The animals are so well looked after and the keepers are so enthusiastic about the work.
It’s not too pricey or commercialised, there are not lots of plastic displays and extra charges.
The only criticism I have is there are no recycling bins which would be beneficial. I had to take mine home.
All in all I would recommend it for a good family trip which gets children outside and playing in nature as they should be.
Wildwood Escot is now Re-open
Wildwood Escot is now open for all visitors.
Wildwood is committed to the continued well-being of our visitors, team members and the animals in our care.
To assist our community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we have implemented new protocols and procedures at the park. It is important that you are aware of these during and before your visit. All the details are in the Visiting Wildwood Safely further down the page and the FAQs included.
Limited Visitor Numbers
From 15th June the number of visitors to the park will be limited to 500.
There is currently no requirement to book in advance but this may change according to demand. We expect the limitations on visitors to ease over time according to government advice.
Opening Hours will be 10:00am to 6:00pm with last entry at 4:30pm.
When you Visit Wildwood Escot
- Please follow the signs and guidance given from Wildwood’s team.
- We are promoting a one-way system that reinforces social distancing guidelines at all locations where it is feasible.
- Based on current guidelines inside spaces will remain closed. This includes the café, take away food and drink will be available.
- To minimise crowding, animal talks will not be taking place. However, staff will be out and about and happy to answer your questions.
- There are additional hand sanitisers around the park.
- If you or a member of your party has a temperature or is feeling unwell, please visit us another time.
- Help us promote social distancing by remaining at least two meters away from people who are not part of your party and remember not to shake hands or hug.
- Please read the detailed guidance on Visiting Wildwood Safely and the FAQs.
Visiting Wildwood Safely
We know that your visit might feel a little different to a normal visit, but it is essential that we do all we can to keep each other safe.
STAYING SAFE IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY
If we all do our bit, we’re hoping that things will be back to normal soon. Thank you for your patience.
PLEASE DON’T VISIT
If you have any symptoms, are in a high risk category, are self-isolating or if you or anyone you’ve been in contact with has symptoms of coronavirus. We’ll look forward to seeing you soon but right now, it’s not worth the risk.
In order to manage the queue at entry, we’ll be providing members with a priority route. Please look out for a member of staff and have your membership card ready on arrival.
STAY 2M APART
Please keep your distance from other visitors. We’ll be closing indoor spaces and only offering take away foods to make this easier. We’re putting in place safe queuing systems at the main entrance and the Coach House Cafe.
PLEASE DON’T TOUCH
We’ll be cleaning much more regularly than we normally would, but please also try to avoid touching fences, windows, signs etc.
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. *
Keep an eye on the timetable of daily events because you won’t want to miss our falconer as he puts his amazing collection of Owls, Hawks and Falcons through a breath-taking aerial display. *
And 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.