Wildwood Devon

Escot Park, Ottery St. Mary, Devon, EX11 1LU

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Amazing Animals, magnificent Maze, outdoor Adventure Play, indoor Soft Play, terrific Traversing Walls, heart-stopping Drop-Slide, 40 Meter Zip Line, authentic Saxon Village, and…

Yes, it’s not easy to fit it all in but if you’re up to the challenge you’ll be rewarded with a fabulous, fun-filled family day out in the beautiful Devon countryside.

You can lose yourself in the world class Beech Hedge Maze, then find yourself on the winding trails through the tranquil woodland. Here among the majestic trees you’ll encounter magnificent wolves, stunning lynx, wild boar, wildcats and the ever-adorable otters and red squirrels.

To get the best chance of seeing the animals, follow the timetable of feeds and public talks. You’ll get to hear all about the beautiful animals that call Wildwood Devon their home. Learn about their histories, their characters and how they help us support their cousins in the wild. If you’re lucky you might enjoy a close-up encounter with the fascinating red squirrels in our amazing walk-through enclosure.

There’s plenty to keep the kids engaged and entertained. Test their mettle on the terrifying Tree-Top Drop-Slide, challenge them on the Traversing Walls and watch them enjoy the thrill of the 40 Meter Zip-Line. Don’t worry if you lose track of them running through the woodlands, they’ll soon find the outdoor adventure play.

For a unique, entertaining and educational diversion, take a flight back in time at the Saxon Village. Here you’ll get an authentic taste of Saxon costume, craft and culture. You may even get a chance to craft something of your own in the Greenwood Centre, strike a Saxon penny or make some jewellery in the Village Forge. *

Don’t forget lunch in the Coach House Cafe where you can enjoy a hearty meal as well as ice-cream, drinks, snacks and some seriously delicious homemade cakes.

To round off the day you’ll probably want to relax while the kids burn off the last of their energy in the weather-proof Soft Play Barn.

Don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in, become a member of the Wildwood Trust – in addition to supporting our vital conservation work you’ll enjoy free admission all year round.

Let the kids go wild at Wildwood Devon.

* Available during weekend and holidays. Activities will vary.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.50 per ticket
Child£8.50 per ticket
Family - 2+2 over 3yrs£35.00 per ticket
Senior£9.00 per ticket

Opening Times

* Summer: 10am - 6pm
Winter: 10am - 4pm



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Free Car Parking
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking On Site

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Cash accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



Map & Directions

Road Directions

You can find us just 15 minutes East of Exeter on the A30 between Ottery St Mary and Honiton. ​Take the Fairmile turn-off and follow the brown tourist signs for “Escot.” ​Set your sat-nav to EX11 1LU

Approximate Journey Times By Car

​From Exeter – A30 – 15 minutes







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    Recent Reviews:

    • Mary H
      Wonderful for all the family, more difficult if you have mobility problems 😔
      4 of 5 stars
      9th June 2024
      I came today with my daughter and her two children 8 and 12. We intended seeing the whole site but, we got enthralled by the Saxon village and the two wonderful villagers we met there. Marshmallows... Read full review
    • devonmama
      London, United Kingdom
      Has potential, but not there yet.
      3 of 5 stars
      18th June 2024
      Lovely idea, and great to see the animals. Great talk given at the Bears by a passionate man. Not so nice seeing birds in small cage though. Visiting on Fathers Day and lots of families had pre... Read full review
    • Wolfspeer
      Hampshire, United Kingdom
      Night Walk! well worth it! feels like a fancy private tour!
      5 of 5 stars
      20th July 2024
      Fantastic place! was taken here by my girlies for my birthday for a night time walk, small groups, food was great, and I really have no complaints. staff were pleasant and knowledgeable and the place... Read full review


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