The Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park sits in the Axe Valley close to Axminster and is one of those lesser-known little zoos that take visitors by surprise. Home to all kinds of birds and mammals, this is a friendly wildlife park that encourages visitors to take their time and engage with the animals wherever possible.
The Keeper for a Day packages enable visitors to try their hands at taking care of their favourite animals and the zookeepers will be on hand throughout to ensure it’s an unforgettable experience. Animals include zebras, lemurs, flamingos, parrots, kangaroos and many more and the feed dispensers mean parents can buy a handful of bird feed for their children and let them feed the ducks geese when they reach the ornamental pond.
Axe Valley Bird and Animal Park opens every day except for Mondays (although it opens on bank holiday Mondays) and usually hosts special seasonal events throughout the year. Visitors with pre-school children can time their visit for a Tuesday or Thursday morning to join in with Toddler Time, which includes a free hot drink for mums and dads and an activity for the little ones.