Dartmoor Zoo

Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG

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  • Jaguar at Dartmoor Zoo
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Welcome to Dartmoor Zoo, a zoo with a story and many big hearts. Situated in Devon’s stunning Dartmoor National Park yet just 15 minutes from Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo is the loving home to a variety of incredible animals including the majestic African lion,  Amur tigers, lynx, capybaras, meerkats and many, many more. 

Groups can participate in the zoo's interactive and educational workshops designed to engage visitors of all ages, making it a perfect outing for schools, families, and friends. 

There are 40 areas to discover on the Dartmoor Zoo map including the Iberian wolf enclosure and the monkeys and agouti too. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and recharge with coffee stands and the Jaguar restaurant. And don’t forget to find a memento of your trip in the zoo’s shop before you leave, whether you want a plush parrot to remember the bird aviary or a cheeky meerkat! 

And don’t miss the zoo’s daily animal talk where you can learn more about that day’s animal in more detail, and ask your own questions too!  Whether you're an animal enthusiast, a budding biologist, or just someone looking for a unique day out in a scenic setting, Dartmoor Zoo promises an unforgettable adventure for groups of all sizes. Discover more and book tickets here - https://www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk/ 

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)


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  • Group discounts available



Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car (sat nav PL7 5DG)

If you’re arriving from the A38, take the Deep Lane turn off signed for Plympton, follow the signs for ‘Wildlife Park’ from the roundabout at Chaddlewood. This will take you past Langage Business Park to Sparkwell village, which we are just on the far side of. Once you get to Sparkwell, drive through the village and you’ll find us approximately 300 yards further on.



Public Transport Directions

By bus: The 59 bus service stops outside the zoo main entrance.Route 59 operates from Monday to Saturday. There is no service on Sundays and bank holidays. The 59 leaves Royal Parade (stop A13) in Plymouth City Centre takes around 30 minutes, stopping at Sparkwell village and then right outside the zoo entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes in the opposite direction from the George Park and Ride outside of Plymouth.





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    Recent Reviews:

    • CornishBecks
      St Ives, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Junior Keeper Day
      5 of 5 stars
      28th Apr 2024
      What an absolutely fantastic day! We booked a junior keeper day for our girls for a Christmas present and it exceeded expectations. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived until the... Read full review
    • Neil T
      Fabulous zoo and in a beautiful location.
      5 of 5 stars
      7th May 2024
      Had a great time at the zoo, beautiful surroundings and countryside. The natural wildlife and surroundings are as good as the zoo animals with wild garlic and bluebells in flower. Can get so close to... Read full review
    • Matthew R
      Trip Type:
      Grandsons day out
      5 of 5 stars
      7th May 2024
      Took are 8 year old grandson on a rainy bank holiday Sunday got there at opening time 10am even though it was raining most of the animals were out and all the keepers that we asked questions to very... Read full review

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