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Conservation, wellbeing and a great day out!

Join us for a fun packed, animal filled day, on the edge of one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes.

Hidden on the borders of Dartmoor National Park and located just 15 minutes from Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo boasts a wonderful 33 acres of woodland, celebrating a wide-range of exotic and native animals, including the biggest variety of big cats in the South West of England.

From tigers to tarantulas, you’re bound to find some of your favourites, and with our unique enclosure designs, you’ll feel closer to these beautiful animals than ever before.

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Important visitor information

To keep our visitors, staff and animals safe we are continuing to maintain COVID safe measures. These include

  • Online pre-bookings only
  • Restricted visitor numbers per day
  • Allocated time slot arrivals
  • A one-way system
  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitising stations throughout
  • Face masks are not a legal requirement but are encouraged when in indoor spaces, including the Bug and Reptile House.

Visitors are able to sit in the restaurant or use the takeaway service, with all seating areas arranged to enable social distancing.

If you’re a member wishing to visit, please call 01752 837645 to book your tickets and time of arrival.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you soon.

Opening hours

10am – 4pm daily

Very occasionally the zoo may be closed due to extreme weather or other events. Please check the information banner at the top of this page or follow us on social media.

Last entry is one hour before closing time.

Pre-booking is essential

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Ticket Type Gift Aid* Without Donation
Ticket Type Gift Aid* Without Donation
Adult £16.45 £14.95
Concession (OAPs, Students, Disabled) £14.25 £12.95
Child (3 to 15yrs) £12.05 £10.95
Child Concession (Disabled) £9.85 £8.95
Carer for Disabled Guest Admission Free Free
2 and under Free Free
Family (4 persons, max 2 adults) £49.45 £44.95

*Prices include an optional 10% Gift Aid donation. For entry, under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gift Aid information

Help to support the charitable work of Dartmoor Zoological Society (registered charity number 1158422) by choosing to Gift Aid your admission.

If you are a UK tax payer, you and your family members can become Gift Aid visitors.

Our ticket price contains a small donation to the zoo and our conservation work. You can choose not to pay this small donation if you wish, but without it we cannot claim Gift Aid. With it, we can claim back the tax on your total payment from the Government, which works out at an extra 25p for every £1 you spend.
If you are not a UK taxpayer, we cannot claim Gift Aid, but you can still choose to include the donation in your ticket price.

For more information on how giftaid works click here.

Accepted methods of payment

We accept Visa, Visa Debit, Visa Electron, Mastercard, Maestro and Solo. 


Concessions must show an appropriate form of ID at the entrance gate.

For students we accept an NUS card, ISIC card or UNiDAYS app with both your photograph and expiry date.

OAPs are classed as any person over the age of 60. Identification can include any form of official documentation which shows your date of birth, such as your driving licence or passport.

For disabled guests we accept any appropriate form of official identification of your disability, such as a Blue Badge, Disability living allowance letter or PIP award documentation.

Please contact us on 01752 837645 if you require further information.


Registered carers receive free entry, when accompanying the disabled person they care for.

You must show your identification at the gate, which can be a Carer ID Card issued by a Health Trust or a Carer Passport.


At Dartmoor Zoo, animal welfare is our top priority and it is for this reason that we do not allow dogs on site or to be left in cars in our car park.

Registered Assistance Dogs 

We’re happy to welcome Guide Dogs for the Blind, Disability Assistance Dogs, Disability Support Dogs, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Medical Assistance Dogs and Seizure Alert Dogs provided that they are fully registered, kept under control and accompanied by their owners.

Owners MUST show the relevant identification cards before entering the Zoo and all assistance dogs MUST wear their identifying jackets whilst on site. ID card and jackets are a part of the regulations for all registered and trained support dogs in the UK. For further information, please contact Assistance Dogs (UK).

We regret that we’re unable to allow dogs into the Zoo site unless fully trained, and certain areas where we have free ranging animals such as the ‘Walk Through’ remain out-of-bounds even to assistance dogs.

If you would like more information or have any queries, contact our team on 01752 837645.

Wet & Wild half price entry offer

The National Marine Aquarium (the ‘wet’ bit!) and Dartmoor Zoo (the ‘wild’ bit!) have partnered up to give you a superb deal.

Simply take your admission receipt along with your booking confirmation from one conservation attraction and present it within 15 days of your visit to the other attraction and you will get in for half price. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Please note that when claiming discount on admission to Dartmoor Zoo, this offer relates to a single daily admission to the National Marine Aquarium. If you take their ‘Annual Pass’ option, this entitles you to ONE discounted admission to Dartmoor Zoo on the above terms.

Residents of Sparkwell

Entrance to the zoo is free for all permanent residents of Sparkwell village. Please bring both proof of address and proof of identity. Accepted forms of proof of address are a bank statement, utility bill or council tax bill dated within the last 3 months. Accepted forms of proof of identity are your current driving licence, passport or forces ID card. 

Armed forces and emergency service members

We are proud to support members of the forces and the emergency services and offer a 20% discount on admission to the zoo. Please show your forces ID or Blue Light Service Card as proof of identification at the entrance gate.