A Visitor's Guide To Shaldon Zoo

If you’re looking for days out packed with family fun then look no further than Shaldon Zoo. With family hotels in Devon such as ours just a stone’s throw away, you’re in the perfect place for a seasonal staycation.

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Visit One Of The Best Zoos Near Dawlish Warren

We are located just a 20-minute drive from the zoo, the perfect location for you to get the most out of your day and finish it off with a relaxing stay in one of our comfortable rooms. For a little more adventure you could catch the train from Dawlish warren then use the ferry from Teignmouth to Shaldon. Keep reading for our team’s recommendations to the ideal Shaldon Zoo experience…

Keeper Talks

Get to know the animals with help from the people who know them best; the Keepers. During animal feeding times the Keeper will be able to teach you all about each of the species, both those who live within the zoo and their cousins in the wild – a fantastic chance to learn more about your favourite animals. And for those aspiring conservationists, Keeper Talks allow you insight into the world of conservation and why the Zoo plays such a fundamental role in maintaining our beautiful animals.

The Forest at Night

Adjust your eyes as you go from daylight into the Nocturnal House and see the world’s endangered night-time primates in the flesh. A sight you would unlikely see in the wild, this is a unique chance to learn about the behaviour of the nocturnal animals. Admire some of the smallest and largest types of animals from their species!

Experiences and Encounters

The perfect gift for a loved one, little one or a treat for yourself! Learn what it’s like to be a Keeper for the day and access all areas with the zoo’s Keeper Team. Get up close and personal with the animals when you tend to them in their enclosures. You can even meet the meerkats or have a lemur liaison. Best of all, any proceeds go straight back into conservation efforts supported by Shaldon Wildlife Trust so you can rest assured your money is going to a good place.

Take Time To Take It In

From the Bengal Slow Loris to the Margay, the Zoo is home to a variety of animals that will be sure to keep you entertained during your visit. Take a wander around the acre of peaceful woodland and just take time to take in the amazing animals. Finish your trip off with a visit to the Gift Shop and when the day is done and dusted take a short trip back to Langstone Cliff Hotel for one of the best family breaks in Devon.

For those of you who would like to visit a much bigger environmental park, Paignton Zoo is located around a 40-minute drive from the Langstone Cliff Hotel and houses over 2500 animals in over 80 acres in the country but more about this in another blog.

Hopefully our guide to Shaldon Zoo has persuaded you to take a visit. Our team will never be shy to offer you our recommendations – book into one of the most welcoming family hotels in Devon today and enjoy all the book direct benefits.