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Shaldon Wildlife Trust

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Nice little zoo with friendly staff

We enjoyed a quick visit not long before the zoo was due to close for the day. The weather was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
Memorable Day and highly recommend the zoo keeper experience

We visited today for a zoo keeper experience (birthday present treat) for our Ringtail lemur mad... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
monique p
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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.
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Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 872234
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All reviews endangered species meerkat experience small animals conservation work nocturnal house lovely little place new arrivals slow loris happy to answer any questions worth a visit really enjoyed our visit larger zoos car park couple of hours public toilets mouse deer staff were friendly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a quick visit not long before the zoo was due to close for the day. The weather was a bit miserable which seemed to keep quite a few of the animals in, but we managed to see enough to keep our grandson happy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharlieCB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited today for a zoo keeper experience (birthday present treat) for our Ringtail lemur mad and conservationist supporter 11 year old daughter. We opted for the zoo keeper day as thought great value at £55 for adult and child and we were not disappointed....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank monique p
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

It's a fairly small zoo but still with plenty to see and a good place to spend an hour. Most of the animals are primates but there are a few mammals and birds. The price reflects the size and the ticket let's you return later...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Came here in extra half term week so not crowded. We walked around the enclosures, our first visit here. Difficult to see some of the animals as they were inside but those we did see we're very active. We especially liked seeing the lemurs. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Linda P
Reviewed 31 October 2018

I had a Lemur Experience here on Monday 29 Oct. The staff were so helpful and friendly. It’s not a big place but still had plenty to see. Lovely gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Nestled down near the town of Shaldon the Zoo is hidden amongst the trees. The Zoo is part of a number of conservation programs for highly endangered species. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and there are plenty of information boards about the animals...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davee693
Reviewed 29 October 2018

My 14 year old son didn't want to go but when we got there he loved it. A small zoo but with some interesting animals with well looked after enclosures and very knowledgeable staff. A lovely way to spend a couple of hours

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seaside756820
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Came along to the Halloween night and wasn't disappointed, the staff were all fantastic!! Great with the children! The bloke doing the talks was interesting and full of passion for the animals.. Would highly recommend this zoo.. been a few times before but this event...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Arabella D
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We was staying the week at the local holiday park and looking for somewhere to take our children. We came across Shaldon Zoo and saw the very good reviews and opted to give it a try. The zoo is situated just 80 metres from the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynsey P
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

My 8 year old daughter was a zoo keeper for the day at Sheldon. She had the most amazing day filled with education and fun. She was able to feed the animals and get close to them. She Came back full of knowledge. The staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jo Jo P
20 May 2018|
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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.