Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park
Sparkwell, Devon

Average time spent – 2-3 hours.

Things to do at Dartmoor Zoological Park review

Dartmoor Zoological Park is a 30-acre zoo near Sparkwell in Devon. The zoo is also named Dartmoor zoo and they are home to the largest collection of big cats in the south-west of England. The zoo was ‘rescued’ by new owners in 2006. Their story was documented in the famous book “We Bought a Zoo” which then became a film starring Matt Damon. If you’ve never seen it, watch it! It made me cry.

There is a great variety of animals at the zoo. Not only are there lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs. But you can also expect to see otters, monkeys, zebra, wallabies, tapirs and many more. They also have a good variety of reptiles and birds.

The park has some great views of the surrounding countryside. There is also an upcycled playground for the kids to let off some steam. They also have daily talks and feeding sessions. The zoo holds regular events throughout the year plus animal encounters and special activities for families during the holidays. There is a small space indoors next to the restaurant for under fives.

Covid 19: Due to current restrictions not everything will be open, or it may be open differently to normal, at the attraction that you are visiting. Please consult their social media accounts, give them a call or visit their website if you can’t find the information you are looking for.

FAQ and Further Information – Dartmoor Zoological Park

Address: Sparkwell, Plymouth PL7 5DG, Devon, England. Phone: 01752 837645

Category – Zoo – Mostly Outdoors – Suitable for all ages

Is there food and drink available?

There is a restaurant serving hot and cold food and drinks. They have outdoor picnic benches.

What are the main things to do?

Zoo with a good variety of animals including big cats, outdoor play area, events, talks and more. There are toilets and a restaurant.

What are the ticket prices?

*Mid-range
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £13.95 without a donation. Children 3-15 are £9.95. Under 3’s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets and season passes are available.

Is there parking?

There is free on-site parking.

When are they open?

Dartmoor zoo is open almost all year round, they are closed on Christmas eve and Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permited.

Are they accessible?

Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoological Park
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