“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

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Boo At The Zoo

28oct5:30 pm8:30 pmBoo At The Zoo

Event Details

BOO at the Zoo is back, and scarier than ever!

This Halloween, Dartmoor Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you to a truly FANG-tastic night at the zoo!

Join us on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October for two FRIGHTfully good evenings, filled with shock horrors, hair raising delights and nail biting frights..

Gates open at 5.30pm with staggered entry tickets available. Event closes at 8.30pm

Listen out for rustling amongst the trees and peeping eyes as you make your way around the Zoo, meeting characters of the strange, unsavoury and nightmarish kind on your travels..

This event will have areas suitable for most families, however some areas will have advisories and some areas will not be suitable for young children. We will provide a map that lets you know where to find the thrills you seek!

Roam our haunted Zoo grounds – Dark pathways will take you all around the Zoo, through the forest, around the big cats, birds and more. If you look carefully, you may be able to see the bright eyes of the animal residents out at night. Look out for gruesome scenes and expect creatures to be lurking in the shadows.

Watch your step in the Wicked Woodland and Dolls Demise – Find yourself navigating our blackened woodlands. Be careful, you never know what kind of monsters lurk in the shadows. Warning: These areas are not for the faint-hearted. Expect monsters, unusual sounds, sudden shocks and more.

Make it out alive from our Dark Maze – In a menacing maze where your eyes can no longer be trusted, can you feel your way out? Use all your senses to find your direction, but be careful, not everything or everyone is your friend inside these dark walls…

Look closer in our Reptile & Bug House – Meet our reptilian residents and beastly bugs. All guests will have access to the Reptile and Bug House from 5.45pm-8pm. Meet the experts who look after our creepy crawlies and learn all about their weird and wonderful ways. This is a great experience for young children.

Enjoy SPOOKtacular entertainment shows, moreish cuisine and tricks or treats galore… we SCARE you to come!


(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm