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Dartmoor Zoological Park

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Address: Sparkwell, Sparkwell PL7 5DG, England
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+44 1752 837645
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Small friendly wildlife park/zoo on edge of Dartmoor featured on BBC TV...

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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They have a bear 🐻

Was really surprised by how big the zoo was as when you get to the ticket office it looks a bit in the middle of no where but its actually a very charming way of being the animals... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Portsmouth
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I bought this for my partner for her birthday, and I accompanied her. It was an absolutely brilliant day with great staff. Close contact with several species of animals and feeding them in their enclosures. Lunch was included and was very good. Yes this is a small Zoo and yes it was out of season with a winter menu and... More 

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Thank Shiplack
Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a group of teenagers to DZP and I think we would all agree the views of the animals were impressive, despite the rain keeping some indoors. What made DZP even more special was our guide whose knowledge and affection for the residents was inspiring. All this in the beauty of the moors and easy to get to.

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Thank Devon A B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous Zoo great for families and couples a like. Animals well looked after and extremely lovely surrounding areas lots to do

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Thank Margaret H
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I purchased a voucher for a family of 4 on Groupon to visit dartmoor zoo. We went to visit the zoo on a Sunday afternoon for a few hours. Well we were turned away, firstly because I didn't have proof of a billing address, why I would need that I have no idea and the person on the desk couldn't... More 

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Thank bexson
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really surprised by how big the zoo was as when you get to the ticket office it looks a bit in the middle of no where but its actually a very charming way of being the animals are more in habitats then cages which is nice ive actually never seen a bear in real life so it was an... More 

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Thank tazzer00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful little place to while away a few hours with the family. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The park has ample parking with all parts easily accessible though quite steep in parts. My daughter adored the place and rest assured we shall be returning SOON.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place with friendly knowledgeable staff. Great day out. The animals are well cared for and they have a small encounters place where you can handle and learn about different animals

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Helston, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My grandson was very keen to see the lions, tigers, cheatahs and jaguar, as he is particularly interested in 'large cats' and they are this zoo's speciality. There is also a variety of other species, from bears and wolves to meerkats. We were fortunate in being at the zoo at feeding time, and the staff whom we met were very... More 

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Thank Barry C
Dorset, England
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small zoo which has seen better days. Also from the animals point of view their enclosures appear small and not too well kept.

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Thank JamPickle
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with a Groupon for 2 adults, and thank goodness for Groupon and the £9 that we paid as the full price is way too high for what we were able to see. Long walk from the ticket office to the top where the restaurant, shop and toilets are. The restaurant was a total let down, 3 meals... More 

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