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When it comes to building a strong team, nothing beats getting everyone together for a fun, engaging day outside the office. At Dartmoor Zoo, we believe that a team building event is the perfect way to shake things up and bring everyone closer together – especially if many colleagues work remotely. Here’s how you can ensure that your day with us is not just good, but great!

Know What You Want to Achieve

Start with the end in mind. What are your goals for this team-building event? Maybe you want to boost morale, improve communication, or just give everyone a well-deserved break from the daily grind. Whatever your objectives, let us know and we’ll help tailor the activities to meet your needs. From problem-solving challenges to trust-building exercises, having clear goals will guide the day’s activities and outcomes.

Dress for Success

Comfort is key when you’re spending the day at the zoo. Encourage your team to check the weather forecast and dress accordingly. If it’s going to be sunny, sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen are must-haves. For colder days, suggest layering up with jackets and scarves. Comfortable, sturdy footwear is also essential, as there will be quite a bit of walking on uneven grounds. Dressing appropriately means everyone can focus on the fun and learning, not the weather!

Take Advantage of the Zoo Setting

Dartmoor Zoo isn’t just about seeing the animals; it’s about interacting with them in ways that inspire and educate. Our team building activities might include behind-the-scenes tours or animal encounters that can’t be found anywhere else. These experiences serve as metaphors for workplace lessons like adaptability, innovation, and teamwork. Check out some of our team building activities here. Don’t forget to download the brochure too!

Food Glorious Food

We all know that great food can make any event better. At Dartmoor Zoo, we take pride in offering delicious, freshly prepared meals at the Jaguar Restaurant. Whether it’s a light lunch or a hearty meal to round off the day, we’ve got options to suit everyone. Plus, sitting down to eat together is a fantastic opportunity for informal chatting, sharing experiences of the day, and just enjoying each other’s company.

Travel Smart

Organising a group trip to the zoo can be part of the fun! Encourage your team to carpool or use public transport—it’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and get everyone mingling before they even arrive. Plus, travelling together is the first step in team bonding; it sets a collaborative tone right from the start.

Reflect on the Day

After a day full of activities, it’s important to wind down and reflect. We can provide spaces for your team to gather and discuss what they’ve learned, or simply to share their highlights and takeaways. This reflection period helps solidify the connections made and lessons learned during the day, ensuring that the benefits of the event continue even after everyone returns to work.

Break the Ice

Early on, use ice-breakers to get everyone relaxed and talking. Simple, fun activities can help even the shyest team members come out of their shells and feel comfortable. These initial games set a playful tone for the day and show that while the day’s agenda might be about learning and improving, it’s also about having fun together.

Shake Things Up

Mixing teams is a fantastic strategy to encourage mingling. People often stick to what they know, so by creating groups that blend different departments or levels of hierarchy, everyone gets a chance to interact with someone they might not speak to on a regular day at the office. This can spark new friendships and innovative ideas, enriching your workplace culture.

Snap Away

What’s a team day without photos to remember it by? Whether you hire a professional photographer or encourage your team to snap pictures on their phones, capturing the day’s moments is a must. Photos can later be used in newsletters or shared on social media, keeping the memories alive and reminding everyone of the fun and learning they shared.

Keep the Momentum Going

To truly make the most of your team-building efforts, keep the conversation going once you’re back in the office. Discuss how the day’s activities can be translated into everyday work life. Maybe set up a follow-up session to revisit the day’s achievements and talk about how to implement new ideas. This helps maintain the energy and camaraderie long after the event has ended.

Ready for a fantastic team-building adventure at Dartmoor Zoo? We’re just as excited to host you! Let’s make it a day to remember, filled with fun, learning, and unforgettable memories. Learn more about team building activities and get in touch with us here.

Planning a birthday party can be both exciting and daunting, especially when you’re searching for that perfect birthday party venue hire. Whether you’re organising a celebration for children or for those young at heart, finding a location that offers a memorable experience is key. Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo, where every birthday party becomes an unforgettable adventure!

Here are 12 reasons why Dartmoor Zoo is the perfect location for your next birthday celebration:

A truly unique venue

You won’t find many venues to host your birthday party like Dartmoor Zoo. Set amongst 33 acres of lush woodland and with a diverse array of wildlife, both native and exotic, your guests will feel immersed in the magic of the zoo. 

Meet our animal family

Guests to a birthday party at Dartmoor Zoo are automatically granted access to the rest of the park, so they can roam and explore the entire zoo and meet our animals before, during, or after your party. 

Tonnes of fun for tots

We have a wonderful Tiger Tots birthday package ideal for children aged 2-5 which can be hosted either in the morning or the afternoon! The birthday party will be hosted at our Jaguar Restaurant and include a guided tour of the zoo, a scrumptious lunch, and a fun crafting activity too. Read more about this birthday package here.

A cool birthday for kids

Planning a birthday for kids aged 6-15? Then get ready to rumble in the jungle with our Capybara Kids birthday package including an extra special feed the meerkat experience, a scrumptious lunch box in the Jaguar Restaurant, and a tour of the zoo too. Read more about this birthday package here.

Birthday parties for any age!

Planning an extra special birthday celebration for someone young at heart? Then our Original Otters birthday party package is ideal with the chance to build your birthday exactly how you want it – whether young or old! See what’s included and the options here.

Enchanted entertainment with our partnerships 

If lions and meerkats weren’t enough, you can invite some extra special friends to your birthday celebration thanks to our partnership with Enchanted Entertainment! Spiderman, Cinderella and Elsa could all be special guest for your event. 

Get active with Sporty Stars

We know some kids just want to run around and burn off that unlimited energy! With our partnership with Sporty Stars you can bring glow-in-the-dark sports, nerf wars, dodgeball and more to your birthday activities. Just email our events team to find out more! 

Make it your own with loads of optimal extras

We have loads of fantastic activities and extra fun you can build into your birthday package, including feeding our meerkats, party bags and gift shop vouchers. Our events team is waiting for your call to start building your perfect birthday! 

An educational experience

Birthday parties at Dartmoor Zoo offer more than just fun – they provide educational opportunities too. Guests can learn about conservation efforts and the importance of protecting wildlife while enjoying interactive experiences.

Dedicated event team

Planning a birthday party can be overwhelming, but with Dartmoor Zoo’s experienced event team by your side, every detail will be taken care of. From initial booking to the day of the event, you can count on their expertise and support.

Stunning photo opportunities

Capture every special moment against the backdrop of Dartmoor Zoo’s picturesque surroundings! From snapshots with your favourite animals to group photos with friends and family, the photo opportunities are endless.

Unforgettable memories

Above all, hosting your birthday party at Dartmoor Zoo guarantees an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Create memories that will last a lifetime and celebrate in a truly unique and magical setting.

Book Dartmoor Zoo as your extra special birthday party venue

Ready to make your birthday party one to remember? Book Dartmoor Zoo as your next birthday party venue and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Complete the form below to get started, and the Dartmoor Zoo events team will be delighted to assist you in planning your special day. Get ready to celebrate surrounded by wildlife and wonder!

Businesses in Devon and across the UK host corporate events and conferences to build relationships, develop awareness, and educate guests. And where better to host a truly memorable conference than at a zoo?!

Dartmoor Zoo offers a refreshing and engaging alternative for corporate events, combining the functionality of a larger space to host more attendees with the unique experience of being amidst one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. There aren’t many places in the UK where a lunchtime intermission for corporate activities can include a Big Cat talk! 

Here’s what you and your guests can expect when you hire a conference room at Dartmoor Zoo.

Exceptional conference packages

Dartmoor Zoo presents a unique venue that goes beyond the ordinary, offering a serene and inspiring backdrop for your corporate events. We understand that each event has its own set of requirements and objectives. So, we’ve designed three distinct conference packages to cater to a wide range of needs: the Meerkat, Otter, and Jaguar packages. Each is tailored to ensure your event is both memorable and impactful.

Meerkat Package

The Meerkat Package offers a compact yet comprehensive option. It includes room hire for either the morning or afternoon, with refreshments served upon arrival and during the break. This package is ideal for those looking for a brief yet effective meeting or workshop setting.

Otter Package

The Otter Package is designed for full-day events, providing everything included in the Meerkat Package plus a delicious lunch to keep your team energised throughout the day. This option offers more flexibility and time to delve deeper into your conference agenda or team-building activities.

Jaguar Package

Elevate your event with the Jaguar Package, our premium offering. Alongside all the benefits of the Otter Package, it features an exclusive animal experience that promises to make your conference unforgettable. This package is the epitome of combining business with pleasure, offering a unique opportunity to engage with the natural world while achieving your corporate objectives.

Each package is designed with your convenience and the success of your event in mind, providing a range of options to suit different schedules, budgets, and preferences. Download our Corporate Brochure for more detailed information and to explore how we can tailor your event to meet your specific needs.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo is ready to host your next corporate event and start planning its success. With our diverse conference packages, stunning location, and commitment to excellence, we’re ready to provide an unparalleled experience for you and your guests. Whether you’re aiming to inspire your team, foster corporate relationships, or simply enjoy a change of scenery for an all-hands workshop, Dartmoor Zoo offers the perfect setting.

Interested? Then learn more about our conference room hire and our different pricing options. We’re looking forward to helping you make your next conference not just successful, but truly memorable too.

Birthday parties are a source of great joy and a chance to celebrate with friends and family. While the party itself promises fun and laughter, the planning and preparation leading up to the big day can often be stressful. To alleviate some of this stress and help you organise a memorable event, we’ve compiled some essential tips on planning the perfect birthday bash, especially if you’re looking in the picturesque regions of Devon and Cornwall.

Find the perfect venue

The choice of venue is crucial as it sets the tone for the entire event. For something small and intimate, hosting the party at your home or in a lovely garden can create a cosy atmosphere. However, if you’re aiming for something truly memorable and unique, consider hosting your celebration at a place like Dartmoor Zoo! Nestled in the beautiful Devon countryside, Dartmoor Zoo provides a captivating backdrop where your guests can enjoy the thrill of wildlife and nature.

Choose your catering

No party is complete without delicious food and drink to delight your guests. Decide on the type of food you’d like to serve; whether it’s finger foods, a buffet, or a sit-down meal. Think about including welcome drinks to greet guests as they arrive. Whatever you choose, Dartmoor Zoo takes care of everything with our hassle-free catering! Our events include options for tasty lunch boxes prepared at our on-site Jaguar Restaurant, ensuring that your guests are well-fed and happy.

