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Introducing a brand new after hours Christmas adventure!

Join us at Dartmoor Zoo this Christmas and immerse yourself in a wild wonderland of light.

Make your evenings merry and bright and create magical memories as you follow our enchanting trail around the zoo.

This limited ticket special evening event is on selected dates throughout December will give you the opportunity to see some of your favourite animals at their liveliest. With a little something for everyone, you can also enjoy a delicious festive treat during your visit.

Taking place between 4pm – 8pm every Friday and Saturday from the 4th – 19th December, this ticket event is not to be missed!

Tickets must be pre-booked online in advance via our website – http://bit.ly/ChristmasZooNights. If you are a Premium member please contact us on 01752 837645 for your exclusive discount.

Event admission prices: £10 per adult, £8 per child, £32 for a family of 4.

Roar and Snore is a fantastic event where you and your family can camp at Dartmoor Zoo. Sleep between the big cats and cranes for slumber party like no other. You will have access to the zoo throughout the two days, along with after hours access. Dinner and breakfast are included in the ticket fee.

This year we will be hosting two Roar n’ Snore events.

22 August, 2020 – POSTPONED

Tickets on sale now!

Adult: £60

Child: £35

Suitable for families with children over the age of 4, this is a camping trip like no other. Due to popular demand last year, we’re bringing back Roar n’ Snore for the whole family. Whether you’re a family with little ones, teenagers or a couple, there is activities for everyone.

Camp INSIDE the zoo itself, and find out what life is like between dusk and dawn, when many residents come out to play. With an evening tour and a twilight tour, you’ll be able to meet all the diurnal and nocturnal animals.

Imagine falling asleep under the stars in the depths of Dartmoor, away from civilization for the evening, surrounded by exotic animals. Wake up to the sound of Jasiri the Lion roaring.

Pitch up in the heart of the zoo. You will need to bring your own equipment including a tent, sleeping bags, torches etc. You can find a full list of recommended equipment below.

Enjoy an outdoor movie cinema classic. With a private close encounters session a keeper-led tour of the zoo, and a campfire, experience an unforgettable camping trip. With a BBQ dinner and breakfast all included, you can enjoy the weekend at no extra cost.

Also receive your very own Roar n’ Snore t-shirt (included in ticket price) to remember the night.

This event runs from 2pm, so you’ll be able to see the big cat feed and other live talks of the day.

Ticket includes two-day admission, overnight stay, dinner and breakfast.

The age limit for this event is a minimum of 4 years old. This is due to both health and safety factors (e.g. campfire and uneven pathways for prams) and securing that every attendee has the best experience. This event is suitable for adults and families. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be no alcohol consumed on site.

*Weekend timetable:

2:00PM: Meet in Education Pod for briefing.

2:30PM: Big Cat Feed

4:00PM: Close Encounters

5:00PM: Set Up Camp

6:00PM: Barbecue Dinner

7:00PM: Evening Trail

7:30PM: Campfire Treats

8:30PM: Free Time

10:00PM: Twilight Tour

11:00PM: Lights Out


8:00AM: Continental Breakfast in Restaurant

8.00AM-6.00PM: Enjoy Sunday entry: Live talks, Feeds and Close encounters sessions

*Timetable subject to change.


A venue that is uniquely wild!

Our Events Team can organise anything for you from a professional conference to a birthday party, from a glorious wedding ceremony (and reception!) to a corporate knees-up.

Whichever event you are planning, there is no more unique or accommodating venue than Dartmoor Zoo. Set in 33 acres of beautiful Dartmoor woodland, the zoo is blessed with a selection of distinctive indoor and outdoor spaces that we can transform to fit your wishes perfectly.

Dartmoor Zoo is a conservation and education charity. By holding your wedding, conference, or birthday party here, you are helping to fund our important work in animal and biophilia research, thank you!


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