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.



Dartmoor Zoological Park,

For Sat Navs: PL7 5DG

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There is ample 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 first pay at the main gate before proceeding to the top of the drive.


By Bus

Bus services are usually reliable. Timetables are available here. 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 and bank holidays. The 59 leaves Royal Parade (stop A8) in Plymouth City Centre, takes around 30 minutes and stops at our main gate.


Plymouth - DZP


  Plymouth 08:11 11:05 14:05
  DZP 08:43 11:37 14:37


DZP - Plymouth via Plympton


10:15 13:05 16:05
  Plymouth 10:52 13:42 16:42


We also advise that you arrive at the gate at least five minutes early for your return journey. From time to time the service will run slightly ahead of schedule, pass the gate and then wait in Sparkwell village.