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Wildwood Escot

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Address: Parklands Farm Ottery St, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LU, England
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Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of...

Escot is known as the Natural Place for good reason. In the 220 acres of parkland, threatened native species such as the iconic red squirrel and the secretive water vole have found sanctuary in surroundings steeped in history and filled with beautiful plants and champion trees. Meet Escot’s family of otters, wild boar and the stunning birds of prey. There’s woodland to explore, wetlands to navigate, a maze to solve and so much more.

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A really great day out

Wildlwood is found in the Escot estate which is a lovely parkland area. I did find it hard to find as there were no Wildwood signs as yet. I took my two granddaughters, aged 9... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Janet W
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Chard, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have just got home from a trip to Wildwood Escot with my 5 year old Grandson. I have been many times in the past and was a member when it was just called Escot. Now I am seriously considering never going again. My Grandson's favourite bit has always been the playbarn and I have always felt it was a... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wildlwood is found in the Escot estate which is a lovely parkland area. I did find it hard to find as there were no Wildwood signs as yet. I took my two granddaughters, aged 9 and 13 and they both loved this attraction, my youngest granddaughter actually said she would love to get married at Escot. Wildwood has so much... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear Janet W What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such positive feedback. I am really pleased your granddaughters of different ages loved their visit and you took full advantage of all the park has to offer. I hope they are able to overcome their fears of the drop slide on their next... More 

Woking, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a lovely family day out with a play barn, pirate ship and picnic areas and the best was that the dog could be included. Since Wildwood took over the park looks tired and unkempt and now there is a ban on dogs. The highlight of our trip was always the Bird of Prey display with the... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear barryt41 Thank you for taking the time to offer your feedback to us and I am sorry you are disappointed with the changes to the park. Unfortunately, due to the growing collection of animals to Wildwood Escot, a restriction on access for dogs is imperative. This is for the health and well-being of our enclosed animals – they can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group consisted of four adults, three OAPs and three grandchildren. Having travelled from the Midlands for a few days away to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday and a 9th birthday for one of our grandsons we found that the half-term holiday in Devon had already happened and that all local attractions had closed down in the area except for... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear Jan L Thank you for the review of your experiences at Wildwood Escot. We value our visitors’ comments on their time with us. I am really pleased you and your family had an enjoyable afternoon. One of the responsibilities of our visitor services team is to inform customers of the membership scheme we offer, and how this is mutually... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wild wood could be a gem of a place but sadly it very down trodden. We love walking through the woods, We expect the walkways to have fallen leaves and to deal with thick mud, it is the outdoors after all. But what I won't except is the lack of investment in the facilities. Please could the owners have a... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear 11bubbles Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your experiences at Wildwood Escot. Please be assured that the points you have raised are high on our list of priorities to resolve. We are dedicated to improving the facilities at the park, but we are also working to re-establish the park’s identity into a conservation charity... More 

Cullompton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We, as grandparents have season tickets for Escot, as close by, and visit more than 3 times a year. Tremendous good value if you like to wander in faded old planted woodland and your children/grandchildren want to run and "get lost" in the woods and find things to jump slide and climb. There is also an indoor play barn which... More 

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Thank Annie C
Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear Annie C Thanks so much for your lovely review. We do appreciate hearing from our valued members. We agree – our membership provides super value for money and plenty for all the family to do and see. We also think the greatest aspect Wildwood Escot can offer is getting up close to nature and our beautiful native animals. All... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have been to Escot twice now both times just myself and my husband. On our first visit we entered the whole park, £9.50 each. To be honest I had no idea what to expect I just wanted to see some red squirrels! It was a crisp November day and only the wildcats had decided it was just too chilly... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear Spencerspider Thank you - your review really made us smile! It is great to know you enjoyed your visit to Wildwood Escot as much as you did, despite our cheeky wildcat, Staffin, preferring the warmth of his bedroom over saying hello to his guests (rare for him – he is usually rather sociable). The red squirrels are a firm... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good: things to do to occupy children, death slide was fun, maze was difficult and kept our 4 kids busy for ages, some nice animals and birds. Food was good once it arrived (see below) Bad: too expensive I think. Looked a bit tired and some fenced off areas looked poorly managed. Tills at both entrance and cafe didn't work... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear LynseyHearsey Thanks for your review. I am glad you and your family had a good day at Wildwood Escot overall and you enjoyed the great food our restaurant serves. Unfortunately, your trip coincided with a day where we were experiencing problems with our internet and the tills were affected by this. I apologise for your long wait for food,... More 

Caerphilly
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We visited with the express intention of seeing the red squirrels and we certainly weren't disappointed. The squirrel walk through means you can get quite close to them and watch them going about their normal business. The food set out for them also means there is a huge variety of birds. Although the squirrel enclosure is free there is a... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear SuzeR2013 Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! I am really glad you enjoyed your time with us at Wildwood Escot and you took advantage of all we have to offer – our walk-through squirrel enclosure is a wonderful experience and our delicious homemade cakes are not to be missed! Our collection of animals... More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

My daughter, her husband and their 6 month old baby were visiting me for a week. They live overseas and I rarely see them. I wanted to make their week memorable and.thought they would enjoy a visit to a wildlife park/woods. I had read about Wildwood Escot in the .November edition of the One magazine. Peter Frost's article states 'come... More 

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Jaie G, Office Manager at Wildwood Escot, responded to this review

Dear sallybM8581PE, Thank you for taking the time to offer feedback on your experiences at Wildwood Escot - I am sorry you feel your visit was disappointing. Wildwood Escot's ethos is to offer our customers an experience as close to nature as possible and this includes seasonal characteristics and changes. We promote a rustic environment that is not manicured -there... More 

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