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Dartmoor Zoo is turning 15 years old!

To celebrate, we’re hosting a family fun day on Saturday 9th July!

Led by our amazing keepers, the ‘We Support a Zoo Day’ will include stalls, activities, games and competitions with lots of prizes to be won, including a Meet the Tiger Experience!

You can also enjoy:

  • Keeper hosted animal talks
  • Coconut shy
  • Name the bear (to win the bear)
  • Guess who games
  • Assorted lawn games
  • Tombola and raffle
  • Face painting

We can’t wait to share our big day with you all!

Standard ticket prices apply with no additional charge, but all activities will be donate/pay to play.


This Father’s Day (Sunday 19th June), we’re offering dads FREE admission to Dartmoor Zoo!

If you’re looking for a memorable day out, bring your troop along for some fun and fresh air, explore our 33-acre site and learn more about our incredible fathers.

To receive free admission into the Zoo on Sunday 19th June, dads must be accompanied by a full paying adult or child.

Limited tickets are available so book in advance to avoid disappointment!


All five capybara babies at Dartmoor Zoo have now been named!

We’d like to officially introduce you to:

– Lady – Named by Jennifer Pierce
– Rowan – Named by Peter and Jane Cowin
– Endeavour – Named by Endeavour Saunders
– Ziggy – Named for Sarah by Mum
– Peachy – Named for Karen by Ian

A huge thank you to our capybara champions for getting involved! We’re incredibly grateful for your support.

We’re hosting our first Home Educators Day on Monday 7th March!

This is the perfect opportunity for educators to explore Dartmoor Zoo at a discounted rate, meet other families and discover the animal kingdom. 

Explore our 33-acre site, visit our Reptile and Bug House (open 11am-3pm) and listen to informative daily talks (please check the daily talk schedule on arrival to find out what talks will be hosted that day).

If you choose to purchase our admission with workshop ticket, this will include all the above, plus a fun and interactive workshop with our small, less furry animals (please note there will be no handling of animals during these sessions). All workshops cover the same topics and you will only need to attend one. If you are joining us for our workshop, please meet at the meerkat enclosure 5 minutes before the start time.


£12 for adults with workshop and £9 for children with workshop 

£11 for adults without workshop and £8 for children without workshop

Workshops times:

11am–11:45am, 1:30pm-2:15pm and 3pm-3:45pm.  


Brighten up the grey of winter by visiting Dartmoor Zoo this February half term (Saturday 19th – Sunday 27th February) and discover a wild world of colour!

Join us and follow the trail around the Zoo to complete your colour by numbers picture and along the way, discover the importance of the crazy colours of the animal kingdom.

** This trail is included as part of your general Zoo admission ticket with the option of purchasing colouring pencils at the gate on arrival



Custard Storm Productions will also be joining us on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd February to host two performances and entertaining workshops each day (morning and afternoon session), all included as part of your general admission ticket!

Whether you’re an avid juggler or first time novice, a team of highly trained circus artists will be on hand to make sure you have an amazing time and learn some incredible new skills.

To ensure the performances and workshops don’t become overcrowded, please ensure that you book your place in addition to your general admission ticket to the Zoo.

*** Please note that the workshops are suitable for children aged 3+ and can be booked as an add-on when purchasing admission tickets for Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd February.


This Valentine’s Day, name a cockroach in honour of that un-special (or special) someone in your life!

For a £5 donation to Dartmoor Zoo, name one of our cockroaches after someone who’s been ‘bugging’ you and receive a customisable certificate featuring your chosen name to show your support.

If you have bitterness in your heart or unresolved anger towards an ex, a boss, or whoever has been a thorn in your side, this is the perfect opportunity to channel those feelings and get rid of any negative energy!

All proceeds will help our charity continue the amazing care we provide to our animals, whilst supporting our vital conservation efforts.

Show some love for Dartmoor Zoo!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got a purr-fect offer for you to mark the occasion.

Treat that special someone to a wild day out on Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th and Monday 14th February and take advantage of our unmissable 2 for 1 offer on adult admission tickets!

Pre-book your tickets and use code ‘DZSVAL50’ at the checkout to claim the offer.


Do you want to build a snowman?

A winters storm has swept through the Zoo and poor Mr Snowman has lost all his pieces and needs your help to put him back together!

Whilst on your journey to build your snowman, learn about how our British wildlife survives through our cold winters. Can your snowman help our animals through winter?

If you’re a family who love an adventure, then come and join us between Saturday 18th December until Monday 10th January to take part in our festive trail, explore our 33-acre site and meet the wonderful animals here at Dartmoor Zoo.

Bring your own colouring pencils or upgrade to a trail pack for just £1.50 and receive:

– A trail sheet
– Crayons
– A badge
– Two sweets
– A sticker sheet

** This trail is included as part of your general Zoo admission ticket.


Everyone’s favourite furry family has grown! Give a warm welcome to our new capybara babies!

The five babies (four boys and one girl) were born on the 4th November and are settling in well and gaining confidence every day.

Our amazing keeper team have created a nursery for the family, which has a small paddling pool to help the babies get used to the water and a heated house.

Hoodoo, aged five, is a fantastic mum and continues to look after her young very well.

You can spot our adorable new arrivals in our South American paddock.


Would you like to send a Christmas gift to your favourite animals at Dartmoor Zoo?

We’re asking you to support our efforts this festive season and consider donating to our charity so we can make this Christmas extra special for our animals!

By supporting our Christmas campaign, your money will buy Christmas food, treats and enrichment.

If you’d like to donate what you’d usually spend on cards, postage or gifts, please visit our JustGiving page.


Join us from this Saturday 23rd until Sunday 31st October for an interactive trail through the Zoo and discover the enchanting world of myth and folklore.

Learn stories of magical creatures and see how these tales link to our beautiful creatures here at Dartmoor Zoo.

If you’re a family who love an adventure, then come and join us and don’t forget your imaginations!

We’d love to see who’s following the trail and the magical creatures you discover along the way – tag us and use #dzsmythical.

** This trail is included as part of your general Zoo admission ticket.