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Parties

Dartmoor zoo parties are a fun and wild way to spend your special day

“You guys were fantastic. The host we had was wonderful! Thank you for giving our daughter the best birthday!”

“Everyone: children and adults, had a really enjoyable time at the party. The children loved touching the reptiles, and seeing the tiger so close was a real bonus! Thanks for a great day and memories!”

Your birthday party will be looked after from start to finish by your own dedicated party host from our Events Team, so you’ll be in safe hands all day.

We can help you tailor make your party package or you can choose from our ready-made packages available.

We have timetables to suit either mornings or afternoons, and prices start from £9.50 per person.

To start the ball rolling for your party, please email our Events Team or call 01752 837645 and speak to our birthday party team.

We’re just 15 minutes from Plymouth, with plenty of parking for cars and coaches.


Tiger Toddlers

A party that guarantees a roaring good time! An inclusive package ideally suited to children aged between 2 – 5. With two different time slots available (10:30am and 1:30pm), it’s your choice if you’re a morning riser or an afternoon dancer.

Your dedicated party host will meet you in the Jaguar Restaurant, ready for the day’s activities.

Typical timetables for this package include:

  • Go exploring to find your favourite animals in our collection whilst your party host highlights fearsome facts.
  • Stop those hunger grumps with a scrumptious lunch in the Jaguar Restaurant.
  • Watch how we create you some animals of your own to take home with a balloon animal modelling session.

Price: From as little as £12.50 per child, you’ll be investing in your child’s birthday memories. Not only does this rate include their zoo entry for the day, but also included is:

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

Choose from the optional extras to make your birthday even better:

  • Personalised cake
  • Art crafts (maximum age of five)
  • Face painting
  • Gift Shop vouchers for each person

How to Book

To make a booking, please email our Events Team or call us on 01752 837645.


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 between 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 party host highlights fearsome facts

Price: 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.
  • Two free admissions for two adults
  • Discounted entry rates for any additional adults
  • Party bags
  • Unlimited squash

Bolt-ons: Got some ideas to make it an even more special day?

  • Beautiful personalised cake
  • Face painting
  • Gift Shop vouchers
  • 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 clawed otters (minimum age of five for meerkats & goats, minimum age of eight for otters). Please note that only the birthday person can feed the animals.

How to Book

To make a booking, please email our Events Team or call us on 01752 837645.


Original Otters

Get set for an original birthday party where you get to choose the pieces! With lots to choose from, it’ll be a day to remember. There are two time slots available so you can decide if you prefer early doors or a later start.

For this event, we provide you with a blank canvas to build and enjoy the day as you wish. A typical day includes:

  • Arrival in the Jaguar Restaurant to a designated table prepared with squash
  • Free time to settle into your surroundings
  • Lunch boxes will be brought to the table for your designated lunch time
  • Further free time to explore the zoo

Price: From as little as £9.50 per child, birthday memories are made of this. Zoo entry for the day is included, as well as:

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

How about these extras to make it a really awesome day?

  • One hour guided tour
  • Your own VIP Close Encounters session (minimum age of five)
  • Personalised cake
  • Face painting
  • Art crafts (maximum age of five)
  • Gift Shop vouchers for each person
  • 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 clawed otters (minimum age of five for meerkats and goats, minimum age of eight for otters). Please note that only the birthday person can feed the animals.

Terms & Conditions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. Parties may be cancelled/postponed by Dartmoor Zoo due to severe weather or due to other unforeseen causes.

6. Minimum booking of eight children and maximum numbers of 15 children applies for all packages. Parties for less than eight 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 family days.

7. 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.