Welcome to Dartmoor Zoo – loads of family fun just 15 minutes from Plymouth

Plan your visit

Close Encounters at Dartmoor Zoo

Check out how to get heredisabled access, our opening times, admission prices and membership options.

Make sure you don't miss anything with our guide to what's on, including daily talks, activities, feeds and upcoming events.

What's On

Matt Damon & Ben Mee 

Dartmoor Zoo will be turning 10 this year on the 7th July 2017! Join us in our celebrations where we will be screening 'We Bought A Zoo', based on Dartmoor Zoo. For more information visit our Events page.



Our Animals

Capybara at Dartmoor Zoo

See a list of all the animals we have on site here at Dartmoor Zoo along with their names so you know who you're going to see before you get here!

Don't forget to share your photos of out animals on our Facebook page, we love to see them!


Experience days at Dartmoor Zoo

If you fancy getting up close and personal with some of our animals here at the Zoo, we have plenty of experiences to choose from for all ages.

From Keeper for A Day to Rangers, there's something for everyone!


School visits and education

Education at Dartmoor Zoo

We have a fantastic award-winning education programme and Dartmoor Zoo is an accredited centre for Learning Outside the Classroom.

For more information, see our education section or contact the education team on 01752 837 645.


Events at Dartmoor Zoo

We can cater for a variety of events from Team Building and Conferences to fantastic Family Days from Kids Parties and Christmas Parties to wonderful Weddings. For more information, see the events section or contact the events team on 01752 837 645.



The Jaguar Restaurant at Dartmoor Zoo

Visit the Jaguar Restaurant for a yummy lunch or a hot drink and delicious cake.

Conservation and Research

Research at Dartmoor Zoo

The Conservation and Research department here at Dartmoor Zoo is incredibly active. We have links with many Universities and higher education institutions enabling us to conduct research into cognition, behaviour, conservation, animal welfare and the social sciences.


Latest News

Lynx introduction goes smoothly


We are happy to announce that after all of his adventures Flaviu the lynx now has a new companion. Female Lynx Willow came to us from Chessington World of Adventures and she and Flaviu are getting along brilliantly!

DIAS Building officially open

DIAS building

Dartmoor Zoo in partnership with Plymouth University has officially opened the Dartmoor Institute of Animal Science building which will be used for research and conservation studies.

See a video about the process here.

DZP Welcomes two Cheetah

 In January 2017 two young Cheetah brothers, Tibo and Baro, arrived from Landau Zoo in Germany. They've settled into their enclosure well and are getting used to all the exciting enrichment the keepers are doing for them. If you want to hear more about these two come along to our Big Cat talk!


Thank you to our sponsors - My Claim Solved

A huge thank you to sponsors My Claim Solved for sponsoring the wonderful Mr. Pickles. Find out more here!