Planning your activities

Keeping your guests entertained is key to a successful party. Think about what activities would appeal to your guests, especially if there are children involved. Dartmoor Zoo is an excellent venue for dynamic and engaging activities. We offer guided tours of the zoo, and even sports-day-style events to help little ones burn off some of that party excitement!

Create your invite list

Your invite list will largely depend on the capacity of your chosen venue and the scale of the party you wish to host. When selecting a larger, managed venue like Dartmoor Zoo, you have the freedom to extend your invites to a larger group knowing that everything will be handled by our experienced events team, making your day stress-free and enjoyable.

Birthday bags

A thoughtful way to end the celebration is by giving out birthday bags. These can include pieces of birthday cake, some sweets, and small mementoes that remind them of the special day. At Dartmoor Zoo, we can include charming gift bags featuring a plush toy representative of our zoo family, creating a lasting memory of your unique celebration.

Book your birthday party at Dartmoor Zoo today

If you’re looking for an extraordinary venue for your next birthday party, look no further than Dartmoor Zoo. Located near Plymouth, we offer a magical setting that’s perfect for both children and adults alike. Learn more about what makes Dartmoor Zoo not just a zoo, but a perfect birthday party venue hire. Celebrate with us and make your special day unforgettable!

Over the last few years, the standard corporate event or conference has become a lot more than a simple business meet-up. They’ve become a key opportunity to network, to sell, and to impress. 

As such, the quest for the perfect venue has seen many firms look further afield than the local co-working space or inner-city conference centre to find unique locations that will set the perfect backdrop for a memorable event. 

Offsite meetings in unique surrounds offer a breath of fresh air, encouraging productivity and creativity. This shift towards distinctive locations has led to an increasing interest in exotic venues, including the enthralling experience of hosting events at a zoo!

Choosing your conference venue

Selecting the right conference venue is a nuanced process that demands careful consideration of various factors. Key among these are location accessibility, capacity, available facilities, technological support, and catering options. It’s essential to choose a venue that not only aligns with your event’s scale and scope but also amplifies its purpose. 

As businesses strive to stand out, the ambience of the venue plays a significant role in stimulating creativity and engagement among attendees. A venue that speaks to the event’s ethos and enhances the overall experience can turn a routine gathering into a memorable occasion.

Benefits of hosting at a zoo

Imagine hosting your next conference surrounded by the serene beauty of nature, away from the cacophony of city life. Dartmoor Zoo offers a unique blend of excitement and tranquillity, making it an unforgettable venue for your corporate events. Just some of the benefits include:

Memorable experience: The novelty of a zoo setting ensures your event stands out, creating lasting memories for participants.

Outdoor space: Abundant outdoor areas provide the perfect backdrop for breaks, networking, and team-building activities, allowing ideas to flourish amidst fresh air.

Serenity: Located away from urban noise, the zoo offers a peaceful environment conducive to focus and creativity.

What guests can expect

Dartmoor Zoo presents three tailored Conference Packages designed to cater to varying needs and preferences:

Meerkat Package: Ideal for smaller groups, this package offers a cosy setting that encourages intimate discussions and collaboration.

Otter Package: A step up, providing more space and flexibility, perfect for workshops and medium-sized meetings that require a balance of presentation and interaction.

Jaguar Package: The premier choice for those looking to impress, featuring the best facilities, expansive spaces, and the full breadth of the zoo’s offerings for large-scale conferences.

Each package is thoughtfully crafted to ensure your event is not just successful but also provides a unique experience that sparks creativity and fosters connections. Download our Corporate Brochure for more detailed information on what Dartmoor Zoo has to offer.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

The Dartmoor Zoo events team is eager to welcome your next corporate event. With our expertise and the zoo’s enchanting backdrop, we’re committed to planning and executing an event that exceeds your expectations. 

Whether you’re aiming for innovation, team building, or simply a memorable gathering, Dartmoor Zoo offers the perfect setting.

Interested? Learn more about our conference room hire and explore our diverse pricing options. 

In the search for unique and inspiring venues for corporate events, meetings, workshops, and conferences, the trend towards hiring conference rooms outside the traditional office setting is growing. Companies are increasingly recognising the value of offsite meetings to stimulate creativity, foster team cohesion, and provide a refreshing change of pace from the day-to-day office environment.

If you’re looking for a break from office distractions, then allow us to introduce Dartmoor Zoo!

The benefits of hosting a conference at a zoo

Hosting a conference at Dartmoor Zoo presents a novel and memorable experience that far surpasses the conventional conference room setting. Zoos offer a unique blend of benefits, including expansive outdoor spaces ideal for breaks and team-building activities, a tranquil environment free from the hustle and bustle of city life, and an atmosphere that is sure to inspire fresh ideas. The distinctive setting ensures that your event stands out, making it a memorable experience for all delegates.

The setting of Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo, nestled in the breathtaking landscape of Dartmoor National Park, provides an unparalleled setting for your next corporate event. Spanning 33 acres, the zoo offers delegates the chance to explore and enjoy the stunning natural environment and diverse wildlife. The serene setting amidst nature, combined with the excitement of being close to exotic animals, provides a backdrop that encourages creativity and connectivity among participants.

What to expect by hosting your conference at Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo offers three distinct Conference Packages tailored to meet the needs of any corporate event:

The Meerkat Package: Ideal for smaller meetings, this package includes room hire, AV equipment, and catering options to keep your team energised throughout the day.

The Otter Package: A step up, offering additional flexibility and services for those looking to add a little extra to their event, including a wider selection of catering options and full access to the zoo’s grounds for breaks and team-building activities.

The Jaguar Package: The premium choice for those aiming to make a significant impact, featuring all the benefits of the Otter Package, with the addition of exclusive experiences and upgraded facilities to ensure your event is truly unforgettable.

For detailed information on each package and to see how Dartmoor Zoo can cater to your specific needs, download our Corporate Brochure.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

We’re looking forward to hosting your next corporate event and to start planning its success! Our events team is committed to providing an exceptional experience that goes beyond the ordinary, ensuring your conference is not just successful, but truly memorable too.

Interested in making your next conference stand out? Learn more about our conference room hire.

Organisations are increasingly moving away from traditional meeting rooms and conference locations in the search for more unique and engaging locations to host their events. The drive behind this shift is clear: unique spaces can inspire and help to foster increased creativity. 

Locations like Dartmoor Zoo offer a unique backdrop for any corporate event – a location where fresh air and fantastic animal onlookers can inspire new ideas, spark conversation, and build relationships. Here’s why you should consider a unique backdrop for your next event, and how it can encourage increased creativity. 

How unique locations inspire creativity

Choosing a unique backdrop for your next event goes beyond mere aesthetics; it’s a strategic decision that can significantly influence the creativity and engagement of your participants. When you step away from the mundane and immerse your attendees in an environment that’s out of the ordinary, you stimulate their senses, challenge their perceptions, and encourage them to think outside the box.

A distinctive setting acts as a catalyst for creativity by providing new stimuli and perspectives that can ignite fresh ideas and innovative solutions. Whether it’s the tranquil beauty of a botanical garden, stunning zoo, the historic walls of a castle, or the vibrant energy of a modern art museum, each unique venue offers a new canvas on which your attendees can project their thoughts and imagination. This shift in environment not only refreshes the mind but also breaks down the barriers to creative thinking, making it an invaluable tool for enhancing the productivity and success of your event.

The benefits of hosting a conference at a zoo

Choosing a location like Dartmoor Zoo as your conference venue brings a whole host of benefits that directly contribute to boosting creativity among attendees. The distinct and memorable setting of a zoo, with its natural surroundings and exotic inhabitants, provides a refreshing change from the usual corporate environment. Such a unique backdrop can spark inspiration and new ideas, setting the stage for a productive meeting or conference.

The availability of ample outdoor space allows for breaks amidst nature, where participants can recharge and gather their thoughts away from the hustle and bustle of city life in 33 acres of stunning parkland. The serene ambience of Dartmoor Zoo, coupled with the absence of urban distractions, creates an ideal setting for focusing on innovation and strategic planning.

Get your creativity flowing with a conference at Dartmoor Zoo

At Dartmoor Zoo, we’re not just about offering a venue; we’re about creating an experience that will leave a lasting impression on your team and your corporate objectives. Our dedicated events team is eager to assist you in planning a conference that not only meets your needs but exceeds your expectations in terms of creativity and innovation. Imagine holding your next meeting surrounded by the beauty of nature and exotic wildlife – a setting that promises to awaken the imagination and inspire groundbreaking ideas.

Interested in making your next conference not just successful, but truly memorable too? Learn more about our conference room hire and explore our different pricing options. For a closer look at what we offer, feel free to download our Corporate Brochure

When it comes to external meetings, workshops, and conferences, companies are always on the lookout for spaces that cater for their business needs whilst also delivering an impactful experience. 

This is where Dartmoor Zoo, nestled in the serene outskirts of Plymouth, offers a distinctive solution that merges the natural world with the corporate, inviting both wildlife and business ideas to roam free.

The benefits of hosting a conference at a zoo

Imagine hosting your next corporate event surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature, away from the incessant buzz of traffic and the chaotic pace of the city. Dartmoor Zoo offers just that – a breath of fresh air, quite literally, providing a refreshing backdrop that could inspire new ideas and new perspectives among your team and guests. The unique setting of the zoo makes any event held here memorable, offering ample outdoor space for breaks, team-building activities, or just a moment to reconnect with nature. This distinctive venue combines the practical aspects of corporate event hosting with the added value of an extraordinary environment, making for a truly unique experience.

What to expect when hosting your conference at Dartmoor Zoo

Dartmoor Zoo caters to various corporate needs through three distinct Conference Packages – the Meerkat, Otter, and Jaguar. Each package is designed to offer a range of services and amenities tailored to suit different event sizes and preferences.

The Meerkat Package: Perfect for smaller, more intimate meetings, the Meerkat Package offers a cosy setting that encourages close interaction and collaboration among participants. It includes basic amenities such as AV equipment and catering services, ensuring a smooth and efficient meeting experience.

The Otter Package: Stepping up in terms of space and additional services, the Otter Package is ideal for mid-sized groups. It builds on the Meerkat offering by adding more sophisticated catering options and flexible room arrangements, accommodating a variety of meeting styles and requirements.

The Jaguar Package: For those looking to impress and inspire, the Jaguar Package is the premier choice. It caters to larger gatherings with premium services, including gourmet catering options, exclusive access to more extensive facilities, and the possibility of incorporating unique zoo experiences into your event. This package is designed to make a lasting impression on all attendees, ensuring your conference stands out.

