A fantastic all weather option, with as much fun inside as out, Tropiquaria wildlife and adventure park is situated on the A39, just outside of Watchet. Look out for the tall radio masts. Bus no 28 stops right outside its door. It opens daily between the spring and winter half terms. During the winter months, opening is reduced to weekends and Mondays.
As well as a huge array of wildlife, from camens to lamurs and tapier, Tropiquaria houses an aquarium, indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds, café and well stocked gift shop.
See www.tropiquaria.co.uk for more information and opening times.
Torre Cider Farm
For a really lovely afternoon, playing on old tractors and children’s play equipment, feeding pigs, piglets, chickens and ducks, having a cream tea and visiting a well stocked farm shop, head down to Torre Cider Farm in Washford. They also offer free cider and apple juice tasting! Conducted tours can be arranged, as well as on site accommodation.
See www.torrecider.co.uk for more information and opening times.
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 close 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! Do you know what a tenrec or binturong is ?? come along and find out some fascinating facts at one of our daily activities running every ½ hour throughout the summer which are all free and included in your entry fee.
See www.exmoorzoo.co.uk for more information and opening times.