Dartmoor Zoo



Dartmoor Zoo, connecting people and wildlife.

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, 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 the majestic Amur tiger, African lion and cheetahs, to monkeys, meerkats and tapir, you’re bound to find some of your favourites. With our unique enclosure designs, you’ll also feel closer to these amazing animals than ever before.

Home of the Hollywood film ‘We bought a Zoo’, Dartmoor Zoo is a charity dedicated to wildlife conservation, education and research. We work hard to ensure that the development of the Zoo does not have an adverse effect on the beautiful woodland environment.

There are regular daily events such as public talks at feeding times, animal encounters and special activities for the family during the holidays such as trails and face-painting.

To refuel during the day, our Jaguar Restaurant is a great place to stop off for a coffee and cake or a freshly cooked lunch and there’s space set aside for the under-fives to have in-door fun. Our gift shop is also located inside and is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys, branded souvenirs and many more items suitable for all ages!

Dartmoor Zoo is open from 10am every day (except 24th – 26th December).

Closing times vary throughout the year so please check our website to find out more.

Opening times

See website for current opening times.


See website for current admission prices.

Key Facilities



Picnic Area

Disabled Access

Guide Dogs permitted

Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Additional Facilities

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