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Dartmoor Zoological Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Visit 07/11/2018

Dispite the rain we enjoyed our visit and found the animals in excellent healthy condition and took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek D
Lovely zoo

We visited yesterday and had a lovely time. It’s not huge which meant my kids were less likely to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Philjacques1
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About
Small friendly wildlife park/zoo on edge of Dartmoor featured on BBC TV series and the home of Hollywood movie, We Bought A Zoo starring Matt Damon.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Sparkwell, Sparkwell PL7 5DG, England
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+44 1752 837645
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 July 2012

Such a lovely day trip for the entire family or just for friends or even couples. All the animals seem very happy and well cared for.

9  Thank Roseanne B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 March 2012

I am sad to say that it is nearly derelict. I have read the book reviews, and I do realise that they have had a sad and hard time, but nevertheless we paid quite a lot and saw very few animals. It doesnt cost a...More

17  Thank k l
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Reviewed yesterday

We took our granddaughter to see the animals, she had a lovely time, especially the visit to the goats compound. Luckily we saw the tiger taking a dip in the water and the lions opposite greeting us with a mighty roar. It was a fairly...More

Thank susieq257
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded today

What a lovely day out with your grand daughter - hands on with the goats is always popular - I hope you managed to take lots of lovely photos. We have a membership scheme if you wanted to keep bringing her back - please see...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We love Dartmoor zoo and had a great visit on 10th Nov. The animals are very well looked after, the volunteers that do the talks and 'in touch with animals' sessions are lovely, enthusiastic young people.

Thank JoBrettEllis
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your comments - I will make sure they are passed on to our volunteers, who are indeed, enthusiastic and wonderful.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I would like to say a huge thank you for organising my son's wedding recently. The day ran smoothly, food was excellent and Abi, David and staff couldn't do enough for you - a great day was had by all!

Thank Quest23718882463
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

You are very welcome! All the staff love it when there is a wedding at the Zoo and it's great to hear that everyone enjoyed their day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dispite the rain we enjoyed our visit and found the animals in excellent healthy condition and took some great pictures. The restaurant was good and the staff friendly. It was nice to see students researching and monitoring the animals. I've recommended the zoo to friends...More

Thank Derek D
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You came to the zoo on a really wet day - great effort! Thank you for your feedback which is much appreciated as these are all areas that we work hard on to make the visitor experience a good one.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this zoo on the 1st November. Was such a lovely day out. You can tell all the animals are well looked after and there cages and enclosures was clean. Good value for money. My two sons loved seeing all the animals up so close.

Thank laurenwright89
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you had a lovely family day out and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited yesterday and had a lovely time. It’s not huge which meant my kids were less likely to get bored! We loved the Tiger - he was close enough to touch - or certainly seemed to be - and my 6 year olds highlight...More

Thank Philjacques1
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you have a great day out with your daughter - hope you took lots of photos to remember the day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Dartmoor zoo as we had never been before. We arrived near to 11am and the place was like a ghost town which we found to be quite good but unexpected considering it's half term. I was more than happy to pay the...More

Thank Jess D
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback - I would like to address the points you raise. If you have spent 35 minutes walking around a 33 acre site then I do not think you have given the zoo a chance. Dartmoor Zoo is a member of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit. Nicely laid out and clearly the team are working hard to improve and make the experience worthwhile. We really enjoyed the good quality information boards and the space that is given to the animals. We particularly liked seeing the Iberian...More

Thank Richard C
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed your day here. Everyone has their favourites - wolves and tigers for you. Not a bad day out!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this zoo a few years back and was less than impressed and left feeling quite depressed. But it’s by far the closest zoo to us so risked it this half term. So pleased I did, it’s got the added addition of the playbus...More

Thank Nuttyprofessor
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - glad you came back and had a lovely day out with your kids.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after reading the book & watching the film. Had been many years before when in hands of previous owner. Cafe windows could do with being cleaned, staff were friendly, but felt the whole place was looking a bit neglected.

Thank Jan J
DartmoorZoo, Office Admin at Dartmoor Zoological Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback which I will pass on to the restaurant manager. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the beautiful animals here and look forward to welcoming you back.

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missrabbit235
16 September 2018|
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Response from DartmoorZoo | Property representative |
Hi there, I am sorry but do not. If you know when you are coming we could of course make a space available for you, no trouble.
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dawnlois
23 June 2018|
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Response from CoolShots | Reviewed this property |
£13.95 adult, child £9ish, under 3 free. See their website for up to date ines
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Adelel07
23 June 2018|
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Response from DartmoorZoo | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we have a licence for events. If you'd like to enquire about dates and prices please call Abi on 01752 837645. Thank you.
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