Welcome to Axe Valley Wildlife Park

Opening times

November 2017: Only weekends.

December 2017: Closed

January 2018: Closed

February 2018: Closed until Feb half term. Open Saturday 10th – Sunday 18th Feb . Closed again on Monday 19th Feb. Open Tuesday 20th to Sunday 25th. Closed Monday 26th. Open Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th Feb.

March: Open everyday apart from Mondays.

We open at 10am. We look forward to your visit!

Welcome to East Devon’s hidden gem! We are a small and friendly zoo situated in the beautiful countryside of the Axe Valley in East Devon. We are just a stone’s throw away from the Jurassic coast line of Lyme Regis off the A35 – click here for directions.

Our small zoo is an excellent day out for families and we pride ourselves on being child friendly! We believe that any age group will love our animals, however we are primarily aimed at families with children under 12 years of age.

You can get involved from feeding the free-range birds to joining in with the daily talks about various animals who live here! In the school holidays we do a full programme of animal handling sessions and talks throughout the day.

When you visit our park expect to see a variety of animals including: Zebra, antelopes, wallabies, flamingos, owls, otters, small cats, guinea pigs, lemurs, porcupines, armadillo, snakes, spiders, bearded dragons and plenty of creepy crawlies!



The children will also love the various play areas we have dotted around the park. While they play why not treat yourself to a take out hot drink and a scrumptious cake from Ringo’s Rest Coffee Shop.  All the produce in our coffee shop is sourced from local suppliers – so why not try some Dorset Tea or some homemade fudge.

The small gift shop situated in the entrance has lots of new and exciting gifts for 2016.  Including greetings cards, very cute cuddly toys and bug jewellery.
In 2016 we are introducing the Zoo Stamp! When you come to the zoo your hand will be stamped and this will give you access in and out of the park all day. So if you want to go off for a hot lunch in Lyme Regis or our two pubs in the village – feel free and then you can come back later! On the food note you are welcome to bring your own picnic and eat it at one of our many picnic areas in the


Watch the video below to get a feel of our child friendly park.



We’re thrilled to announce that Axe Valley Wildlife Park has been selected for the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews on TripAdvisor.

Trip advisor certificate of excellence 2017





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