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Dartmoor Zoological Park

5 star Rating 5/5 (3 reviews)

Plymouth, Devon, England

  • Cheetah at Dartmoor Zoological Park in Plymouth
  • Jaguar at Dartmoor Zoological Park in Plymouth
  • Man feeding lion at Dartmoor Zoological Park in Plymouth

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Animal lovers will love spending the day discovering all that Dartmoor Zoological Park has to offer. Get the whole family together and head off on a safari adventure.

From African lions to Iberian wolves there are over 200 animals to gawk at. Take a walk on the wild side and visit slithery snakes, bearded dragons, great horned owls and speedy Jaguars. With daily talks and meerkat, otters and bear feeds there’s so much to do to meet your animal loving cravings. Explore the 33 acres of parkland, stopping off at the Jaguar restaurant for some delicious street food, or delve into a tasty picnic surrounded by big cats. Kids can let off some steam on the upcycled materials play area.

Home to the biggest variety of Big Cats in the south west of England, you’re certain to have a great day out.

  • 200 animals
  • Kids Play area
  • Feeding sessions


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG, England


Click here to visit Dartmoor Zoological Park's website
01752 837 645

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults: £13.95
Kids (4-15): £9.85
Concessions: £11.95
Under 3's: Free
Family (2 adults, 2 kids OR 1 adult, 3 kids): £42.00

More Information

Weather policy

Zoo may be closed due to extreme weather. 

Pets allowed

No dogs allowed

Guest suitability

The paths are quite rugged and some of challenging. Mobility scooter for hire upon request. 


Amazing Zoo family fun day out

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Maxxie . 04.01.18

I was so excited after watching the film ‘We Bought A Zoo’, visiting was even better!!! We were a party of 6 with one oap and 2 disabled children (visiting in January) and we all had a fantastic day out! It’s a very up close and personal experience we’re definatly going again!!!

Spacious zoo with lots of animals

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by kaciemorgan . 18.12.17

I really enjoyed my visit to Dartmoor Zoo last year with my sister, her boyfriend and my 12-year-old niece. It's a really big zoo, and it's really easy to reach from Plymouth city centre. We were really impressed by the variety of different animal species, although we especially loved the lions and the gorillas. With so much to see and do, you need to allow a full day for exploring the zoo, so arrive as early as possible.There was a lot of walking involved, so I recommend wearing your comfiest pair of trainers!

Good Hands On Activities For a Zoo!

4 star Rating 4 / 5

Written by steph430 . 15.12.17

I went to Dartmoor Zoo recently and found that not only was it great to take the 3 year old there because of how much there was to do, but I also enjoyed it myself. I will definitely bring my child back here in the future as he loved seeing the tigers and wanted to meet them, but was too young for the experience. Two things I will say is that one, prices of food can be slightly steep for what you get, and 2, it's on a hill, if like me you're in a wheelchair, you will need help. However, there is parking at the top of the hill for those with blue badges.

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Plymouth, Devon, England

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