Dartmoor Zoo School Trip Devon

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South West

Sparkwell, Plymouth, PL7 5DG

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

We are a leading attraction in the south west, with over 10 talks and feeds throughout the day for groups to visit as part of their ticket.

Listed under: Business Studies | STEM | Zoos | Wildlife and Nature Reserves | Team Building | Picnic Areas | Parks and Gardens | Environment Centres | Duke of Edinburgh Award | Day Trip Destinations | Science | Media | Leisure and Tourism | Geography | Environmental Studies | English | Conservation

What we offer

We offer education sessions to groups from EYFS to degree level, including special needs groups, home education groups and childrens clubs throughout the holidays.

If for any reason you cannot make it to the zoo we have an outreach team that can come and visit your school with some very special visitors including reptiles, small mammals and invertebrates.

Most sessions at the zoo last up to 1 hour and take place in our purpose built classrooms around the site. All of our sessions are linked to the National Curriculum.

What makes us a great choice?

Dartmoor Zoo is a Zoo know worldwide after its incredible story about beating all the odds was made into the Hollywood movie ‘We Bought a Zoo.’ Our owner Benjamin Mee has continued to push the zoo forward and we now house the South West’s biggest collection of Big Cats. We are also an award-winning education department which means we not only have the skills to teach eople about biodiversity, conservation and the natural world around us, but we also have a beautiful and unique site to teach in, making us an ideal destination for an educational school trip.

Group Sizes Catered For

Any group size can attend the zoo. Education sessions are capped at 30 students.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

We have a downloadable teachers pack and a few themed workbooks that can be requested when you have booked a session.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, no flash in education sessions due to the animals in close proximity. Photos must be for personal use only.

Risk Assessment Details

Once a visit has been booked we offer free planning visits for up to two members of staff (we require staff ID to be shown on arrival; normal rates will apply for family and friends). Risk assessment guidelines are provided on the zoo website under Discovery and Learning.

Education Officer Information

Yes, we have a team of five experienced and knowledgeable Education Officers who deliver our programme of education sessions to schools, colleges and other groups.

Pricing Information

£6.25 per child
£30 per education session
Additional adults outside the given ratios £8.50

First Aid Information

First aider on site 

Available Facilities

• Shop (there are a range of gifts from £1 -£20)
• Restaurant that serves hot and cold food
• Two lovely picnic areas where groups can eat their lunches

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

We have disabled toilets in the restaurant and all our classrooms have disabled access. The zoo is wheelchair friendly however the site is hilly and the pathways are bumpy in places. There is disabled parking available.

Opening Hours & Information

We are open every day from 10am – 4pm in the winter and 10am-6pm in the summer.

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