To delve deeper into what each package offers and to find the perfect fit for your next event, download our Corporate Brochure.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

The Dartmoor Zoo events team is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to host your next corporate event. With our unique setting, diverse conference packages, and dedicated support, we are committed to planning and executing an event that not only achieves your business objectives, but also provides an unforgettable experience for all participants.

Interested? Then learn more about our conference room hire and explore our different pricing options. We look forward to speaking to you soon!

Business conferences play a crucial role in fostering industry connections, unveiling new insights, and promoting corporate growth. However, given the substantial investment required to organise and run these events, it’s important to extract maximum value from them. 

Achieving success at a conference is not just about gathering industry professionals under one roof; it involves strategic planning, engaging content, and an environment conducive to networking and knowledge exchange. 

Here are 10 important aspects that will help ensure your next business conference not only meets but exceeds expectations.

Choose a memorable location

The venue of your conference can significantly influence its success. A memorable location does more than provide a backdrop; it enhances the attendee experience, encourages engagement, and can even boost attendance. 

Venues like Dartmoor Zoo offer a unique setting that stands out from conventional conference spaces. Nestled within the stunning landscapes of the Dartmoor National Park, the zoo provides a tranquil yet inspiring environment, ideal for stimulating creativity and fostering meaningful connections. 

Define clear objectives

Begin with a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve. Whether it’s to foster networking, educate, or introduce new products, having defined goals will guide every decision you make, from the agenda to the choice of speakers.

Plan engaging content

Content is king. Ensure your conference agenda is filled with engaging, informative, and relevant presentations. Diverse formats, such as workshops, panels, and interactive sessions, can cater to varied learning styles and keep the audience engaged.

Promote effectively

A robust promotion strategy is essential to attract attendees. Utilise social media, email marketing, and industry partnerships to spread the word. Early bird specials and group discounts can also increase early registrations.

Leverage technology

From event apps to live streaming, technology can enhance the conference experience. Use apps for schedules, networking, and feedback to engage attendees and streamline the event’s logistics.

Facilitate networking

Networking is a key reason people attend conferences. Create spaces and schedule times specifically for networking. Icebreaker activities and networking apps can also encourage interaction among attendees.

Offer quality catering

Never underestimate the power of good food! Quality catering can significantly improve the attendee experience, providing energy and satisfaction throughout the event.

Train your team

Ensure your team is trained and prepared to handle enquiries, provide information, and assist attendees. A knowledgeable and friendly staff can greatly enhance the conference experience. Don’t underestimate the importance of a friendly welcome! 

Gather feedback

Feedback is invaluable for understanding what worked and what didn’t. Use surveys or apps to collect attendees’ thoughts on the event, which can guide improvements for future conferences.

Follow up

After the event, follow up with attendees through thank you emails, surveys, or newsletters. This not only shows appreciation but can also maintain the connection for future events.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

The Dartmoor Zoo events team is ready to host your next corporate event and begin planning its success! Our unique venue offers a memorable setting that encourages engagement, creativity, and connection among attendees. Interested? Then learn more about our conference room hire and our different pricing options. We hope to speak with you soon.

At Dartmoor Zoo, we pride ourselves on offering a unique and versatile venue for a wide array of corporate events, from intimate meetings to grand conferences. 

Nestled within the stunning surrounds of Dartmoor National Park, our zoo provides an extraordinary backdrop that not only captivates but also enhances your event’s overall experience. With a dedicated team on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly, hosting your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo is not just about finding a venue; it’s about creating an unforgettable experience for you and your delegates. 

Discover the array of benefits that come with stepping out of the conventional conference room and into the wild.

1. Unleash creativity and participation

The inspiring surroundings of Dartmoor Zoo stimulate the mind, fostering creativity and participation among attendees. The unique setting encourages thinking outside the box, leading to more innovative ideas and dynamic discussions.

2. Enhanced social media engagement

With its intriguing and picturesque backdrop, your event is set to generate increased social media impressions and awareness. Attendees are more likely to share their experiences online, providing additional exposure for your brand.

3. Flexible event planning

Our expansive grounds offer ample space for planning events, workshops, and team-building activities. Whether you’re looking to host a large-scale conference or an intimate seminar, Dartmoor Zoo can accommodate your needs.

4. Direct support for conservation

By choosing to host your event at Dartmoor Zoo, you’re directly contributing to the welfare of the animals and supporting our conservation efforts. It’s a unique way to give back and make a difference.

5. Improved wellbeing

The natural setting of the zoo, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, promotes better wellbeing among attendees. Fresh air and green spaces have been shown to reduce stress and increase overall happiness, creating a more relaxed environment where networking and idea sharing can better take place.

6. Increased employee engagement

Hosting your conference in such an unconventional and stimulating environment can significantly boost employee engagement. It offers a refreshing change of pace, which can reinvigorate your team’s enthusiasm and commitment, and will especially appeal to the animal lovers amongst your team!

7. Fulfilling CSR responsibilities

Organising your corporate event at Dartmoor Zoo aligns with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives by supporting environmental conservation and education. It’s an effective way to meet your CSR goals while offering a memorable experience.

8. Educational opportunities

Attendees have the chance to learn about wildlife conservation, sustainability, and the environment through the zoo’s educational programs – including our Big Cat talk as part of our Jaguar conference package! It adds an enriching layer to your event, making it not just productive but also informative.

9. Unique networking setting

The zoo’s unique backdrop provides an unconventional and unforgettable networking setting, facilitating more relaxed and genuine connections among participants. The shared experience of exploring the zoo can break down formal barriers and encourage networking.

10. A memorable experience

Lastly, the most significant benefit is the lasting impression your event will leave on attendees. Hosting your conference at Dartmoor Zoo will ensure an experience that is not only successful but truly memorable.

Host your next conference at Dartmoor Zoo

Our events team at Dartmoor Zoo is ready to host your next corporate event and begin planning its success! With our unique venue, dedicated support, and all the benefits outlined above, your conference is set to be a roaring success (pun intended).

Interested in making your next conference unforgettable? Learn more about our conference room hire. We look forward to speaking with you and to begin planning your event! 

Birthday celebrations are momentous occasions, whether you’re planning a fun-filled party for your kids and their friends or organising a special milestone event for someone who is older in years but still young at heart! Finding the right venue can often be the most daunting part of the planning process. However, if you’re looking for a setting that combines natural beauty with thrilling wildlife encounters, Dartmoor Zoo offers a truly unique backdrop that will offer a truly unforgettable birthday experience. 

What makes Dartmoor Zoo such a unique venue?

Set amidst 33 acres of lush woodland and spectacular scenery, Dartmoor Zoo presents an enchanting escape into the wild. The zoo is home to a fascinating array of animals, from the majestic lions and awe-inspiring tigers to the intriguing tarantulas. Imagine the excitement as you and your guests explore these beautiful surroundings, coming face-to-face with some of nature’s most incredible creatures.

The experiences on offer at Dartmoor Zoo go beyond mere observation. Have you ever wanted to feed a meerkat?! Well at Dartmoor Zoo, we make these thrilling encounters part of your birthday festivities, ensuring an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Taking the stress out of planning

We understand that the success of any party lies in the details. That’s why our dedicated events team is here to handle everything from the initial planning stages to the final clean-up, ensuring your celebration is seamless and stress-free. Our specially tailored birthday party packages, such as Tiger Tots for the little ones and Capybara Kids for older children, offer a variety of themed activities and catering options designed to delight guests of all ages.

With everything taken care of by our experienced staff, you can relax and enjoy the day along with your guests. Whether it’s a bespoke cake, fun and educational animal talks, or guided tours around the zoo, our team is committed to creating a bespoke experience that perfectly suits your needs and expectations.

Book your unforgettable birthday at Dartmoor Zoo

Ready to start planning the ultimate birthday bash? Learn more about what Dartmoor Zoo can offer by visiting our dedicated birthday party venue hire page. Learn more about our various party packages and the unique experiences we provide. When you’re ready, simply get in touch with us using the form at the bottom of the page. Our friendly team looking forward to discussing your ideas and to begin organising a celebration that will be remembered for years to come!

Don’t settle for the ordinary—choose Dartmoor Zoo for a birthday party that’s as wild as it is wonderful. We can’t wait to help you celebrate!

Organisations are constantly seeking innovative ways to boost employee engagement and strengthen team cohesion. Traditional team-building exercises often fall short of leaving a lasting impression, people leaders are searching for experiences that are beneficial, memorable, and exciting. Dartmoor Zoo offers just that—a unique opportunity to combine team building with an unforgettable adventure amidst nature and wildlife.

Why Choose Dartmoor Zoo for Your Next Team Building Event?

Nestled in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park, Dartmoor Zoo presents an extraordinary venue unlike any other for your team building event. Far from the usual conference room and related activities, Dartmoor Zoo provides a vibrant backdrop that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration among team members. The chance to interact with nature and wildlife adds a refreshing twist that can rejuvenate and inspire any team, making every moment spent here truly special.

Dartmoor Zoo is a place of natural beauty and we are committed to conservation and education, offering a meaningful dimension to your team building experience. Participating in activities here means you are directly contributing to the welfare of the animals and the conservation efforts of the zoo.

Engaging Activities for Every Team

Dartmoor Zoo offers a range of hands-on activities designed to challenge and engage teams in a fun and interactive way. Here’s a look at what you can expect:

Getting in Touch with Nature: Dive into a gardening project that combines problem-solving with planting. This activity encourages teams to plan, collaborate, and execute tasks together, fostering a sense of accomplishment and teamwork.

Let’s Talk Fences: Communication is key, and what better way to break down barriers than by building and renovating fences together? This task requires teams to discuss, strategise, and work physically alongside each other, enhancing interpersonal relations.

Caged In: Join our maintenance team in repairing and renovating animal enclosures. This hands-on activity not only demands teamwork but also offers a close-up experience of the zoo’s operations, creating a memorable learning experience.

Team Building with BITE: Engage in exciting and slightly daring activities that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Perfect for teams looking to add a thrill to their bonding experience.

Animal Enrichment Making: Get creative by constructing hammocks and feeders for our animals. This activity promotes creativity and provides a direct impact on the zoo’s residents, making it a rewarding experience for all participants.

Meet the Tiger: Imagine discussing teamwork and strategy just a few feet away from a tiger! Bring up to 10 colleagues for a thrilling meet-and-greet with one of our majestic tigers, an experience bound to boost morale and create stories for the office.

