maze . Kids had great fun in play areas . Would say overall it lacks animals . Have been to the wildwood in KENT and that is brilliant with a lot more...More

Thank benjamin123345
Reviewed 22 September 2018

On arrival we tried the restaurant and were made very welcome by the staff and enjoyed a well presented lunch prior to entering the site through a welcoming entry office where tickets were purchased. There were plenty of animals all seemingly putting themselves out to...More

Thank chamoi2010
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had a lovely time at Escot with our grandchildren seeing the otters wolves wild boar to name a few of the animals then tea in the cafe

Thank Pauline337
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We visited Wildwood Escot in July 2017 to use the soft play area as our daughter liked them. When we eventually found the soft play area we were deeply disappointed. It was small and dilapidated with no facilities for adults. We ordered lunch in the...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Took my kids, 6 and 3, here on a whim as we’d been in devon and were headed and it was on the way. Paid £25ish for the 3 of us. It was fabulous. The setting is like wandering through the woods, where the children...More

Thank Ellie H
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11 July 2018|
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Response from JamesDevon | Reviewed this property |
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
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