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Opening Times & Admission.

This week we are open from December 11th-15th inc. between 11am and 3pm. Visits are very informal at this time of year and its "otters only" as the butterfly house is now closed for overwintering. Please check on the day before travelling as these dates are subject to change at short notice while we undertake winter refurbs. Further dates for December will be posted shortly.
We are closed December 25th and 26th but open between December 27th and January 4th incl from 11am to 3pm.
Access to the otter areas is through the butterfly house and we ask visitors to be aware that pruning, cleaning and preparation for next spring are all being undertaken now.
The feeding times at 11.30am, 2.00pm are the best times to see and enjoy the otters, so plan your visit around these times.
Don't forget David and our keeper Keira are always on hand to talk about the otters and our conservation work at otter feeding time and any other time during your visit.
We are open for "Otter Experiences" throughout the year but pre-booking is essential.

We regret dogs are not permitted  (dogs are usually well behaved but the otters go bonkers!)

However we have a large car park with shady areas (come early) and a lovely walk beside the river Dart where your dog can run and swim. Your ticket allows re entry throughout the day giving you the opportunity to leave someone with your dog at all times while it remains outside.

We are wheelchair friendly but some of the fences around the otter pens are too high to see over while seated so we always ask those using wheelchairs to chat to our keepers who will help you find the best vantage points.
Don't forget we always advise where animals and wildlife are concerned for good health and hygene reasons always wash your hands after your visit.
Remember otters can bite so parents please supervise your children at all times.

Admission Charges


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Joint ticket
with South Devon Railway

Senior Citizens
Children 3-15 years
Family 2 adults & 2 children

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