Connect and Re-Engage at Dartmoor Zoo

If you’re looking to re-engage your team and build genuine connections in an extraordinary setting, Dartmoor Zoo is ready to welcome you. The unique blend of natural beauty, engaging activities, and thrilling proximity to wildlife serve as the perfect catalyst for building stronger, more cohesive teams. 

To find out more about the team building opportunities available and to book your next event, please visit our team building page and get in touch with our corporate events team. Rediscover the joy of working together and create memories that will energise your team for years to come!

Great organisations are always looking for opportunities to support employee engagement, as well as supporting their local community. But finding innovative ways to support both is unusual. 

Well, team building events at Dartmoor Zoo offer a unique opportunity for businesses to do just that! And we’ve been supporting businesses to support team cohesion whilst they’ve been supporting us and the work we do, too. 

Here’s how. 

Engaging Activities That Make a Real Impact

When you choose Dartmoor Zoo for your team building day, you’re investing in a shared experience for your people that will turn strangers into colleagues, and colleagues into friends! No stuffy conference space or meeting room, and not a PowerPoint in sight. Just a group of people getting to work and solving problems together, all whilst supporting the great work our zookeepers are doing for our resident animals. 

Just some of our team building activities include: 

Getting in Touch with Nature: This isn’t just about enjoying the great outdoors; it’s about solving problems together. Our planting activities require teamwork and creativity, allowing your team to connect with nature and each other, fostering a sense of accomplishment and shared purpose – all whilst supporting the landscaping efforts of our teams. 

Let’s Talk Fences: Communication is key, and what better way to break down barriers than by building and renovating fences together? This hands-on activity is perfect for opening up dialogue and encouraging collaborative problem-solving, all while contributing to the safety and wellbeing of our zoo residents. A fantastic team building activity that also provides a long-lasting benefit for the zoo. 

Caged In: Join forces with our maintenance team and get involved in vital enclosure repairs and renovations. This activity gives your team a chance to work closely on important projects and highlights the impact of collective effort in maintaining a safe environment for our animals.

Team Building with BITE: Ready for a challenge? This activity will test your team’s ability to work under pressure while handling tasks that are critical to our daily operations. It’s exciting, it’s different, and it’s a surefire way to bring your team together – all whilst supporting the fantastic work our zookeepers get up to each day!

Animal Enrichment Making: From crafting hammocks to constructing feeders for birds, these activities allow your team to contribute directly to the health and happiness of our animals. It’s a wonderful way to engage creatively and see the immediate benefits of your teamwork and ensure the happiness and engagement of our resident animals, too!

Meet the Tiger: Imagine the thrill of meeting one of our magnificent tigers up close with up to ten of your colleagues. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that educates and inspires awe and respect for nature’s marvels.

Connect and Re-engage with Dartmoor Zoo

If you’re keen to re-engage your people and forge genuine connections, look no further than a team building event at Dartmoor Zoo. Our events team can’t wait to speak to you and start planning a wild day out for your team! Learn more and download our team building brochure here

In any organisation, keeping your team happy, engaged, and working well together is key to cohesion and success. More and more companies are on the lookout for fresh, fun ways to bring their employees closer, and that’s where team building comes in. Dartmoor Zoo, just a stone’s throw from Plymouth, is the perfect spot for an unforgettable team-building day that’s as fun as it is beneficial.

Discover the Perfect Spot for Team Bonding

Nestled in a sprawling 33-acre woodland, Dartmoor Zoo offers a breathtaking escape from the usual office scene. It’s the kind of place where you can shake off the formalities, have a good laugh, and see your colleagues in a new light. What better place to forge stronger bonds than in the great outdoors, surrounded by the fascinating world of wildlife?

Activities for Everyone

At Dartmoor Zoo, we’ve created a whole host of activities that cater to different interests and group sizes. Whether it’s stepping into the boots of a zookeeper for the day mending fences and securing enclosures, creating new engaging feeding devices for the animals in their enclosures, or enjoying an unforgettable meeting with one of our big cats, we make sure there’s something for everyone. These aren’t just fun and games; they’re crafted to get everyone talking, thinking, and working together. Tackling challenges like the ‘Animal Moves’ lets your team get creative and solve problems together, which is great for sparking that team spirit.

We’ve Got Room for All

No matter if your team is big or small, we’ve got you covered. Dartmoor Zoo handles groups from 12-100, so whether you’re bringing a tight-knit crew or a whole department, we can set up the perfect space for your activities. With plenty of room both indoors and out, you can plan your visit any time of the year, rain or shine.

Learn While You Bond

Our team-building days are packed with learning opportunities. It’s not just about meeting our animals; it’s about understanding them. We dive into topics like conservation and biodiversity, which adds a meaningful layer to your day. It’s a chance for your team to grow their knowledge while they grow closer together.

Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers!

Thinking about making Dartmoor Zoo your next team-building destination? Check out the FAQ section on our team building page. It’s filled with all the info you need on booking, what you can do, and more. It’s a great first step to planning a day that’s tailored just for your team.


For a team-building day that ticks all the boxes—fun, educational, and truly memorable—Dartmoor Zoo is the place to be. We’re here to make sure your team has a fantastic time and takes away valuable lessons and stronger connections. Ready for a team day out that’s a little wild and a lot of fun? Dartmoor Zoo is just the ticket!

So why not give your team a day to remember? Dartmoor Zoo is more than just a zoo; it’s a place where work meets play in the best possible way. Come join us and take your team’s dynamics to a whole new level!

More than half of us are now working away from a central place of work at least some of the time. As remote work has become more of the norm, businesses are rediscovering the power of bringing teams together in person. Face-to-face interactions are so important for fostering deep connections, enhancing engagement, and honing shared problem-solving skills. And what better way to strengthen these bonds than through innovative team building events?

Why Choose Dartmoor Zoo for Your Next Team Building Adventure?

Dartmoor Zoo presents a unique escape from the typical corporate meeting environment. Spread over 33 acres of stunning parkland and home to an incredible array of wildlife, Dartmoor Zoo offers a unique and refreshing backdrop for corporate events. Forget the dreary conference rooms and PowerPoint presentations; here, your team will engage in exciting activities amidst the beauty of nature and the fascination of wild animals. It’s about stepping outside the office and into a space where creativity and collaboration can truly flourish.

Engaging Activities That Bring Teams Together

Dartmoor Zoo has crafted a series of engaging and thought-provoking activities designed to enhance teamwork and communication while also contributing positively to the zoo and its residents. Here’s what your team can experience:

Getting in Touch with Nature: Dive into a gardening project that’s all about problem-solving and collaboration. Your team will work together to plant and cultivate, learning the importance of planning and teamwork in achieving a common goal.

Let’s Talk Fences: Tackling fence construction or renovation isn’t just about physical activity; it’s a metaphor for breaking down barriers in communication. As your team builds or refurbishes fences, they’ll also rebuild and strengthen their ability to communicate effectively.

Caged In: Join our maintenance team in repairing and renovating animal enclosures. This hands-on activity requires close cooperation and attention to detail, reinforcing the importance of every team member’s contributions.

Team Building with BITE: Engage in more challenging tasks where the stakes are high and the rewards are memorable. These activities are designed to push your team’s limits and encourage them to think creatively.

Animal Enrichment Making: Get creative by constructing items like hammocks for our primates or feeders for birds. This activity not only aids in animal care but also sparks innovation within your team as they work together to create useful, enriching products for our zoo inhabitants.

Meet the Tiger: Imagine the thrill and awe of meeting one of nature’s most majestic creatures up close. Up to ten colleagues can join in this incredible encounter, fostering a shared experience that will be talked about long after you return to the office.

Re-engage and Connect at Dartmoor Zoo

If you’re looking to re-engage your team and forge lasting connections, Dartmoor Zoo is the place to be. Our corporate events team is ready to help you plan an unforgettable experience that your colleagues will cherish. It’s about more than just a day away from the office; it’s about creating memories that build a stronger, more cohesive team. Get in touch with us today and see how your team can grow, connect, and thrive in the wild setting of Dartmoor Zoo.

Working from home has its perks, but nothing beats getting the whole team together in person, right? Team building events are key to keeping that team spirit alive and kicking. But let’s face it, traditional team building can be a bit dull. If you’re after something truly memorable, something that’ll have your team talking for ages, Dartmoor Zoo is just the place.

Why Dartmoor Zoo for Your Teambuilding Event?

Come Face-to-Face with Incredible Wildlife

Ever thought you’d start your day by meeting a tiger? At Dartmoor Zoo, that’s just the beginning. Getting up close with our amazing animals isn’t just thrilling; it’s a unique way to bring your team together. These are the moments that turn a day out into a story to share.

Make a Real Difference

At Dartmoor Zoo, your team building goes beyond the norm. Here, you’ll dive into meaningful projects like fixing up habitats, building fun and functional feeders, or helping out with our landscaping. It’s hands-on work that not only benefits our zoo but makes your team feel united and accomplished.

Enjoy Our Beautiful Parkland

Step out of the office and breathe in some fresh air across our 33 acres of stunning landscapes. It’s the perfect backdrop for fresh ideas and new connections, away from the buzz of office life.

Tailored Just for You

We know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why our team building events are custom-created to fit your team’s needs and vibes. Whether you’re a tech startup or a local business, we’ll make sure your day is just right.

Delicious Eats at Our Jaguar Restaurant

What’s a day out without great food? Whether you’re after a laid-back buffet or something a bit more formal, our Jaguar Restaurant has got you covered. It’s the perfect way to wind down after a day of adventures. Plan great food into your day with our events team!

Feel Like a Zookeeper for a Day

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a zookeeper? Well, now’s your chance! Your team can step into the boots of our zookeepers and get a real taste of what caring for wildlife is all about. It’s fun, it’s different, and it’s a great learning experience.

Ready to Plan Your Team Building Adventure?

We can’t wait to help you plan epic team building activities in Devon. Get in touch with our events team today, and let’s make some magic happen. Trust us, it’ll be a day your team will never forget!

Are you looking for a unique, fun-filled family animal adventure in Devon? Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo, a hidden gem in Devon, England’s heart. With a diverse range of animals, engaging activities, and a friendly atmosphere, Dartmoor Zoo offers an unforgettable experience for all ages.

A Zoo with a Difference

Dartmoor Zoo is not your typical zoo. It’s a place where wildlife conservation meets family fun. The zoo is home to a variety of animals from around the globe, including an Amur tiger, African lion, wolves, and meerkats, to name a few. But what sets Dartmoor Zoo apart is its commitment to education and conservation. The zoo’s dedicated team works tirelessly to ensure the animals’ well-being and to educate visitors about the importance of wildlife conservation.

