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Ottery St Mary
Escot Estate, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1LU
£8.50 (Adults); £7 (Children)
10am-5pm (Oct-Mar) 10am-6pm (Apr-Sep)
For all lovers of nature and the great outdoors, Escot is a unique experience and offers a great family day out. Set in 220 acres of stunning private parkland in the heart of East Devon, Escot is a refreshingly uncommercial award-winning visitor attraction that you will want to return to again and again. Marvel at the falconry displays and stunning birds of prey. Meet rare red squirrels in our new walk-through enclosure, negotiate the fantasy woodland and the knee-trembling forest drop slide if you dare! Lose yourself in the world-class Beech Hedge Maze and follow the clues in our intriguing letterboxing trail. For those rare occasions (!) when the great outdoors turns wet you can always seek shelter in the indoor play barn or why not treat yourself to a delicious Coach House Restaurant cream tea or lunch.<br /><br />Visit Escot soon for a natural surprise around every corner.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
Visited Escot for the first time today. I have to say, having lived in the Exeter area for 9 years, I dont know how I missed this one!
Well sign posted and easy to find from A30 I found there was plenty of parking available (although bearing in mind my visit was midweek in February). Every staff member we met were pleased to help us, involve the children with the animals answering any questions raised - so very knowledgeable and informative. Nothing was any trouble for us today!
The woodland walks were lovely, and the views of the countryside are amazing. If you stick to the main pathways then you can take a buggy. There are places to sit, rest and play along the walks if you wish to.
The play barn is a soft play area for children, and a place to sit indoors and eat a packed lunch. Food is available to purchase on site also.
A day pass is pricey if there are a few of you, but the answer is simple - buy an annual pass for a little bit more and go again and again! It is value for money, after all.
A really great day out, making the most of the outdoors. Would definately recommend!
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