Capybara Kids

Get your teeth stuck into a party that will ensure your child has an “Amaz-on” birthday!
An inclusive package for kids aged 6-15

With two different time slots available, it’s your choice if you’re early birds or late risers!

This package is a blank canvas for you to build and enjoy the day as you wish. A typical day includes;

  • Greeted in the Jaguar Restaurant by your party host
  • Escorted to your own reserved table with complimentary soft drinks
  • Get up close and personal with some of the smaller animals in our collection with a Close Encounters session
  • Banish hunger grumps with a scrumptious lunch box in the Jaguar Restaurant
  • Explore the zoo to find your favourite animals whilst your event host highlights fearsome facts!


From as little as £17.50 per child, your children’s birthday memories can be completely zootastic! The Capybara Kids rate includes zoo entry for the day, and loads more…

  • A birthday card from us at Dartmoor Zoo!
  • A yummy lunch for the children
  • 2 free admissions for 2 adults
  • Discounted entry rates for any additional adults
  • Party bags
  • Unlimited squash


Got some ideas to make it an even more special day?

  • Beautiful personalised cake – £40.00
  • Face Painting- £3.50 per person
  • Gift Shop vouchers- £3 or £5 or more!
  •  Feed our animals! The birthday person gets to choose their favourite out of: marvellous meerkats, African pygmy goats or the squeaky and very cute Asian short claw otters (minimum age of 5 for meerkats & goats, minimum age of 8 for otters) £30 each. Please note that only the birthday person can feed the animals!

How to Book

To make a booking, please email events@dartmoorzoo.co.uk or telephone us on 01752 837645.

Terms & Conditions

Bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance and secured with a 50% deposit

Animal feeds are subject to availability on a first come, first served basis and to animal welfare considerations. Only the birthday boy or girl will be able to feed the animals. Refunds are not granted in the very unlikely event that a feed may not be possible due to animal welfare issues but we will attempt to organise an alternative animal feed on the day.

For adequate supervision, we recommend a minimum ratio of one adult to six children.

Deposits become non-refundable 48hours prior to the event.

Parties may be cancelled/postponed by DZP due to severe weather or due to other unforeseen causes. In such cases a full refund will be provided.

Minimum booking of 8 children and maximum numbers of 15 children applies for all packages. Parties for less than 8 children will be charged for the minimum booking rate. Parties for 16+children will be subject to a £60.00 surcharge. No more than 10 adults will be applicable for the reduced rate. For bookings with a total number of guests greater than 25 please contact the events team regarding Families Days.

Please note: Our Education Team have a very busy schedule of public talks and other commitments throughout the day and must keep to a strict timetable.

For this reason, animal feeds, Close Encounters sessions and tours must begin at the time agreed at booking or they may be dropped from your schedule on the day.

Spaces on these sessions are limited to the specified numbers to ensure that all participants gain maximum benefit from the experience.