This holiday season, Wildwood Devon invites you to step back in time with Earth Santa – a unique twist on the traditional Father Christmas experience. From the 18th to the 24th of December, Santa and his Earth Elves can be found in Wildwood’s Saxon Village – an outdoor living history centre set up…Read More
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From 21st-29th October, the infamous Wicked Witch of Wildwood will be flying in on her broomstick for a fiendishly fun-packed howl-oween at the Devon Wildlife Park. The Saxon Village at the park, based just outside Ottery St Mary near Exeter, will once again fall under the spell of the witch, who…Read More
Create unforgettable family memories at Wildwood Devon’s best British wildlife park this summer. Wildwood Devon’s Summer Bonanza promises an action-packed summer adventure. From Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September, Wildwood Devon will be hosting a Summer Bonanza like no other, with help from its…Read More
Devon’s best British wildlife park, Wildwood Devon, is getting ready to host egg-citing Spring shenanigans, from family trails to amaze-ing Easter hunts. Wildwood’s 21st Birthday Monday 20th - Sunday 26th March Wildwood Trust, the rewilding charity behind Wildwood Devon, is turning 21 this March and…Read More
Wildwood Devon - a wildlife park in Ottery St Mary - has announced the name of their new arctic fox. A competition to name the fox launched mid-January. Over 600 members of the public voted from a selection of names including Luna, Inari and Opal. The winning choice was Aurora - after Aurora…Read More
Local wildlife park Wildwood Devon - part of the British wildlife conservation charity, Wildwood Trust - has welcomed a new arctic fox. Now she needs the public’s help to find a name. The fox arrived at Wildwood Devon, near Ottery St Mary, in December. She joins the same enclosure as Miska, a…Read More
Abandoned as cubs, two Eurasian brown bears move into new custom-built enclosure with “bear walkway and platform” giving visitors a bird's-eye view of their new abode. Two orphaned bears who faced certain death after being abandoned by their mother in the Albanian wilderness are finding their feet…Read More
The Wildwood Trust launches appeal to restore the only spot in Devon where red squirrels can be seen in their natural habitat British wildlife conservation charity, Wildwood Trust, has launched an urgent appeal to help restore the timber walkway through the red squirrel habitat at its park in East…Read More
As Christmas approaches, the wildlife park near Ottery St Mary has begun work on a new woodland home for two bear cubs who will move to the park early next year. Wildwood Escot received an early Christmas present this December when it was granted planning permission to build an exciting new woodland…Read More
The first ever litter of endangered hazel dormice pups has been born at wildlife conservation charity ‘Wildwood Escot’ in Devon, in the midst of conservationists’ struggle to continue their work under the restrictions of the pandemic. The hazel dormouse is becoming a rarer sight, with populations…Read More