Unforgettable Experiences

One of the highlights of Dartmoor Zoo is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals. The zoo offers a range of experiences, including animal encounters and keeper-for-a-day experiences. These experiences not only create lasting memories but also foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the animal kingdom.

Rave Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it. Dartmoor Zoo has received glowing reviews from visitors on both Google and TripAdvisor. One visitor described their experience as “absolutely fantastic,” praising the knowledgeable staff and the variety of animals. Another visitor highlighted the zoo’s focus on conservation, stating, “The zoo is clearly very focused on conservation and education, which is great to see.”

On TripAdvisor, Dartmoor Zoo has also received high praise. A recent visitor shared, “We had a fantastic day out at Dartmoor Zoo. The staff were friendly and informative, and the animals were amazing. The kids loved the meerkat experience.” Another visitor commented, “A great day out for the family. The animals are well cared for, and the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.”

A Day Out for the Whole Family

Dartmoor Zoo is more than just a zoo. It’s a place for families to connect, learn, and have fun. The zoo offers a variety of activities for children, including a play area and interactive talks. Plus, with a café serving delicious food and a gift shop filled with unique souvenirs, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Join the Adventure

So why wait? Discover the magic of Dartmoor Zoo for yourself. Whether you’re an animal lover, a budding conservationist, or simply looking for a fun day out with the family, Dartmoor Zoo promises a family animal adventure in Devon you won’t forget.

Remember, by visiting Dartmoor Zoo, you’re not only creating unforgettable family memories, but you’re also contributing to vital conservation work. It’s a win-win!

Plan your visit today and join the Dartmoor Zoo family. Adventure awaits!


Every love story is inherently unique, so why not reflect that on your wedding day and elevate your big day? There are many unique wedding experiences on offer at Dartmoor Zoo. Envision a setting where romance seamlessly intertwines with adventure. At Dartmoor Zoo exotic creatures and breathtaking landscapes converge to create an unforgettable celebration. Nestled within the picturesque Devon landscape, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wedding experience that stands far above the ordinary.

Discovering the Distinctive Allure of Zoo Weddings

Distinctive in nature, zoo weddings blend the innate charm of the wild with the joyous spirit of celebration. Dartmoor Zoo presents features that set it apart from conventional venues. Picture the exchange of vows within the historic Goodamoor House, enveloped by original wooden flooring and a crackling fireplace. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the modern elegance of the Jaguar Suite. This is a space that leaves a lasting impression for intimate receptions. For larger gatherings, the Jaguar Restaurant morphs, while the heart of the zoo becomes a grand summer wonderland. Each locale radiates its own allure, ensuring your wedding remains uniquely unforgettable.

Nature’s Embrace: The Zoo’s Enchanting Ambiance

What truly sets Dartmoor Zoo apart is its relationship with the natural environment, adding an extra layer to your celebration. The surrounding splendour of lush landscapes and captivating animal habitats seamlessly intertwines with your wedding narrative. Ceremonies conducted amidst the enclosures imbue your day with wonder and awe, forging indelible memories for both you and your cherished guests.

Real Stories, Real Magic

The couples who have chosen Dartmoor Zoo as their unique wedding venue have stories as diverse as the animals themselves. From intimate ceremonies to grand celebrations amidst exotic enclosures, each love story interweaves with the zoo’s inherent charm. Their experiences are a testament to Dartmoor Zoo’s ability to transform weddings into captivating odysseys, where the memories forged are as distinct as the couples themselves.

Crafting Your Dream Wedding: The Power of Customization

Dartmoor Zoo acknowledges that your wedding should be a mirror of your dreams and love story. Offering a spectrum of customizable options, you can meticulously curate an event that aligns seamlessly with your vision. Regardless of whether your plan entails an intimate union or a grand celebration, Dartmoor Zoo’s versatile spaces are canvases primed to bring your dreams to fruition. From delectable buffet spreads to elegant sit-down repasts, their diverse catering packages guarantee your guests to embark on a culinary journey as unforgettable as your love.

Unforgettable Moments Amidst Nature’s Splendor

Beyond the scenic vistas, Dartmoor Zoo presents unique moments that soar beyond the ordinary. Envision your loved ones mingling with meerkats, forging close encounters with a majestic tiger, or being spellbound by a mesmerizing falconry display. These unparalleled interactions not only inhabit your wedding day but serve as cherished memories that paint a vibrant tapestry of awe and elation.

Embrace the Extraordinary: Your Journey Begins

Your wedding day is an exquisite canvas upon which the extraordinary can unfold, and Dartmoor Zoo stands poised to manifest that vision into reality. With its distinctive offerings and an ambience that captivates, every aspect will be meticulously crafted to ensure your love story radiates resplendently. If you seek a wedding experience that mirrors the uniqueness of your journey, Dartmoor Zoo extends an invitation to embark on an adventure that will leave your heart aglow with untamed joy.

Ready to begin this remarkable journey? Contact us today to plan your exceptional zoo wedding experience at Dartmoor Zoo. An unforgettable adventure awaits.

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Preserving Your Unforgettable Day: Capturing the Magic of Zoo Weddings

Your wedding day is a tapestry of emotions, love, and unforgettable moments. At Dartmoor Zoo, we understand the significance of these moments and offer you a canvas of stunning backdrops, including our captivating animal residents, to make your wedding photography genuinely extraordinary.

Read more in our Wedding Suppliers Portfolio to find local photographers who can make your vision a reality. All photographers included have generously agreed to a charitable donation upon booking, so ‘Say I Do at Dartmoor Zoo’ and do good, all whilst creating the wedding of your dreams!

A Photo Like No Other: Animal Experiences for Unique Wedding Photos

“Why not seize the opportunity and book an animal experience after the ceremony for a wedding photo like no other!” Imagine a photo where you and your partner are feeding charismatic meerkats, sharing an intimate moment that embodies the uniqueness of your journey. These animal experiences create memorable photos and add unparalleled charm to your wedding album.

Tips for Photographers: Capturing Natural Beauty and Animal Interactions

Capturing the essence of a zoo wedding requires a unique approach. Here are some tips for photographers to make the most of this enchanting setting:

  • Embrace Natural Light: Dartmoor Zoo’s lush surroundings provide ample natural light. Use it to enhance the vibrancy of your photographs.
  • Animal Interactions: Coordinate with the couple and the zookeepers to capture candid moments of animal interactions. These shots reflect the awe and wonder of the day.
  • Blend with Nature: Utilize the zoo’s stunning landscapes to create compositions that showcase the harmony between love and nature.
  • Capture Emotions: Focus on candid shots that capture the emotions of the couple, their families, and friends. These genuine moments tell a story.

Capturing Memories, Crafting Stories: The Power of Photography

The art of photography transcends time, preserving memories that weave the fabric of our lives. At Dartmoor Zoo, we offer a canvas where love, nature, and animal encounters converge to create an unforgettable wedding day. With our animal experiences, expert photographers, and enchanting backdrops, your wedding album will be a testament to the beauty of your love story.

Experience the Magic of Zoo Wedding Photography

Wildlife Inspired Wedding at Dartmoor Zoo: Where Love Meets Wildlife

Why book a wildlife-inspired wedding? Your wedding day is more than an event; it’s a celebration of love, a symbol of your commitment, and the start of a remarkable journey. Now, picture this special day amidst the mesmerising presence of exotic animals. At Dartmoor Zoo, we invite you to step into a world where your wedding becomes an unforgettable adventure enriched by the magic of animal encounters that create cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Connecting Love and Nature: Animal-Inspired Weddings

Imagine the mesmerising symphony of nature accompanying your vows, the soft rustle of leaves harmonising with the joyful calls of exotic birds. Our animal-inspired weddings at Dartmoor Zoo are beyond ordinary ceremonies; they are captivating experiences that transform your union into an unforgettable moment shared with remarkable creatures.

Crafting Your Dream Day: Wildlife-Inclusive Wedding Packages

Your dream of an exceptional wedding experience is within reach. Our wildlife-inclusive wedding package offers a canvas for personalisation, allowing you to curate animal encounters that resonate with your journey. Walk hand in hand as butterflies dance around you, or share a moment of awe with our majestic tiger. These encounters create a tapestry of unforgettable memories.

Real Stories, Real Magic: Love United with Wildlife

Real couples have embarked on this extraordinary journey. One pair exchanged vows near the lion enclosure, forging a profound connection with the wild that forever shapes their love story. Another couple shared their first dance amidst the enchanting flutter of butterflies, adding an ethereal touch to their celebration. These aren’t just stories; they are testaments to Dartmoor Zoo’s unparalleled experiences.

Encounters with the Wild: Making Memories That Last

Feed our Meerkats

Our charismatic meerkats love their photos taken, especially when you’re feeding them. Get close and personal with them. This is the perfect opportunity to learn and feed them, creating an intimate connection with these adorable creatures.

Meet the Tiger

Meet one of our keepers and get up close and personal with our majestic tiger. This behind-the-scenes access will be an unforgettable experience. This couple’s experience allows you to connect with these magnificent animals more deeply.

Falconry Display

Meet Mr Buncle’s array of fantastic birds with a flying display for all your guests. You’ll even get to hold a bird of prey, adding an exciting and interactive element to your wedding day.

Embrace the Unforgettable: Begin Your Journey with Animal Encounters

Your wedding day marks the prologue to a remarkable journey. Why not make it unforgettable by infusing it with animal encounters at Dartmoor Zoo? Whether it’s the roar of a lion, the gentle presence of meerkats, or the majestic tiger, our animals become a part of your love story, crafting a unique wedding day that transcends the ordinary.

Experience Animal-Inspired Weddings

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Discover the Magic of Zoo Weddings at Dartmoor Zoo

When crafting a truly distinctive and unforgettable wedding experience, few venues can match the enchantment and allure of zoo weddings in Dartmoor. Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Devon, Dartmoor Zoo offers a wedding destination that’s nothing short of magical. Step into a world where love, nature, and wildlife converge, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Unveiling the Unique Offerings of Dartmoor Zoo

The Perfect Fusion of Nature and Love

Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by the lush greenery, the symphony of exotic birds, and the roar of the majestic animals. Dartmoor Zoo provides a setting that seamlessly blends the romantic charm of a natural landscape with the excitement of an animal sanctuary. It’s not just a wedding; it’s an adventure of love and exploration.

