7. Find the “Exmoor Beast” at Exmoor Zoo
The Exmoor Beast is a famous black cat said to roam Exmoor National Park, a region in North Devon and Somerset. The moorlands, rolling hills and jagged cliffs make it a spooky setting for such a creature. The large cat has had many apparent sightings and is said to have tormented farmers and cattle over decades. One theory is that a wealthy animal owner released a range of illegal animals onto Exmoor - and the black cat survived!
Exmoor Zoo, in North Devon, has played on the Exmoor Beast story, branding themselves as owning the beast itself - the black leopard! In fact the zoo has the only pair of black leopards on exhibit in the UK!
They are also the home of cheetahs, wolves, African wild dogs, wallabies, lynx, singing dogs, reindeer, a great number of monkeys, a wide range of birds of all sizes and types, snakes, tortoise, reptiles, bugs and much more!
Talks and feeds take place from 10.30am to 4.30pm every day so the whole family can learn about many of the animals from the enthusiastic staff.
Then for Half Term, they will be embracing Halloween with a Spook-tacular event, with an additional education dungeon, extra quizzes at the talks, and children in fancy dress receive half-priced entry!
Guests in our North Devon hotels receive 15% off entry prices.