Exmoor zoo is a unique rural zoo set into a valley in North Devon. The combination of some very rare and unusual animals seldom found in other zoos (along with everybody's favourites) and possibly the best interactive encounter sessions and talks to be found in any UK zoo, make for a real “must visit” for any animal lovers and families whilst in the area. A hidden gem that once found is often revisited enabling the visitor to experience the lives of animals from all around the world in the different seasons of Exmoor.
The tranquility of Exmoor, the beauty of rural Devon and the proximity of the world’s most special animals is a “must visit” experience for anybody! From the world’s fastest animal, to the fabled creatures of stories, the notoriety of the “Exmoor – Beast”, the chance to hold and interact (the phobia of spiders of snakes “the creepy and the scary”) and the fun and exploration of a lovely natural zoo – a visit has something for everyone! Come and see?
New from 2016 are our “wild African hunting dogs” and recent animals into the collection include our “grey wolves” and “Saki monkeys”!
We are open 362 days a year at 10am every morning. We only ever close December 24th to 26th inc. Depending on dusk the zoo closes at either 4,5 or 6pm Last entry is one hour before closing.
Summer/Winter February 15th – November 2nd inclusive November 3rd – February 14th Adult £12.95 (Winter £10.95) Child £9.50 (Winter £7.95) At the door discount Saver ticket £1.00 off for 4 or more paying persons. Generous discounts on groups of 10 or more, please phone for details 01598 763352
By far the easiest way to get to Exmoor Zoo is by car. Situated along the A399 mid way between Combe Martin & South Molton. Brown tourist signs will direct you to the lane turning off the A399. The zoo is then 1/4 a mile down this lane. The barnstaple to Lynton Bus A310 departs from Barnstaple bus station.