A Venue with a Heart for Conservation

Dartmoor Zoo isn’t just a wedding venue in Devon; it’s a sanctuary committed to preserving and protecting endangered species. By choosing Dartmoor Zoo for your wedding, you contribute to the noble cause of animal conservation, making your celebration memorable and meaningful.

Your Love Story, Our Expertise

Our dedicated events team is here to transform your vision into reality. From the first consultation to your big day, our coordinators work tirelessly to exceed your expectations. Your love story is unique, and we’re here to ensure that every detail aligns with your dreams.

The Benefits of Choosing a Zoo Setting for Your Wedding

A Distinctive Experience

Zoo weddings offer a distinctive experience that sets your celebration apart. The combination of natural beauty, exotic animals, and the zoo’s enchanting atmosphere creates an ambience that’s simply unmatched.

Memorable Photo Opportunities

Where else can you capture moments surrounded by cheetahs, otters and meerkats? The zoo’s breathtaking scenery provides a backdrop that will leave your wedding album brimming with awe-inspiring and one-of-a-kind photographs.

An Adventure for Guests

From exploring the animal enclosures to enjoying guided tours, your guests will embark on an unforgettable journey. It’s not just a wedding; it’s an opportunity for your loved ones to make memories they’ll treasure forever.

Real Love Stories: Couples’ Experiences at Dartmoor Zoo

Sarah and Mark’s Unforgettable Celebration

“Our wedding at Dartmoor Zoo was like a dream come true. We exchanged vows in the presence of our favourite animals, and our guests were charmed by the magical atmosphere. It was an unforgettable day that perfectly reflected our love for each other and our shared passion for wildlife.”

Emily and James: A Journey of Love and Adventure

“We wanted a wedding that was as unique as our love story. Dartmoor Zoo gave us that and more. Every moment was filled with magic, from the breathtaking ceremony amidst nature to the roaring lion’s toast. Our wedding was not just an event; it was an experience.”

Convenience and Allure: The Perfect Blend

A Full-Day Experience

At Dartmoor Zoo, your wedding is just the beginning. With zoo admission included, guests can enjoy an entire day of exploration, animal encounters, and fun, creating memories extending far beyond the wedding ceremony.

Customisable Packages

We understand that every love story is unique. That’s why we offer a range of bespoke packages to suit your preferences, ensuring that your special day reflects your individuality.

Answering Your Questions: A Stress-Free Experience

Is Accommodation Available?

While Dartmoor Zoo doesn’t offer accommodation, lodging options are nearby, ensuring your guests have a comfortable stay.

How about Parking?

Ample parking spaces are available, making it convenient for your guests to join in the celebration.

Your Unforgettable Adventure Awaits

Embark on an adventure of love and nature at Dartmoor Zoo – Devon’s ultimate unique wedding destination. Discover our Weddings page for more details about how we can make your dream wedding a reality. For an in-depth look at what awaits you, explore our comprehensive Wedding Brochure.

At Dartmoor Zoo, love stories come alive amidst the wonders of the animal kingdom. Choose a wedding venue that’s not just unique; it’s a celebration of love, conservation, and unforgettable moments.

Dive into the World of Unique Wedding Themes

Imagine a wedding where love is intertwined with the wonders of the animal kingdom, and your celebration is set against the backdrop of Dartmoor Zoo’s natural beauty. From the moment you step into this venue, the allure of unique wedding themes transports you into enchantment and creativity.

Unleash Your Creativity with Themed Decor

Captivating Centerpieces:

Infuse the spirit of the wild into your tablescapes with centrepieces featuring intricately crafted animal sculptures. Cheetahs, meerkats, and exotic birds become your companions, sparking conversations and adding a touch of wilderness to your reception.

Wildflower Elegance:

Embrace the zoo’s flora by incorporating vibrant blooms native to the surroundings. Imagine bouquets adorned with exotic flowers, paying homage to the zoo’s diverse flora and mirroring the colours of the animal kingdom.

Untamed Table Settings:

Elevate your dining experience with animal-print tablecloths, adding elegance to your reception. Accompany them with animal-themed place cards that guide your guests to their seats with a touch of adventure.

Attire that Celebrates Nature’s Beauty

Whimsical Animal Accents:

Consider incorporating subtle animal motifs into your attire for a touch of playfulness. A groom’s tie adorned with discreet animal prints or a bride’s hairpiece featuring delicate animal-inspired designs – these details are a nod to the creatures that inspire us.

Natural Hues and Patterns:

Embrace the palette of the animal kingdom with earthy tones, safari-inspired shades, and even zebra or tiger patterns. Your bridal party’s attire can echo the wild while celebrating your love story.

Animal-Inspired Accessories:

Elevate your look with accessories that capture the essence of the wild. Animal-shaped jewellery, feathered hairpieces, or even a bouquet garnished with feathers – these accents tell a story of untamed love.

Tokens of the Wild: Animal-Inspired Favours

Charming Keepsakes:

Delight your guests with animal-themed favours that transport them back to the enchanting world of the zoo. From wildlife-shaped keychains to personalised animal cookies, these tokens are not just gifts; they’re a memory of your unique celebration.

Seeds of Conservation:

Offer seed packets of native plants as favours, symbolising growth and unity. Guests can plant these seeds and watch love bloom, aligning with Dartmoor Zoo’s commitment to animal conservation and the environment.

Real Wedding Stories: Where Love and the Animal Kingdom Converge

Samantha and Alex’s Safari Adventure:

Samantha and Alex exchanged vows amidst tables adorned with wildlife sculptures, sharing their first dance under the twinkling lights of animal-shaped lanterns. Their wedding was a tribute to their love for animals and the enchantment of the zoo.

Oliver and Mia’s Enchanted Zoo Affair:

Oliver and Mia’s special day featured animal-print decor, where guests mingled amidst the ambience of the wild. A cake crowned with lifelike animal figures captured the essence of their journey, proving that love is a wild and wonderful adventure.

Creating Lasting Memories: Animals in Your Love Story

Incorporating animals into your wedding journey is about more than aesthetics; crafting experiences that resonate with your love story. Picture your guests mingling with real animals, laughter blending with the calls of the wild, and dancing beneath the stars with the creatures who share your special day.

Frequently Asked Questions: Unveiling Your Dream Animal-Themed Wedding

Is there accommodation on-site?

While Dartmoor Zoo doesn’t offer accommodation, nearby options like Welbeck Manor provide lodging for your guests.

Where can we park our cars?

With ample parking spaces, your guests will find convenience in both blue-badge accessible parking at the top of the drive and a large car park at the bottom.

Transforming Dreams into Reality: Start Your Journey Today

Dartmoor Zoo stands ready to guide your journey as you dive into the endless possibilities of unique wedding themes. Explore our Weddings page for an immersive look into the world of wild elegance. For an in-depth exploration, take advantage of our Wedding Brochure.

Your wedding journey at Dartmoor Zoo isn’t just about a celebration – it’s about crafting an immersive experience where the love between you and your partner converges with the untamed beauty of the animal kingdom. Choose Dartmoor Zoo and let your love story roar to life amidst the captivating wonders of nature.


A Journey into Wild Romance: Real Stories from Our Zoo Weddings

What makes great Zoo Wedding Experiences? At Dartmoor Zoo, we are committed to crafting exceptional weddings beyond providing a picturesque backdrop. We take pride in creating memories that last a lifetime. Don’t just take our word for it – hear from real couples who embarked on their wild and romantic journey with us.

Our Couples Zoo Wedding Experiences

Embracing Nature’s Embrace: Jane and Mark’s Unforgettable Day

“From the moment we stepped into Dartmoor Zoo, we knew this was the place where our love story would unfold. The lush greenery and the distant calls of animals were like stepping into a fairy tale. Our ceremony in the Goodamoor House Ceremony Room was intimate and heartfelt. The double doors opened, revealing the breathtaking view of the rolling hills. Our guests enjoyed post-ceremony drinks on the vibrant lawn, creating a sense of togetherness that still warms our hearts.”

Highlight: The mesmerising view through the double doors makes their “I do” moment even more magical.

A Majestic Roar of Love: Sarah and Michael’s Safari-Inspired Affair

“Our wedding at Dartmoor Zoo was nothing short of an adventure. Choosing the Jaguar Restaurant for our reception gave us a sense of grandeur and intimacy. The cream drapes and twinkly lights transformed the space into a romantic wonderland. As the sun set, our African paddock view created an unparalleled atmosphere. And to top it off, our guests danced the night away in celebration. It truly felt like we were on a safari of love!”

Highlight: The enchanting safari-like ambience during their reception made guests feel like they were on a romantic adventure.

Love Amongst the Wildlife: Emily and Alex’s Marquee Magic

“The marquee reception at Dartmoor Zoo added a wild twist to our wedding. Surrounded by lush greenery and the curious eyes of animals, our celebration felt like a harmonious blend of love and nature. Our guests raved about the unique setting and the close-up encounters with the animal residents. The falconry display was an unexpected delight, making our day truly unforgettable.”

Highlight The animal-inspired marquee setting and the captivating falconry display wowed their guests.

Capturing Moments: Samantha and David’s Animal-Inclusive Experience

“Our wedding wasn’t just a celebration of love – it was a celebration of life. After the ceremony, we indulged in animal experiences that added a touch of magic to our wedding album. Feeding the meerkats was an adorable highlight, and our behind-the-scenes encounter with the tiger made us feel like royalty. Dartmoor Zoo’s commitment to creating these unique moments made our day extraordinary.”

Highlight The intimate animal encounters that created whimsical moments captured forever in their wedding photos.

Cherished Memories and Lasting Impressions

From intimate ceremonies to grand receptions, Dartmoor Zoo has etched its mark on the hearts of countless couples. Our commitment to weaving nature, love, and adventure into your wedding journey ensures that your experience is as unique as your love story.

Planning Your Own Unique Wedding at Dartmoor Zoo: Begin your journey into wild romance by downloading our wedding brochure. Join the ranks of couples who have woven their love stories into the fabric of Dartmoor Zoo’s natural beauty and enchanting animal encounters.

Plan Your Wild Wedding and Become a Part of Our Heartwarming Tales.


Where Love Meets Conservation: Crafting Your Eco-Friendly Wedding

Imagine exchanging vows surrounded by the beauty of nature and the charm of endangered species. Welcome to Dartmoor Zoo – the destination where love blossoms alongside our commitment to conservation. Get ready to embark on a journey of an eco-friendly zoo wedding that beautifully intertwines your special day with the sustainability of our planet.

A Venue Beyond Compare: Love and Conservation Collide for Eco-Friendly Weddings

A Love Story with a Green Twist

Selecting Dartmoor Zoo as your unique wedding venue isn’t merely about celebrating love – it’s a declaration of your shared values and commitment to the environment. Our devotion to animal conservation extends to our eco-friendly initiatives, ensuring that your wedding day embodies romance and responsibility.

Sustainably Chic: From Vision to Reality

From the food you savour to the decor that enchants, Dartmoor Zoo offers a palette of sustainable options for your big day. Our meticulous attention to detail translates into locally-sourced, organic menus and eco-conscious decorations. These choices make your wedding a unique experience and echo your dedication to a greener world.

Green Elegance: Crafting an Eco-Friendly Atmosphere

Eco-Chic Decor: Where Aesthetics Embrace Ethics

Envision a ceremony adorned with local, seasonal flowers and eco-friendly decor that dazzles without compromising the planet. Our experts collaborate with you to curate an eco-chic ambience that mirrors the splendour of nature, creating an exquisite backdrop that perfectly frames your love story. Read more in our Wedding Suppliers Portfolio to find local businesses who can make your vision a reality. All suppliers have generously agreed to a charitable donation upon booking, so ‘Say I Do at Dartmoor Zoo’ and do good, all whilst creating the wedding of your dreams!

Attire with Integrity: Dresses, Suits, and Statements

Elevate your wedding attire with garments that carry a narrative of sustainability and ethical craftsmanship. Whether it’s a vintage gown with history or attire made from eco-friendly fabrics, each piece becomes a statement of style and substance that follows your theme.

Real Love, Real Impact: Couples Who Chose Green

Emma and Liam: Where Romance Meets Responsibility

“Stepping into our eco-friendly wedding at Dartmoor Zoo was surreal. With the breathtaking scenery and sustainable touches, it wasn’t just our love we celebrated; it was our shared commitment to a healthier planet. The day reflected us – wild, beautiful, and environmentally conscious.”

Lucy and Ben: Love for Each Other, Love for Earth

“As advocates for sustainability, Dartmoor Zoo was a dream come true. The locally-sourced cuisine, eco-friendly decor, and every choice aligned with our values. Our guests were moved, and our hearts were full knowing that our celebration didn’t just mark our love but also supported a worthy cause.”

Celebrate Love, Leave an Impact

Beyond the Big Day: Eco-Friendly Weddings A Legacy of Love

Eco-friendly weddings at Dartmoor Zoo aren’t a moment; it’s a movement. You become part of the conservation journey by choosing us, contributing to animal preservation and a greener future. Your love story extends beyond the ceremony, resonating with meaning and purpose.

Memorable Moments, Mindful Choices

Your wedding day is more than an event – a collection of memories woven with intention. Each photograph, every laugh, and heartfelt moments become lasting reminders of your conscious decision to celebrate love while honouring the planet.

Crafting Eco-Friendly Weddings with Dartmoor Zoo

Discover the harmonious blend of love and conservation at Dartmoor Zoo by exploring our Wedding options. Contact us now and create a wedding that doesn’t just mark the start of your journey together but also plants seeds of change, fostering a legacy of love for each other and our Earth.

Unveiling the Enchantment: Crafting Your Dream Zoo Wedding

Where do you start when Planning Your Zoo Wedding? The journey to your dream wedding at Dartmoor Zoo is a meticulous process that weaves together nature, love, and meticulous planning. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring your big day is nothing short of magical.

Venue Selection: Where Dreams Come True

Your choice of venue sets the stage for your love story. At Dartmoor Zoo, you have four enchanting options:

Goodamoor House Ceremony Room:

Intimate and traditional, with original wooden flooring and a fireplace, this room accommodates up to 50 seated guests. The double doors offer stunning views of the rolling hills of Dartmoor and the vibrant lawn, providing a perfect setting for post-ceremony drinks.

Jaguar Restaurant Reception:

Light and spacious, the restaurant transforms into a captivating venue for up to 120 seated guests. Cream drapes and twinkly lights, paired with personal decorations, allow the space to reflect your unique style while enjoying panoramic views of Dartmoor and our African paddock.

Marquees Reception:

Exclusively for summer weddings, our marquees house up to 120 guests amidst lush greenery and enclosures housing our most exciting animal residents. Nature becomes an integral part of your celebration, creating an atmosphere unlike any other.

Jaguar Suite Reception:

Modern and sleek, our newly refurbished Jaguar Suite is an absolutely gorgeous venue to hold your wedding reception.
With astonishing views and a blank canvas to create the perfect vibe for your special day, we highly recommend viewing this space!

Catering: A Feast to Remember

Dartmoor Zoo’s flexible catering packages cater to every palate and preference. From buffets to barbecues, and sit-down three-course meals, our culinary offerings are tailored to your desires. Our chefs ensure that dietary needs, including vegan, gluten-free, and allergies, are expertly addressed.

Animal Experiences: A Unique Touch

Elevate your celebration with unforgettable animal experiences, adding a touch of wild elegance to your special day. Feed our charismatic meerkats, meet majestic tigers, and witness captivating falconry displays. These interactions create memorable moments for you, your partner, and your guests.

Logistics and Coordination: Crafting Perfection

From the first consultation to the final farewell, our dedicated events team is here to exceed your expectations. Our meticulous coordination ensures seamless logistics and personalised touches, allowing you to immerse yourself in the joy of your wedding day fully.

Frequently Asked Questions: Planning with Ease

Is Accommodation Provided on-site?

While we don’t offer on-site accommodation, check out our Staying Nearby page for lodging options for your guests.

Parking Convenience: Where Can Guests Park?

Parking arrangements are designed to cater to your guests. Blue badge holders have reserved spots, and a more extensive car park accommodates other attendees.

Decoration Time: When Can We Decorate?

We provide three hours on the night before your wedding for personal room decorations, with staff assistance and equipment provided.

Experience the Magic: Your Dream Wedding Unveiled

Crafting your dream zoo wedding is a journey of precision, passion, and personalisation. From selecting your venue and catering options to experiencing animal encounters and collaborating with our dedicated team, every element is designed to enchant your day.

Begin Your Wedding Journey 

Download Our Wedding Brochure

Your wedding day is not just an event; it’s a celebration of your love, a manifestation of your unique journey together. Imagine exchanging vows amidst the sweeping landscapes of Dartmoor, surrounded by the majestic presence of exotic animals. At Dartmoor Zoo, we invite you to embark on a journey that promises a wild and wonderful beginning to your forever.

Unveiling the Magic of Dartmoor Zoo Weddings

A Venue Beyond Imagination

Picture this: 33 acres of breathtaking woodland and a collection of enchanting, exotic animals, all part of the landscape where your love story unfolds. Dartmoor Zoo offers a setting unlike any other, where nature’s beauty merges seamlessly with our animal residents’ captivating charm.

Discover Unique Spaces for Every Vision

No two love stories are the same, and neither are our venues. Dartmoor Zoo presents a variety of enchanting spaces to match your vision.

Goodamoor House Ceremony Room: Step into history as you say ‘I do’ in the intimate Goodamoor ceremonial room. With original wooden flooring and a welcoming fireplace, this room accommodates up to 50 seated guests. The double doors can be flung open, revealing mesmerising vistas of Dartmoor’s rolling hills and a vibrant lawn – the perfect spot for post-ceremony toasts.

Jaguar Suite: Looking for the sleek and modern option? With a blank canvas to create the exact wedding of your dreams, the newly refurbished Jaguar Suite can seat up to 80 guests and provides you with breathtaking views.

Jaguar Restaurant Reception: Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of light and spaciousness. The Jaguar Restaurant transforms into a dreamlike venue adorned with cream drapes and twinkling lights. Personalise the space with your decorations as you celebrate with up to 120 seated guests during off-peak seasons. The backdrop? Breathtaking views of Dartmoor and our African paddock.

Marquees Reception: For those drawn to the allure of summer weddings, our marquees provide an idyllic setting for up to 80 guests. Set amid lush greenery and animal enclosures, you’ll be surrounded by nature’s beauty as you dance the night away.

Crafting Unforgettable Memories with Animal Encounters

Elevate your wedding day with experiences that transcend the ordinary. Imagine capturing candid moments with our captivating exotic animals – a testimony to the wild spirit of your love. From exclusive couple experiences to group encounters for your entire wedding party, Dartmoor Zoo offers a range of opportunities to create cherished memories alongside our animal residents.

A Culinary Journey Tailored to Your Desires

Your wedding feast should be as unique as your love story. Dartmoor Zoo’s flexible catering packages cater to your desires, whether you’re drawn to elegant three-course meals, delightful buffets, or even open-air barbecues. Our culinary offerings complement the enchantment of the day, ensuring your guests savour not only the magic of your love but also the flavours that accompany it.

Real Stories of Love Amidst Nature’s Splendor

At Dartmoor Zoo, we’re not just hosts but part of your love story. Hear from couples who chose our zoo as the backdrop to their unique day. Their tales resonate with laughter, joy, and the extraordinary moments only Dartmoor Zoo can provide.

“From the moment we stepped into the Goodamoor House Ceremony Room, we knew this was where we wanted to say our vows. The intimate setting, combined with the incredible views, made our day truly magical.” – Emily and James.

“Our animal encounter was the highlight of our day. Getting up close and personal with the animals was an experience we’ll cherish forever.” – Sarah and Michael.

A Commitment to Conservation

Dartmoor Zoo’s magic extends beyond the celebration, encompassing a dedication to wildlife conservation. With every celebration held within our walls, you contribute to our efforts to protect and preserve the animal kingdom. Your love story becomes part of a bigger narrative that supports the creatures who share our world.

Crafting Your Dream Wedding: Every Detail Considered

At Dartmoor Zoo, we understand that your dream wedding is as unique as your love. Our team, devoted to creating enchanting experiences, will guide you from the first consultation to the last dance. Your wedding coordinator and our events team ensure that every detail is attended to, making your journey as joyful and seamless as possible.

Embrace the Adventure: Your Wild Beginning Awaits

Are you ready to turn your dream wedding into reality? Dartmoor Zoo offers a canvas where nature’s beauty intertwines with your unique love story. Contact us today for more information, personalised quotes, or exclusive tours of our captivating venue. Let your love story begin amidst the magic of Dartmoor Zoo, where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold.


