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Animal Fun in Somerset

Somerset is a rural county and agriculture an important part of life here.

Our landscape lends itself to keeping livestock so there are plenty of cattle and sheep to be seen.

If you are lucky enough to stay on a working farm you will probably be able to enjoy fresh produce such as eggs and cheese and learn more about how our food reaches our plates.

There are also a number of farms open to visitors where children can see the animals at close quarters.

A central feature of rural life is the annual Agricultural Show and several of the main centres in the County have their own such as the Bath and West and the Mid Somerset.

These are great places to see all manner of farm animals from ducks and geese to pigs and bulls.

We also have several horse racing and Point-to-Point courses.

With so many nature reserves, Somerset offers the real prospect of coming across some quite rare animals in their own habitats.

We have roe deer, otters, water voles, dormice and plenty of bats.

For more exotic creatures there are zoos, aquaria, animal parks and even a Safari at Longleat.

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  1. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

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    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Bristol

    Noah’s Ark Zoo is a unique hands-on zoo located just outside Bristol and set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside. With over 100 different species you can get up close to animals of all sizes,...

  2. Puxton Park

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    Puxton Park

    Type

    Farm

    Hewish, Weston Super Mare

    Set within 40 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside, just off the M5 near Weston-super-Mare, Puxton Park is open 362 days a year, Mon-Sun 9.00am-5.30pm.

    An all-weather attraction, visitors can...

  3. Ferne Animal Sanctuary

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    Ferne Animal Sanctuary

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Chard

    Ferne Animal Sanctuary is set in 51 acres of beautiful rolling Somerset countryside and is home to an ever changing menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits,...

  4. Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

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    Longleat Safari & Adventure Park

    Type

    Safari Park

    Warminster

    Stand tall with the giraffes, walk on the wild side with lemurs and get up close with many of Africa and Asia’s majestic animals - this is just a fraction of what’s on offer at the UK’s No.1 Safari...

  5. World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm

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    World Horse Welfare Glenda Spooner Farm

    Type

    Animal Collection

    Somerton

    Come and visit World Horse Welfare's Glenda Spooner Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Located on the...

  6. Avalon Marshes

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    Avalon Marshes

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Westhay, Glastonbury


    At the heart of Somerset lies a beautiful area called the Avalon Marshes, a vibrant, working...

  7. RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

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    RSPB Nature Reserve Ham Wall

    Type

    Natural Feature

    Nr Glastonbury

    Enjoy the sights and sounds of this magical wetland, created by the RSPB when peat extraction ended...

  8. Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve

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    Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Westhay, Nr Glastonbury

    Internationally famous as a haven for birdwatchers in particular, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s main...

  9. Torre Cider Farm

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    Torre Cider Farm

    Type

    Brewery

    Washford, Watchet

     

    Torre Cider Farm has been producing traditional scrumpy for over 20 years, ranging from...

  10. Crealy Great Adventure Park

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    Crealy Great Adventure Park

    Type

    Theme Park

    Exeter

    Crealy Great Adventure Park is an award-winning family attraction located just minutes from...

  11. Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

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    Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Nr Ilfracombe, Exmoor

    Over 28 Acres of naturally beautiful valley with cascading streams and waterfalls, woodland walks,...

  12. Court Farm Country Park

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    Court Farm Country Park

    Type

    Farm

    Banwell, Nr Weston-super-Mare

    Have a great family day out at Somerset’s top...

  13. Steart Marshes

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    Steart Marshes

    Type

    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Nr Bridgwater

    Hundreds of hectares of new saltmarsh and...

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