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Conservation Academy

Our Conservation Academy was created to provide a fun and educational opportunity to those who are passionate about animals or simply want to try something new. Our staff often comment that delivering these experiences are one of the highlights of their year. Why not see if a new experience interests you?


The ‘Rangers’ is a fully interactive, three-day workshop that will have kids thrilled with animal encounters and activities designed to engage, educate and entertain. Open to children aged 6-12 and available during all the school holidays, Rangers provides parents with a fascinating, fun, and educational alternative to childcare.

We will even take care of mealtimes with a choice of nutritious hot meals, snacks, and drinks.

Led by zoo staff, the three-day workshops will keep the children busy and entertained from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Cost: £150.00 per person 

2024 Dates:

  • 2nd to 4th April
  • 8th to 10th April (Will only become available once 2nd to 4th April is full)
  • 28th to 30th May
  • 29th to 31st July
  • 6th to 8th August

To book, please call us on 01752 837645 to check that there are spaces left before you pay.

Rangers Academy

Open to students aged between 13 – 18, this course offers animal management and veterinary care work experience, giving you a taste of real-life work in a zoo environment. Running from Monday to Friday, the Rangers Academy is a full week packed with practical activities, lectures and animal encounters giving you a range of exciting new skills.

Taught by fully qualified educators and senior level zoo staff, students enjoy a learning experience like no other, for just £250 per person.

2024 Dates:

  • 8th to 12th April
  • 29th July to 2nd August
  • 5th to 9th August

To book, please call us on 01752 837645 to check that there are spaces left before you pay.

If you’re looking for a residential week for your Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, we have an exciting opportunity with Hampshire County Council. For further information, please contact 01962 876218 or via email.

Uniformed Groups

Want to bulk up those badges but don’t know where to start?

Well here at Dartmoor Zoo, it’s easy. We have tailor made workshops to suit your every need. Please contact us for further details about this.

Starting from £12.00 per child for a full day of activities (10am until 15.00)
£9 per child for a half day of activities (10am until 13.00)
One free adult per 10 children
Additional accompanying adults are £9 per person
We require a minimum of 12 children to attend our activity days.

*Additional costs for overnight stay with Snooze at the Zoo.

To book, please email our team.