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Exotic Zoo

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Exotic Zoo at Lakeside Plant Centre | Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9TT, England
+44 1952 371570
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Not what I expected from the reviews.

My boyfriend and I (ages 20 & 23) chose to stay in Shropshire for a little anniversary getaway and... read more

Reviewed today
Loran H
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Stone, United Kingdom
Well worth the visit

I visited today with my daughter and grandchildren also my partner 18/7/18 as we were paying we... read more

Reviewed yesterday
577tracy1972
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Telford, United Kingdom
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Exotic Zoo is one of Telford's best kept secrets, a real gem winning the hearts of visitors to this small and interactive zoo. Meet our friendly staff as you explore the zoo and find out all about the animals they are working with today. As a community zoo with entry only £2.50 for children and £3.50 for adults, you will be wanting to visit again and again.
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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Exotic Zoo at Lakeside Plant Centre | Woodhouse Lane, off Salisbury Avenue, Priorslee, Telford TF2 9TT, England
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+44 1952 371570
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"garden centre"
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"pounds per person"
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"penguin enclosure"
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"smile on my face"
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"great treasure"
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"family experience"
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"excellent trip"
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"interactive experience"
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"couple of hours"
in 8 reviews
"friendly knowledgeable staff"
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"little gem"
in 6 reviews
"staff on hand"
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"excellent place to visit"
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"hold snakes"
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"children and adults"
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"fantastic value"
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"great variety of animals"
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Reviewed today

My boyfriend and I (ages 20 & 23) chose to stay in Shropshire for a little anniversary getaway and as we both love animals so much we were really excited to visit, especially after reading the reviews. We visited on 12/07/18 and, to be honest,...More

Thank Loran H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited today with my daughter and grandchildren also my partner 18/7/18 as we were paying we noticed the head zoo keeper rhyn was about to feed some antelopes i asked him if he could wait so we could watch him feed and he waited...More

Thank 577tracy1972
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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your review Tracy, We are glad you enjoyed your visit! I will pass on your excellent feedback to Carrie and thank her personally. She is one of our longest running volunteers and we agree she does an excellent job, as...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I came here today with my mum, stepdad, 3year old & 7 month old. When we got there as we were paying we noticed that the Head zoo keeper - Ryan was about to feed the antelopes & he waited for us to finish paying...More

Thank katiieallie
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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good afternoon Katiieallie, Thanks for our 5* review!! I’m glad you had a great time and thank you for your lovely feedback about Carrie, I will personally pass it on ☺️ I will also pass on your kind works to the staff member who kept...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 28 five yr olds to Exotic Zoo today. It was fabulous we learnt so much about The animals. A massive Thank You to the amazing staff especially Mel, Kim and Katie. We will definitely visit again nothing was too much trouble. Very knowledgeable staff.More

Thank debw68
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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks debw68, What a lovely review! I have spoken to the staff involved in your trip and they inform me they had as much fun as you guys did! We are so proud to be able to offer such excellent educational opportunities for children and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited twice within the last month as my 2yr old likes to pet the snakes, rabbits etc. Friendly staff who will talk to you about the animals. I would say you are there no more than a hour ish as it is very small...More

Thank marsedith
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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks marsedith for your review, It’s great to know your 2 year olds has such a great time meeting our wonderful animals. As you mention we are fairly small but we still manage to house over 100 species of animals in our little zoo and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say I am disappointed. Not by the range and variety of animals that you have here but for many other reasons. Firstly, not all of your animals had access to fresh water and I was not the first visitor to point this...More

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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good afternoon Hannah L, Thank you for your review and I hope I can put your mind at rest on the points you have raised. Had you have asked to speak to one of our management team we would have been more than happy to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day out for the kids at a really reasonable price. Lots of interesting animals to look at and handle if you're brave enough for that sort of thing. The macaw even says hello to you. There is also a cafe and a shop.More

Thank Jon M
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Verity C, Owner at Exotic Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good afternoon Jon M, You are very kind in stating we are the best attraction in Telford, you’ll make us blush!!! We have worked tirelessly as a team for years to bring such a great attraction to the local community so it is wonderful to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only a couple of pounds per person so well worth the money. I live down south and just moved to the area. Last week I took my nephew some where similar and it was £9 per person! The exotic zoo cost £9 got all 3...More

Thank kirsty1719
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Exotic zoo at Telford is a fairly new place but already the animals they have is a good mix. But the meerkats are the funniest , all of the"home's" the animals and in are new and you can see that the zoo are building...More

1  Thank 1962panda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lively animals! A lot to see and children were allowed to handle some of the animals and reptiles. Some ongoing work happening but that's all to the good. Worth a visit and the cafe there on site is very good.

Thank Diane Q
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Kaddykins
27 May 2018|
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Response from Verity C | Property representative |
Extremely important! We have regular Zoo inspections with DEFRA vet inspectors and the council to ensure we are providing the highest standard of care to our animals and having been told we set the standard for other small... More
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Just J
25 March 2018|
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Response from Verity C | Property representative |
There are lots of options! If you could email us we would be happy to let you know all about them.
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charlenem497
28 January 2018|
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Response from Verity C | Property representative |
Yes it is, we have recently laid more stone paths to make access even easier.
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