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Wildwood Escot

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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
+44 1404 822188
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Truly a 'wild' experience!

Wildwood is muddy, very natural and all around fun for all ages. We visited (four adults) whilst... read more

Reviewed yesterday
lhogan01
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Great wild place for Rewilding

I often walk around the Wildwood Trust at Escot Park and it is a truly natural place, the animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Neil G
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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 with beautiful plants and champion trees. Meet Wildwood Escot’s wolves, lynx, family of otters, stunning birds of prey and other amazing animals. There are woodlands to explore, wetlands to navigate, a maze to solve and so much more.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
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+44 1404 822188
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Reviewed yesterday

Wildwood is muddy, very natural and all around fun for all ages. We visited (four adults) whilst on holiday and I think we all agreed it was the best day out of our whole trip. Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable about the wildlife, the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I often walk around the Wildwood Trust at Escot Park and it is a truly natural place, the animals are in very natural settings and the wolf enclosure is one of the best designs I have ever seen (and I have seen lots around the...More

Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really beautiful place run by lovely friendly people in a stunning setting. The wolves are a highlight, with really informative and passionate keepers, but there are many other animals and attractions. It's fairly low key in style and consequently good value, a thoroughly charming place...More

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this attraction after reading such positive reviews. Sadly, we were hugely disappointed. The car park was very small and quickly filled up, resulting in cars parking all over the verges, churning up vast quantities of mud. Once we found the entrance we waited...More

Thank Stephanie S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today with my husband and 5 year old daughter. It's certainly wild and very rustic. Perhaps too rustic. Is this place genuinely intended to be wild, natural and rustic or is it simply just shabby, run down and needing serious investment? The maze was...More

Thank catgal29
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Woodland walks if busy you can always find a quiet place.lots for children to do and explore.when wet walking boots or wellies. Lots of picnic benches and areas. The beach maze is great fun and the Saxon village. Fantastic bird of prey display.The wolves are...More

1  Thank emmarzer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out in good old Devon Having looked at the reviews I was a bit apprehensive about our visit. But here I am reviewing and telling you all to come visit. What a totally lush day out. Lovely friendly staff. Good walkways...More

2  Thank Kate J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

4  Thank winchcombe1_13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My 1st and last visit and I live very close by. The indoor play area is tired and run down. Outside, everything is tired, run down and broken. The animals that were there were caged in very small areas. We often visit Dartmoor Zoo.which is...More

1  Thank SGRH
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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

We have been a member of escot & now wildwood for many years now. Although it has been run down for some years it has had a certain charm about it. However, since wildwood have taken it on we have been waiting to see some...More

4  Thank RJJ30
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862jackie
September 2, 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
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suzhLondon_uk
June 26, 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
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