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Snooze at the Zoo

We are fully booked for 2024

A night your students will never forget! 

A 24-hour experience, our sleepover at the zoo gives an exciting insight into the wild world of a zoo at night. This is great for students of all ages and is full of fun packed activities around the zoo during the day and night. 

As well as a packed set schedule, you will also have the opportunity to choose two of the following activities during your snooze experience: 

  • Enrichment making and placing 
  • We Designed A Zoo Challenge (this will alter your itinerary as it lasts for more than one hour) 
  • Animal behaviour and research activity 
  • Any of our curriculum linked workshops 

Activities start in the morning, continue through until bedtime and include animal encounters, workshops, trails and hot chocolate with marshmallows around the campfire. The students will be given a unique ‘Snooze at the Zoo’ t-shirt to take away with them and food is also included in the price. 

  • Snooze at the Zoo requires a minimum of 11 individuals 
  • Indoor sleeping arrangements are available for groups of 30 or under if required. 
  • Tents and sleeping equipment are not provided 

Our Snooze at the Zoo experience is catered specifically to the age and individuality of the visiting group and can be custom made for any audience. 

For a sample itinerary, click here.  


Ready to book?

Snooze at the Zoo Booking Form

We are fully booked for 2024

Download Snooze at the Zoo Booking Form 2023 PDF

To book your Snooze experience, fill out the booking form and email the completed form to our team. 



£75 per pupil, for groups of 20+ people 

£85 per pupil, for groups of 16-19 people 

£90 per pupil, for groups of 11-15 people 

Accompanying adults: £25 

Please note that by completing this form you are requesting that a booking be made on the information provided. 

You will receive confirmation of your booking via email within five working days. If for any reason your request cannot be accommodated, then a member of staff will contact you to discuss. 

If you require further information before completing the form, please email us for all bookings. 

By submitting this form, you agree to our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page. 

Terms and Conditions

Risk Assessment Guidelines

Responsibility for risk assessing a Dartmoor Zoo visit rests with the school/organisation. To assist with the planning of a risk assessment, please see below the following risk control measures that we take. These are for your guidance only and should not be used in place of your full risk assessment.  

Risk Assessment Guidelines 

First Aid

Dartmoor Zoo always has qualified first aiders on-site and first aid kits are stationed around the Zoo. Please call  01752 837645 or speak to any of our Discovery and Learning staff should you require first aid assistance. 

Terms and Conditions


If you wish to cancel a confirmed booking, please do so in writing 30 days prior to your booking date. Cancellations under 30 working days’ notice from the booking date will be charged at 50% of the original booking fee. 


In unforeseen circumstances, this fee can be waived if the same experience is rebooked for a later date. 

On rare occasions, unforeseen circumstances may necessitate postponement of your trip at short notice. In this event, you will be contacted via email or phone as soon as possible. We recommend that you check your messages and emails regularly before your visit in case we have contacted you.