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Breakfast with Santa

Join us at Dartmoor Zoo for Breakfast with Santa this year.

Between his busy stops around Plymouth, Ivybridge and Dartmoor, Santa is making his way to Dartmoor Zoo. He will be setting up his grotto in the Jaguar Restaurant. We’re inviting children from all over the South West, to join us for a special morning at Dartmoor Zoo.

This is a breakfast with Santa like no other, children will get a to spend the morning chatting to Santa, and eating a delicious breakfast of waffles and fruit. Before going to a special close encounters session with the bugs and reptiles, the children will each receive a special Christmas present from Santa.

For more details, please email Zoobase on 01752837645. A member of our team will be more than happy to help.

Santa’s Grotto

Meet Santa at the Zoo. Santa Claus is coming to Dartmoor Zoo and bringing his special Elves with him.  Children will be able to Meet Santa on the weekends of 14th-15th & 21-22nd of December. Children will also receive a small present from Santa.

The Grotto will be open from 11am -12pm on the weekend. All children will have up to 5 minutes each with Santa Claus. When arriving, please head to the restaurant to collect your allocated time slot. 

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!

Events coming up

Christmas Craft Fair 5th of December

Join us for our annual Christmas Crafts Fair this season. With homemade, specialist and artisan stalls and some very tasty Christmas food and drinks, you can find your loved ones some very special gifts whilst also enjoying yourself at the Zoo.

Free entry for all guests.

From 5pm, you will be able to shop and celebrate the Christmas season.

If you are interested in booking a stall, please email


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