Attraction in Ottery St. Mary

Escot Gardens, Maze & Forest Adventure, Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Escot Gardens, Maze & Forest Adventure
Ottery St. Mary

EX11 1LU | View map
Click for phone

Write a review
update this listing

Wildwood Escot is East Devon’s conservation and wildlife treasure, with its winding woodland paths and beautiful flowers, creating the perfect environment for our collection of native and formerly-native wildlife.

Start your adventure by picking up a free visitor map, guiding you around over 200 acres of stunning parkland where guinea fowl and majestic peacocks roam freely. Meet rare red squirrels in our walk-through enclosure, test your orientation with our world-class beech hedge maze, and marvel at our birds of prey displays. Navigate the vast woodland, stumbling across our wildcat and lynx enclosures, and discover Jurassic Pork where wild boar and their piglets roll around in the mud! With a hidden playground, a knee-trembling drop slide and an indoor play barn all at your feet, Wildwood Escot is the perfect place for a family day out.

If you’re looking for a blend of education and fun, then visit Edcott, our Anglo-Saxon village which comes to life with a working forge, woodwork and the opportunity to also make your own Saxon penny. Get involved with wheat milling, learn about food and herbs of the era, and torture your friends in the stocks!

For peace and tranquillity after all the excitement, stroll around our walled garden before visiting our gift shop which is full of fun and educational gifts. From pens and pencils to bug finders and postcards, there is plenty here for you to take home as a memento of your day out at Wildwood Escot.

Finish your day by enjoying some refreshments at the Coach House Restaurant, where we serve delicious homemade food including Devonshire cream teas – perfect for taking a break before you head home!

Join our membership scheme for unlimited visits to any of our sites!
Family: £7 per month
Joint: £5 per month
Individual: £3.50 per month


Months Open: All Year
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: £9.50
Children (3-15): £8 (under 3s free)
Senior citizens: £8
Catering: Restaurant, Café, refreshments

More Attractions nearby

Cadhay (0.82 miles)

Sand (3.60 miles)

Allhallows Museum of Lace and Antiquities (5.16 miles)

Norman Lockyer Observatory and James Lockyer Planetarium (5.32 miles)

Sidmouth Museum (5.37 miles)

Today's best hotels deals

This page viewed on 7,723 occasions since Oct 16th 2005

Brit Quote:
Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less. - Charles Lamb
More Quotes

On this day:
James VI of Scotland crowned James I of England. - 1603, Nelson Loses his Arm - 1797, Stephenson demonstrates 1st Steam Engine - 1814, 1st Scout Camp - 1907, Louis Bleriot flies the Channel - 1909, First Test Tube Baby Born - 1978
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages