“ 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.


27decAll Day31Zooluminate

Event Details

Zooluminate is back! Bigger and better than ever!

Experience a magical and wintery walk around our gorgeous site, taking in a series of beautiful light installations (from JHAV, the incredible team that brought you The Atlantic Project and Illuminate Festival of Light), which bring the zoo to life after dark in the most enchanting way possible!

Even if you’ve experienced Zooluminate before, with a whole host of new and exciting installations, you won’t want to miss the brand-new Zooluminate experience this year!

There are stunning installation spaces the entire way around our site, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities for those selfies, plus – some of our enclosures are going to be illuminated, so you might even get the chance to see our animals all snuggled up for the night.

We can’t guarantee the animals will be outside of their cosy homes, but the lights have been specifically researched and chosen to illuminate without causing any harm or disruption, so if they’re outside, you should be able to capture some wonderful evening photos of our very happy animals.

Our Jaguar Restaurant is open daily until 19.00 throughout the event, offering a whole host of delicious food, drink and snack options to refuel your Zoo adventure, including some festive specials.

Admission is from 17:00-18:30, with the event closing at 19:30.

To take full advantage of the entire zoo experience, purchase a general admission ticket (12 – 19:30)!!!

DZS Membership price:

DZS Member – free (no need to pre-book, simply turn up on the day/night of your choice with your membership card).

Closed 24th – 26th December


december 27 (Wednesday) - 31 (Sunday)(GMT+00:00)