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Dartmoor Zoo


Tel: 01752 837645

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Dartmoor Zoo


Ticket Type / Ticket Tariff
Adult£15.70 per ticket
Child (4 to 15yrs)£11.50 per ticket
Child Concession (Disabled)£9.40 per person per day
Concession£13.60 per ticket
Family (4 persons, 2 max adults)£47.20 per ticket

With Gift Aid
Adult - £17.30
Concession - £15.00
Child (3-15) - £12.65
Child Concession (disabled) - £10.35
Carer for Disabled Guest Admission - Free
2 and under - Free
Family (4 persons, max 2 adults) - £52

*Prices include an optional 10% Gift Aid donation. For entry, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dartmoor Zoo offers 20% discount to NHS workers, Blue Light Card holders and Military using code ‘FRNTLN20’ at checkout.

To take advantage of this offer, please ensure you bring your workplace ID with you on the day of your visit along with another form of ID to present at the gate on arrival. Please note that you will be charged full price without the relevant ID.

About us

Dartmoor Zoo, connecting people and wildlife.

Join us for a fun packed, animal filled day, on the edge of one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.

Hidden on the borders of Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Zoo boasts a wonderful 33 acres of woodland, celebrating a wide range of exotic and native animals, including the biggest variety of big cats in the South West of England. From a tiger, a lion and cheetahs, to monkeys, meerkats and tapir, you’re bound to find some of your favourites. With our unique enclosure designs, you’ll also feel closer to these amazing animals than ever before.

Home of the Hollywood film 'We bought a Zoo', Dartmoor Zoo is a charity dedicated to wildlife conservation, education and research. We work hard to ensure that the development of the Zoo does not have an adverse effect on the beautiful woodland environment.

There are regular daily events such as public talks at feeding times, animal encounters and special activities for the family during the holidays such as trails and face-painting.

To refuel during the day, our Jaguar Restaurant is a great place to stop off for a coffee and cake or a freshly cooked lunch and there's space set aside for the under-fives to have in-door fun. Our gift shop is also located inside and is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys, branded souvenirs and many more items suitable for all ages!

Dartmoor Zoo is open from 10am every day (closed on 24th, 25th and 26th December).

Closing times vary throughout the year so please check our website to find out more.

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  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop
  • Website


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Changing Places Toilet
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links - Bus number 59 stops right outside our front gate.
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Including Ice Cream Kiosk
  • Picnic Site
  • Restaurant

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Facilities for children - Outdoor Play area, Play bus

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Weddings

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach Parking
  • Free Car Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On-Site Coach Parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking On Site

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • Themed Events

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - +15
  • Packed lunches available
  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car

If you are arriving from the A38, take the Deep Lane turn off signed for Plympton, follow the signs for 'Wildlife Park' from the roundabout at Chaddlewood. This will take you past Langage Business Park to Sparkwell village which we are just on the far side of. If you are arriving from Plympton, continue on the B3416 towards the Chaddlewood roundabout, then continue straight on towards Sparkwell village. Once you get to Sparkwell, drive through the village and you'll find us approximately 300 yards on your left. 

By Bus

Bus services are usually reliable. Please note that the type of bus used by Target Travel for this route is the small type with a small staircase up to the driver. Parents travelling on their own may find it difficult to get their push chair onto the bus without help. Route 59 operates from Monday to Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays). There is no service on Sundays. The 59 leaves Royal Parade (stop A8) in Plymouth City Centre, takes around 30 minutes and stops at our main gate.


There is free parking adjacent to the main entrance.

Disabled parking facilities are available outside the Jaguar Restaurant at the top of the drive.

Should you wish to make use of disabled parking, please pay at the main gate before proceeding to the top of the drive.

Public Transport Directions

By train

UK national train service

The closest national train station is at Plymouth.

There is a direct service from London Paddington to Plymouth, which takes approximately 3 hours. From the NorthEast there is a direct train service from Edinburgh. From the West you can change at Birmingham or Bristol for the Plymouth line.

Plymouth Railway Station is approximately 0.5 mile to the Royal Parade for the number 59 bus stop.

Alternatively there is a good taxi service directly outside the station.

Local train service

The closest local train station is at Ivybridge.

There is a good taxi service which can take you to the Zoo.

Special Offers

  • 2 4 1 Experiences

    Book two experiences for the price of one. For more details on experiences click here.


    Free entry for Sparkwell Village residents

    Residents of Sparkwell Village Entrance to the zoo is free for all permanent residents of Sparkwell village. Please bring both proof of address and proof of identity that you are a genuine resident. Accepted forms of proof of address are: bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill. Accepted forms of proof of identity are: driving licence, passport, forces ID card.


    Wet (Aquarium) & Wild (Zoo) offer

    Get 50% discount, simply take your receipt and present it within 15 days of your visit to the other attraction. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Please note that when claiming discount on admission to DZP, this offer relates to a single daily admission to the National Marine Aquarium. If you take their 'Annual Pass' option, this entitles you to ONE discounted admission to DZP on the above terms.


    Forces and Emergency Services

    We are proud to support the people of the Forces and the Emergency Services and would like to offer them a 20% discount. Please bring with you your Forces ID or Blue Light Service Card as proof of identification.


    Disabled Carers

    Disabled carers receive free entry.


    Other Discount

    Other discounts are available for concessions and students

    Attraction Offers - redeem this special offer immediately

    Offer link: Attraction Offers

Opening Times

open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Winter Season (Nov – April) 10am – 4pm
Summer Season (April – Nov) 10am – 5pm

Closed Christmas Day


Saturday, 17th August 2024 - Saturday, 17th August 2024

Fire Fest
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Friday, 9th August 2024 - Friday, 9th August 2024

Friday, 13th September 2024 - Friday, 13th September 2024

Friday, 11th October 2024 - Friday, 11th October 2024

Friday, 8th November 2024 - Friday, 8th November 2024

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