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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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Lovely little zoo of mainly small primates. Animals seemed as curious about us as we were about... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Isle of Wight, UK

Great little place! All sorts of primates some very rare species I've never seen before. Very good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kevin G
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ness Drive, Shaldon TQ14 0HP, England
+44 1626 872234
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All reviewsendangered speciessmall animalsnocturnal housemeerkat experiencelovely little placenew arrivalslovely enclosuresworth a visitreally enjoyed our visitslow loriscar parklarger zoospublic toiletscouple of hourswalk aroundstaff were friendlyfantastic zoo
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely little zoo of mainly small primates. Animals seemed as curious about us as we were about them and obligingly came into view. Good paths around but some steps and slopes that you are warned baout on entry. friendly staff

Thank Gardengel-IoW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place! All sorts of primates some very rare species I've never seen before. Very good value. I loved to see the animals well looked after and the breading programme is second to none.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little hidden zoo is a lovely way to spend an hour or so away from the noise of the nearby beaches. Follow a wooden walkway through the trees to discover various types of lemur, primates, birds and a cat (a shy margay who we...More

Thank UKHolbee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diidnt know what to expect and was pleasantly impressed. The animals looked really heathy and happy with the surrounding. The cleanliness was excellent and and the whole experience was informative. The team looked happy and certainly cared for there animals

Thank jeseypete
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo, while quite small, is constantly evolving and houses many interesting creatures that make it fascinating for adults and children. The pathways between and around the enclosures and the viewing windows into the sleeping areas make the tour easy and interesting. Car parking is...More

Thank Malcolm C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my grandchildren to visit this little zoo. We all loved it. Although its small its laid out really well and the animals are all happy and moving around a lot in spacious enclosures The entry price reflects the size of the zoo and length...More

1  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great little zoo, helping with breeding programmes for endangered animals. I really loved the setting - with in the woods and natural landscape of the surroundings. Very good guides to their residents. Good gift shop too. It could be improved by being...More

1  Thank Anna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely couple of hours spent in the zoo. You really don't need any longer than that for a visit. Clean, well maintained, staff pleasant. All animals happy with lots of space and nice big enclosures.

Thank l0v3child
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the peacefulness of this small but perfect collection of animals. It cost around £8 to get in, but it was fun to have space around us and relative peace to take in the animals and their surroundings. One keeper told us all about...More

Thank Joanna G
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with 3 children age 11,9&8 and had a great time, really friendly and informative staff and lovely little place to visit. The kids enjoyed doing the work books and find the stamps too! Staff were also really well informed on the area and...More

1  Thank Sarah P
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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.