Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo

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No matter how old we are, or whoever we’re looking to spend our days out with, pretty much all of us love seeing and learning about animals from all walks of life. Which is why zoos and wildlife parks are fantastic days out.

Especially when you know the attraction you’re visiting really cares about wildlife. And that goes for Dartmoor Zoo.

Nestled on the borders of Devon’s Dartmoor National Park in the South West of the UK, Dartmoor Zoo covers 33 acres of gorgeous woodland. And this habitat just so happens to be home to some incredible animals and stunning gardens…

Perfect for anyone looking for things to do in Devon with their family, friends and loved ones, Dartmoor Zoo needs to be at the top of your list for your next adventure.  

What you’ll find at Dartmoor Zoo…

Dartmoor Zoo is a walk-through wildlife experience. Stroll at your own pace, spend as much time as you want meeting your favourite animals, stop for a spot of lunch or an ice-cream on a hot day, before continuing your wild adventure.

Here’s a little sneak sample of some animals you’ll come across on your zoo adventure:

Lions, tigers, zebra, jaguars, cheetahs, wolves, meerkats, wallaby, otters, ostriches, and so many more including a Reptile and Bug House for those who love creepy crawlies.

And if you’re a lover of gardens, make sure you leave enough time to discover the fabulous flora. You’ll notice they’ve dedicated some areas to re-wilding and by letting nature run its course, the ecosystem plays a vital role in helping local wildlife thrive.

We love it, Dartmoor Zoo!

Conservation is key at Dartmoor Zoo

Zoos are lots of fun and they make it so easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of a great day out.

As you make your way around, there’ll be lots of opportunities to learn about the incredible conservation work the team at Dartmoor Zoo do. When you stop for snack, or settle down on a bench for a rest, it’s a great time to reflect on this. The more we learn about conservation, the more we’re all able to help protect our wildlife and our world. And if you have little ones with you, could there be a better time to start learning when in the presence of the very animals we need to protect?

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How to find us

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DG

By bus:

The 59 bus service stops outside the zoo main entrance

By train:

The closest national train station is at Plymouth and the closest local train station is at Ivybridge. There is a taxi service from these stations that can take you to the Zoo

  • Free parking
  • Dedicated disabled parking at the top of the hill (please pay at the entrance gate first)
  • Wonderful views of southern Dartmoor National Park and the South Hams area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Open-fronted cat enclosures for perfect viewing and photos of the amazing predators
  • Gift shop (all proceeds go directly to the Dartmoor Zoological Society charity)
  • Restaurant with a wide range of local and homemade hot and cold food
  • Large picnic area surrounded by big cats!
  • Kiosk with Devon ice creams, snacks and drinks
  • Upcycled materials children’s play area
  • Baby changing in our unisex disabled toilets (at the Jaguar Restaurant)
  • Electric mobility scooter and wheelchairs for hire

Please note: While nearly all of the zoo is accessible to wheelchairs and buggies, it is quite rugged and some paths are challenging. Caution should be exercised, and the team are ready to help when you need, just ask. High heels are inadvisable!

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