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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 872234
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Great for kids and grown-ups too.

Small, endangered species set in just one acre might sound a like a bit of quick tour but it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam C
,
Exeter, United Kingdom
via mobile
Surprisingly good

It’s a really small zoo but it’s a good place to spend an hour. Ticket let’s you return same day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Littlenutbrownhare
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West Linton, United Kingdom
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The small zoo making a big difference! Set in an acre of woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
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+44 1626 872234
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"endangered species"
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"well worth a visit"
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"interesting animals"
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"lovely little place"
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"new arrivals"
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"small place"
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"wildlife park"
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"small monkeys"
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"lovely enclosures"
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"fantastic zoo"
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"a real treat"
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"meerkat experience"
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"nocturnal house"
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"slow loris"
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"bigger zoos"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small, endangered species set in just one acre might sound a like a bit of quick tour but it wasn't. Lots to see. Tiered layout around gentle slopes and a few steps made it feel bigger. The zoo keeper, Carly, was incredibly helpful and able...More

Thank Adam C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s a really small zoo but it’s a good place to spend an hour. Ticket let’s you return same day. Price reflects size and good value for money. Lots of monkeys.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a wonderful couple of hours watching and listening to the animals. The staff are incredible - friendly and helpful - and the animals well kept. A strong conservation message. Three species of Slow Loris were a real treat to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Shaldon Wildlife Trust with our son at the weekend to enjoy the Meerkat experience for his (25th birthday treat)! The Meerkat group was new and we were told they may be shy as this was their first encounter - however they were...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very small, no service or NHS discount. Not wheelchair accessible at all we struggled with a buggy luckily had our carrier for baby which is advise if taking a baby. Baby loved it tho was over rather quickly. Good for an hour or so maybe,...More

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times it's a good place to go for a couple of hours it's quite small but the animals on show are incredibly entertaining

Thank George D
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little zoo. Great animals and friendly staff. Well kept enclosures. But very small. Narrow paths. Felt like everyone was on top of each other. Personally think it was a bit on the expensive side for what was there. Maybe £2 about less would feel...More

Thank Charlotte G
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Great little zoo, lovely staff and really nice to see the meerkats, Lemurs and other species. Great for all the family

Thank greenie26
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Visited because we had a voucher for the meet the meerkats experience. It's not wildly exciting at first glance but with a bit of patience you can observe a variety of fascinating creatures. Lovely calm feeling to the place, we certainly enjoyed meeting the meerkats!...More

Thank Sheila P
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a small (1 acre) "zoo", featuring mainly primates, the lemurs and meerkats being kids' favourites. There are also birds and a tropical environment. They are doing a great and worthwhile job of conservation, and deserve support. They certainly don't do this to get...More

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Jo Jo P
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Response from Sheila P | Reviewed this property |
Not sure where the bus stops but it's a very quiet area,not a busy thoroughfare so I would guess it's safe to do this.
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