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Magical Christmas Events for Families in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Magical Christmas Events For All The Family

Looking for Christmas events in Devon for the perfect festive day out? Dive into the magic of Christmas at Dartmoor Zoo! Nestled amidst the stunning landscape of Dartmoor, Dartmoor Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland promising unforgettable memories for you and your family. With a lineup of enchanting events, from Breakfast with Santa to Zooluminate and Wreath Making, there’s festive fun for everyone.

So, wrap up warm, gather the family, and embark on a Christmas adventure like no other at Dartmoor Zoo. Explore our Christmas Events Calendar below and mark your dates for a magical day out!

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Our Upcoming Christmas Events In Devon

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MAYhem

7th - 24th May

Dartmoor Zoo have gone WILD and sliced all our prices! From 7th – 24th May, get 25% off ALL tickets…

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Tumble’s May Half Term Rumble!

25th May - 2nd June

Tumble needs your help! Join us this May Half Term to help Tumble the Tiger finish their wild & wonderful…

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Rangers: 6-12 years

28th - 30th May, 29th - 31st July, 6th - 8th August

The ‘Rangers’ is a fully interactive, three day workshop that will have kids thrilled with animal encounters and activities designed…

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Father’s Day: DADS GO FREE

Sunday 16th June

This Father’s Day (Sunday 16th June), we’re offering Dads FREE admission to Dartmoor Zoo! If you’re looking for a memorable…

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Roar n’ Snore

6th July & 24th August

This is a camping trip like no other. Whether you’re a family with little ones, teenagers or a couple, there…

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Rangers Academy: 13 -18 years

29th July - 2nd August, 5th - 9th August

Running from Monday to Friday, Rangers Academy is a full week packed with practical activities, lectures and animal encounters; giving…

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Fire Fest

Saturday 17th August

Dartmoor Zoo are thrilled to present Fire Fest ’24! Fire Fest is a vibrant evening filled with fire walking, live…

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Practical Tips For Attending Our Christmas Events At Dartmoor Zoo

Planning Your Chrsitmas Visit

  1. Book in Advance – To ensure a smooth entry and avoid queues, consider booking your tickets online! You can also pre-book any unique experiences or encounters you wish to enjoy. Prebooking your general admission ticket in advance saves you £1 on every ticket. Book your general admission tickets here.
  2. Check the Weather – Dartmoor Zoo is an outdoor attraction; it’s a good idea to check the weather forecast before your visit and dress accordingly. Whilst there are plenty of opportunities to buy a hot drink or warm up in our Jaguar Restaurant, we’d recommend gloves, sturdy shoes and your best winter coat!
  3. Plan Your Meals – Dartmoor Zoo has a great selection of food on the children’s dedicated menu or lunchboxes for those wanting to eat and explore on the go.

Navigating the Zoo

  1. Arrive Early – To make the most of your day, try to arrive early. This will give you plenty of time to explore all the enclosures. Consider giving yourself a bit longer if conditions are snowy or icy.
  2. Use the Map – Make sure you see it all with our map which you can download here or via a QR code at the zoo entrance. You can also request a paper map if preferred. Use this to plan your route and ensure you don’t miss any favourite animals or exhibits. There are also 11 large maps around the site for reference – we would like to remain green and reduce waste/paper printing where possible.
  3. Stroller Accessibility – The zoo is stroller-friendly, making navigating the site easy for families with young children.

Making the Most of Your Day

  1. Join the Animal Talks – Dartmoor Zoo offers a variety of animal talks with enrichment activities throughout the day. These are entertaining and educational, providing insights into the animals’ behaviours and conservation efforts.
  2. Participate in Interactive Experiences – From feeding the otters to meeting the tiger, several interactive experiences allow you to get up close and personal with the animals. These experiences are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Book your experience here.
  3. Explore the Play Areas – Don’t forget to take some time to relax and let the kids burn off some energy in the play areas. There’s a calm garden with a play area, a climbing/jungle frame near the jaguar, and a playground on the lawn area/wooden build-your-own den section near the lynx. There is also a soft play area in the restaurant.
  4. Visit the Gift Shop – Before you leave, stop by the gift shop to pick up a souvenir of your day. It’s a great way to remember your visit and also supports the zoo’s conservation efforts.
  5. Attend our Christmas Events – We have some incredible events over the festive period including Zoolumate, Christmas Wreath Making and Breakfast with Santa!

