Animal & Nature Attractions in Dartmouth

Animals Attractions

A visit to a zoo or farm attraction near Dartmouth is a great way to keep the kids entertained – and adults too! Children love to get involved and hands on, getting close to an array of animals.

It’s not just zoos and farms that will be of interest to animal lovers, the nature reserves and coast around Dartmouth are full of local wildlife, including birds, seals, otters, and even the occasional dolphin.

Take a trip up the River Dart on one of the many river cruises and discover lots of different creatures in their natural habitat.

Nature Reserve

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is the largest natural lake in south-west England, separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is entirely freshwater. Slapton is teeming with wildlife, badgers, otters, dormice and bats, as well as birds. The Slapton Ley Field Centre run events throughout the year to help you and your children get close to this amazing natural world.

Dartmouth is extremely lucky to be located very close to the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Dartmouth and the South Devon countryside are known for their natural beauty. With such picturesque landscapes its no wonder there are so many natural places to visit – and the best part is, most of them are free!


As well as the natural landscape, there are beautiful gardens and parks to visit in Dartmouth that are perfect for a relaxing walk or picnic or fun games for the whole family to enjoy.