Perched high above the sea in the South Devon countryside you’ll find Shaldon Wildlife Trust, home to some of the world’s most endangered animals. Drop in and say hello to the cheeky monkeys and rare species that call this pretty acre of woodland home, and learn more about conservation and how we can help.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust is home to all kinds of monkeys, lemurs, owls, tortoises and many more animals – and its small size makes it perfect for those with small children. The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
A visit to Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a great opportunity to explore nearby Ness Cove, one of the prettiest stretches of beach on the South Devon coast. Better yet, you’ll have to walk through a genuine smuggler’s tunnel to reach it so it’s an experience as much as a visit.
The tunnel is just to the right of the zoo, and you’ll have plenty of time to do both in one day. If you leave the zoo and head straight down the hill you’ll come to Shaldon Beach, another picturesque spot – and it’s lined with cafes and pubs where you can enjoy something to eat while you admire the views.
Address: Ness Dr, Shaldon TQ14 0HP