We would like to thank you for considering to host your child's birthday party with us here at Dartmoor Zoo. All the profits go back into the Zoo, to better benefit our animals and further the conservation efforts to help endangered species.

To gain the maximum experience from your event, please familiarise yourselves with the terms & conditions below.

  • Bookings should made be at least a week in advance, and secured with a 50% non refundable deposit 1 week prior to the event.

  • Parties may be cancelled due to severe weather or due to other safety breaching causes. In such cases, a full refund will be granted.

  • The children will not be permitted to enter the animal enclosures.

  • Children who are attending the party but not participating will be charged based on our standard admission rate.

  • Feeds are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and to animal welfare considerations.

  • Only the birthday boy or girl will be able to feed the animals. Refunds are not granted in the very unlikely event that a feed may not be possible due to animal welfare issues. An entry ticket will be issued as compensation in this case.

  • For adequate supervision, we recommend a minimum ratio of two adults to six children.

  • Minimum booking of 8 children and a maximum of 15 children. Bookings for less than 8 children will be charged the minimum booking rate.

  • Our Presentation Team have a very busy schedule of public talks and other commitments throughout the day and must keep to a strict timetable. For this reason, Animal Feeds, Close Encounters sessions and Tours must begin at the time agreed when you book. Spaces on these sessions are limited to the specified numbers to ensure that all participants gain maximum benefit from the experience.