Remember, every visit to Dartmoor Zoo is a unique adventure. So, take your time, explore, and most importantly, have fun!

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Visiting Dartmoor Zoo Over The Festive Period

Don’t fancy one of our Christmas events in Devon but still want to explore Dartmoor Zoo over the festive period? Then we (and our animals) would be delighted to see you for a magical time!

At Dartmoor Zoo, we believe in providing a memorable, affordable experience. We offer a range of ticket options to suit different needs and budgets. Here’s what you need to know:

Individual Tickets

  • Adult (age 16+): £15.70
  • Child (age 3-15):  £12.65
  • Child (age 2 and under): Free
  • Concession (Students, Seniors 65+, Disabled): £13.60
  • Child Concession: £10.35

Family Tickets

We offer a discounted Family Pass for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. This pass is priced at £47.20, providing a saving compared to individual tickets.

Special Offers and Discounts

We believe in rewarding our loyal visitors. That’s why we offer a 20% discount for those who have visited Shaldon Zoo and a whopping 50% off for visitors to the National Marine Aquarium. There is also a 25% Discounted entry to Drakes Den.

Memberships

We offer annual memberships for those who can’t get enough of Dartmoor Zoo. Enjoy unlimited visits to the zoo and a host of other exclusive benefits. Learn more about our membership options.

Booking Your Tickets

We’ve made it easy to secure your spot at Dartmoor Zoo. Click on the link below to book your tickets. Remember, pre-booking is not required for DZS Members.

Book Your Tickets Now

Please note that all prices are subject to change.

 

FAQs and Customer Support

We aim to ensure that your visit to Dartmoor Zoo is as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you plan your visit:

Planning Your Visit

  • Do you have baby-changing facilities? Yes, we have baby-changing facilities available for your convenience.
  • Can I return to my car during my visit? Yes, you can return to your car if necessary during your visit.

Navigating the Zoo

  • Do you have play areas? Yes, the zoo has several play areas for children to enjoy.
  • Is the site stroller accessible? Yes, the zoo is stroller-friendly, making it easy for families with young children to navigate.

Making the Most of Your Day

  • Are there any special offers or discounts? Yes, we offer discounts with other tourist attractions, such as 50% off with NMA and 20% off with Shaldon Zoo and a 25% Discounted to Drakes Den. This can help families entertain their little ones without breaking the bank.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us via phone, email, or our live chat service on the website.

For more detailed information, please visit our FAQ page on the Dartmoor Zoo website.

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Book A Magical Christmas Event Before Tickets Sell Out!

Event

MAYhem

7th - 24th May

Dartmoor Zoo have gone WILD and sliced all our prices! From 7th – 24th May, get 25% off ALL tickets…

Event

Tumble’s May Half Term Rumble!

25th May - 2nd June

Tumble needs your help! Join us this May Half Term to help Tumble the Tiger finish their wild & wonderful…

Event

Rangers: 6-12 years

28th - 30th May, 29th - 31st July, 6th - 8th August

The ‘Rangers’ is a fully interactive, three day workshop that will have kids thrilled with animal encounters and activities designed…

Event

Father’s Day: DADS GO FREE

Sunday 16th June

This Father’s Day (Sunday 16th June), we’re offering Dads FREE admission to Dartmoor Zoo! If you’re looking for a memorable…

Event

Roar n’ Snore

6th July & 24th August

This is a camping trip like no other. Whether you’re a family with little ones, teenagers or a couple, there…

Event

Rangers Academy: 13 -18 years

29th July - 2nd August, 5th - 9th August

Running from Monday to Friday, Rangers Academy is a full week packed with practical activities, lectures and animal encounters; giving…

Event

Fire Fest

Saturday 17th August

Dartmoor Zoo are thrilled to present Fire Fest ’24! Fire Fest is a vibrant evening filled with fire walking, live…