Farms, Zoos & Sanctuaries in Dartmoor National Park

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The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

The Miniature Pony Centre, Moretonhampstead, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction. A Dartmoor highlight for young children, The Miniature Pony Centre's just south west of Moretonhampstead on the B3212 which cuts across the National Park. As the name suggests, the Centre's home to miniature ponies. Some, especially the foals, are unbelievably cute. There's...

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Family attraction. The team behind Holiday in Dartmoor run a number of UK travel sites. We've been photographing and researching South West England for years and, in our opinion, Dartmoor Otters and Buckfast Butterflies is the best place to see and experience otters in the region. It's a compact...

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm, Totnes, Dartmoor National Park

Totnes is a thriving South Devon town topped with an English Heritage castle. Clearly, it's not within Dartmoor National Park. We include it on Holiday in Dartmoor because it's at the end of the South Devon Railway that runs between Buckfastleigh and Totnes. It's a great place for young kids to enjo...

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm, Buckfastleigh, Dartmoor National Park

Pennywell Farm is a great day out for families with young kids. There's a huge range of things to do and animals to meet. Thankfully, all these activities are packed into a relatively small area which helps prevent tired legs. The farm animals are the focus of attention. Pennywell's miniature pigs*...

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Zoo, Sparkwell, Dartmoor National Park

Located between the southern border of Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon coast near Plymouth, Dartmoor Zoo is a superb zoological park made famous by a Hollywood film. The story behind the zoo is remarkable and told in the book 'We Bought A Zoo' by Benjamin Mee to which we provide an ext...