Wildwood Escot

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 Ecot 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 Escot.

* Available during weekend and holidays. Activities will vary.

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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

Season (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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



  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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:

    • Toorgrew
      Trip Type:
      A great day out!
      5 of 5 stars
      13th Oct 2021
      Spent a lovely day here today with kids 5 & 12. Made very welcome by Dawn who provided us with a map and let us know when and where talks were happening. We had a wander around the Saxon village and... Read full review
    • 409gail
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      Very Poor
      2 of 5 stars
      30th Oct 2021
      Took grandaughters for October Half Term. From advertisements, was given impression that entrance fee ( expensive enough) entitled them to enjoy what was advertised. Not so. Very poor entertainment... Read full review
    • julschof
      Interesting place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      6th Nov 2021
      Had a lovely visit here, stayed for 4 hours. We managed to see all the animals but you have to be patient! Animals do what animals want to do and that might not be what you want them to do. We were... Read full review


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