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Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre

Type:Animal Collection

North Petherwin, LAUNCESTON, Cornwall, PL15 8GW

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On your visit to the Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre you will see British and Asian Short Clawed Otters playing and being fed close at hand.

There are Fallow Deer in a woodland enclosure and you will see Wallabies and Muntjac Deer roaming around the 21 acre grounds.

We have several Owl species, Peacocks and a variety of Waterfowl on the two Lakes.

There is a woodland walk leading to the Old Quarry where you will see the Scottish Wildcats. Continue on and you will come to the tranquil Quarry Pool.

The Centre is owned and run by Mandy and John Allen and is funded by the income received from visitors. Conservation activities, especially otter rehabilitation, are paid for from this income; we receive no external funding.

Hot and cold food, including quiches, jacket potatoes, ploughman’s, egg and bacon pie, salads and sandwiches.

Healthy menu options, children’s portions available.

Gluten free choices.

All made to order.

But no chips!

Delicious selection of cakes and slices all made by the ladies in the tea room.

Gift Shop includes “pocket money” priced items for children and a wide range of gifts for other visitors.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
2 adults & up to 3 children - Family£23.00 per ticket
Adult Ticket - Adult£8.00 per ticket
Child Ticket (3-15 yrs) - Child£5.00 per ticket
Concession - Concession£7.00 per ticket

Group Bookings and guided school trips all year round.

Adults £20.00 • Senior Citizens £15.00 • Child (3-15) £10.00 • Family £50.00


Road Directions

Nearest major road is B3254. The Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre is situated at North Petherwin, 5 miles north-west of Launceston off the B3254 to Bude.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is No suitable public transport.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 60
  • Min group size - 10
  • Special group rates - £1 discount for groups of 10 or more
  • Visa accepted

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Otters are fed at 12pm & 3pm, accompanied by an informative talk
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups


Opening Times

Opening (1 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)

* Open Daily from 1st April - 31st October inclusive (or Good Friday if earlier). 10:30am - 6:00pm.
Group Bookings and guided school trips all year round.
The otters are fed at 12:00pm and 3:00pm and this is accompanied by a keeper talk
Birds of Prey talks at 11:30am and 2:30pm.


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2019

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