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Home Educator Day

We are pleased to announce our first home educator day for 2024. This event allows home educating families to enjoy the zoo for a special discounted rate plus the option of talks and workshops with our amazing Education team. 

Throughout the day we will have talks at enclosures covering topics such as rainforests, conservation and adaptation and a hands-on session with some of our amazing animal artefacts. We will also be running our popular Close Encounters workshop giving you the chance to get closer to some of our not-so-furry residents (limited capacity, bookings first come first served at the main gate on the day.).

We look forward to welcoming you to Dartmoor Zoo and inspiring your young people all about our animals and the natural world.

Workshops: Close Encounters at 11am and 1pm in Jag Suite – Max 40 people including adults. Book a space on the day.

Enclosure talks on various topics: Times, topics and locations will be given on the day (no pre-booking required)

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Terms and conditions 

  • One £15 entry rate is available per booking. Any additional members of the group will need to be booked on the accompanying adult and children rates.
  • Pre-booking is essential for the event to get the special £15 rate. On the day entry will be charged at standard admission rate.
  • This special discounted price is only available on Home Educator days and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Please meet at the Meerkat enclosure 5 minutes before the start time for the Close Encounter workshop.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult when attending the workshop.
  • Animals used during the Close Encounters workshop will be visual only.
  • The behaviour of children is the responsibility of the accompanying adults. There will be points throughout the workshop when it will be possible to leave the room if necessary.
  • Strict meeting times apply and no entry will be permitted for late arrival to the workshops.

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