We watched such a fantastic movie last weekend and it inspired me to write a list of the zoos and wildlife parks that you can visit while on holiday in the region.
It was only at the end of We Bought a Zoo*, which stars Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, that I discovered it was inspired by real-life events at Dartmoor Zoo here in Devon rather than being a story from the USA where the film is set. We've not visited Dartmoor Zoo ourselves yet, but it is now firmly on the list for this year.
Visiting a zoo is a fantastic family day out while on holiday and one of the benefits of Blackdown Yurts being located in Mid-Devon is that you can go in pretty much any direction to find one. I've listed these in order of distance to reach them. Some are large, some are tiny, all are fascinating places to visit so here goes:
1. Wildwood Devon
Katie is one of the owners of Blackdown Yurts and likes to write about things going on at and around her beautiful glamping site