“A Wild Beginning: Your Dream Wedding at Dartmoor Zoo” unveils a world where love is celebrated amidst nature’s splendour and exotic animals’ allure. From enchanting venues to animal encounters, real love stories, and a commitment to conservation, every aspect of your wedding day becomes an experience like no other. Dartmoor Zoo invites you to embark on a journey that celebrates love, captures memories, and supports a bigger purpose.

Are you ready to start your adventure? Contact us for more details, personalised quotes, or an exclusive tour of our exceptional venue. Let Dartmoor Zoo be the stage for your love story, where every moment is a unique and unforgettable chapter.

Contact us Now to Start Building your Unique Wedding in Devon

Unveiling Nature’s Guests: Elevate Your Experience with our Animal-Inclusive Weddings

Your wedding day is more than just a ceremony; it’s a story you’re crafting, a memory you’re etching in time. Now, imagine infusing this momentous occasion with the presence of the wild – the gentle rustle of feathers, the curious gaze of a meerkat, or the regal stride of a tiger. Welcome to the world of animal-inclusive weddings at Dartmoor Zoo – where your celebration becomes an extraordinary adventure.

Nature’s Embrace: The Magic of Animal Encounters

An Unconventional Love: Discover Unique Animal Encounters

At Dartmoor Zoo, we invite you to journey beyond convention. Our wildlife-inclusive weddings introduce you to a world where nature is integral to your unique wedding day. Picture saying your vows amidst the grace of a tiger or sharing a toast with the company of meerkats. These encounters forge connections beyond the ordinary, leaving you and your guests with heartwarming memories.

Real Tales of Love: When Couples Embrace Wildlife with Animal-Inclusive Weddings

Meet Amanda and Chris, a couple whose love for animals was as profound as their love for each other. Their wedding day wasn’t just a union of souls but a celebration of their shared admiration for the wild. Surrounded by the serenity of nature, they exchanged rings, sealed their love, and formed a lasting bond with our animal ambassadors. Amanda fondly recalls, “It was as if the animals were a part of our love story.”

Capturing Timeless Moments: Where Love and Wildlife Converge

Cherished Moments with Our Animal Ambassadors

Dartmoor Zoo offers an unparalleled gift – the chance to embrace wildlife on your wedding day. Imagine the laughter as your guests interact with our animal ambassadors during the reception. Visualise the wonder in their eyes as they engage in meaningful encounters. These moments become the fabric of your wedding narrative, crafting a tapestry of emotions that lingers long after the day is done.

An Experience Beyond Compare: Uniqueness Defined

What truly sets Dartmoor Zoo weddings apart is the unparalleled experience it offers. It’s the thrill of sharing heartfelt moments with loved ones and wildlife. It’s the joy of witnessing connections forming over shared encounters. Dartmoor Zoo’s wildlife-inclusive weddings aren’t just events but extraordinary journeys where love, nature, and celebration converge.

Your Wildlife-Inclusive Wedding Awaits

Crafting Memories That Resonate

Ready to turn your wedding day into an adventure of a lifetime? Step into the realm of Wildlife-Inclusive Weddings at Dartmoor Zoo. Here, your love story harmonises harmoniously with the animal kingdom’s wonders. Your wedding becomes a tribute to the remarkable creatures we share our planet with. Let every moment be a brushstroke of wonder, painting your wedding day with the vibrancy of the wild.

Immerse yourself in a realm where love and nature intertwine, where wedding memories are crafted in the company of animal ambassadors. Dartmoor Zoo’s wildlife-inclusive weddings promise an experience as unique as your journey. From intimate tiger encounters to playful exchanges with meerkats, your celebration will echo the harmonious melody of love and wildlife. Embark on this extraordinary journey by exploring our unique wedding venue and weaving your love story into the very fabric of the wild.

Discover the Perfect Setting for Unique Weddings in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo

Are you envisioning a wedding that goes beyond the ordinary? Look no further than Dartmoor Zoo in the heart of Devon. Our enchanting setting creates an unforgettable backdrop for couples seeking truly unique weddings in Devon. From exchanging vows amidst the rustling leaves to celebrating under the starlit skies, Dartmoor Zoo offers a journey into nature’s beauty that will forever be etched in your hearts.

A Symphony of Elegance: Ceremony and Reception Locations

Dartmoor Zoo presents an array of captivating locations for your unique wedding in Devon. The Goodamoor House Ceremony Room combines historical charm with gorgeous views, accommodating intimate gatherings. For larger celebrations, our Jaguar Restaurant, Jaguar Suite and Marquees offer the perfect canvas for a joyous union amid the untamed beauty of Dartmoor.

Real Love Stories: Unveiling Unforgettable Memories

Meet Sarah and James, a couple whose love story unfolded amidst Dartmoor Zoo’s tranquil greenery. They attest to the captivating allure of this unique venue, where their wedding felt like a cherished fairytale turned reality. At Dartmoor Zoo, we don’t just host weddings; we craft memories that resonate for a lifetime, creating an atmosphere of love and joy for couples who celebrate their unions here.

Elevating the Atmosphere: Where Love and Ambience Merge

Nature’s symphony takes centre stage at Dartmoor Zoo, where leaves whisper approval and wildlife adds blessings to your celebration. Every detail is elevated by the natural ambience, creating an immersive experience that lingers in the hearts of your guests. The gentle rustle of leaves, the distant calls of wildlife, and the serene gardens blend seamlessly with your joyous occasion, crafting an atmosphere that is truly unique.

Crafting Your Unique Tale: The Charm of Enchantment

Dartmoor Zoo is a place where love stories intertwine with the allure of nature, creating a tale as unique as the couples themselves. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony in a historical room or a vibrant reception in spacious marquees, each location carries its own brand of magic.

FAQs: What You Need to Know

Is Dartmoor Zoo a wedding venue?

Yes, Dartmoor Zoo offers enchanting settings for unique weddings in Devon. Our diverse locations cater to various wedding sizes and styles.

Can I exchange vows outdoors at Dartmoor Zoo?

Absolutely! Our picturesque gardens and lush landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor ceremonies.

Do you offer both intimate and large reception spaces?

Indeed! Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a larger celebration, our Jaguar Restaurant and Marquees can accommodate your needs.

Your Enchanted Beginning Awaits

Embrace the magic of a unique wedding in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo. Walk through lush gardens, exchange vows beneath ancient trees, and dance under the starlit sky. Discover the allure of Dartmoor Zoo’s Wedding Locations and embark on a journey where every moment is adorned with enchantment. As you plan your special day, remember that Dartmoor Zoo isn’t just a venue; it’s a gateway to a realm where love and nature coalesce, creating a chapter in your love story that will remain etched in your heart forever. For more information, explore our comprehensive Wedding Brochure.

Infusing Your Love Story with the Spirit of Nature While Creating Unique Wedding Decor 

Your wedding day at Dartmoor Zoo isn’t just an event; it’s a chance to weave your unique love story into the tapestry of nature. Join us on a captivating journey as we explore the realm of themed decor that mirrors the zoo’s conservation ethos, eco-friendliness, animal welfare, and charitable efforts and crafts an enchanting ambience for your unforgettable day. Let’s dive into a world of creativity that will make your wedding not only unique but also a statement about the world we cherish.

Conservation Wonderland: Love and Nature United

  • Invitations with a Green Heart: Start with plantable invitations that, when sown, bloom into beautiful flowers, echoing the growth of your love and supporting the environment.
  • Table Talk Cards: Elevate the conversation at each table with cards discussing conservation topics, sparking meaningful exchanges among your guests.
  • Sustainably Styled Attire: Consider attire crafted from sustainable materials, ethically sourced fabrics, or vintage treasures that align with your eco-conscious values.

Eco-Friendly Extravaganza: Where Green Meets Glamour

  • Elegantly Earthy Place Settings: Embrace the elegance of nature with place card holders made from twigs, leaves, or even potted succulents, allowing your guests to take a piece of the celebration home.
  • Farm-to-Table Feast: Treat your guests to a culinary journey of locally sourced, organic delights, crafting a menu tantalising taste buds while treading lightly on the planet.
  • Sustainable Sips: Raise a toast with signature cocktails crafted from eco-friendly spirits and adorned with edible garnishes like delicate flowers or aromatic herbs.

Animal-Inspired Adventures: A Whimsical Wonderland

  • Kids’ Animal Adventure Table: Create a hub of excitement for the little ones with an animal-themed table complete with colouring books, puzzles, and charming mini plush toys.
  • Wildlife-Inspired Place Settings: Bring enchantment to each table by using miniature animal figurines as whimsical place card holders, adding an element of playful surprise.
  • Zookeeper Chic Attire: Add an unexpected touch to your wedding attire by incorporating subtle animal patterns or motifs, such as a lion’s mane on a tie or a peacock feather in your hair.

Charity Carnival: Love with Purpose and Celebration

  • Donate & Dance: Instead of traditional wedding favours, set up a donation station, allowing guests to contribute to your chosen charity and receive a dance card as a gesture of gratitude.
  • Music That Gives Back: Curate a playlist of your favourite tunes and pledge a portion of the streaming proceeds to a charitable cause that resonates with your values.
  • Charity-Inspired Photo Booth: Establish a captivating photo booth with props representing the causes you hold dear, inspiring your guests to capture moments while making a positive impact.

Interactive Animal Activities: The Zoo Comes Alive

  • Animal Artistry: Let guests unleash their creativity at a crafting station where they can create animal masks or paint adorable animal figurines, tapping into their artistic spirits.
  • Virtual Wildlife Encounters: Embrace technology by arranging a live virtual interaction with one of the zoo’s captivating creatures, inviting your guests into the wild world of animals.
  • Wildlife Trivia: Add a touch of competition with animal-themed trivia, encouraging lively engagement among your guests and awarding exciting prizes.

Themed Treasures for Your Loved Ones

  • Adopt a Wild Friend: Gift your bridesmaids or guests with the joy of animal adoption from Dartmoor Zoo. Each adoption supports animal well-being and serves as a delightful keepsake.
  • Whimsical Wedding Favors: Delight your guests with an array of animal-themed favours available at the zoo’s gift shop, from cuddly plush toys to eco-friendly tote bags adorned with your favourite creatures.
  • Planting Seeds of Love: Share the beauty of nature with plant saplings that your guests can nurture.  These additions can symbolise the growth of your love and their commitment to a greener world.

Our Conclusions on Unique Wedding Decor at Dartmoor Zoo

In the realm of wedding planning, Dartmoor Zoo beckons you to embrace a journey that transcends the ordinary. Crafting a wedding adorned with unique decor that mirrors the spirit of nature, celebrates love, and supports meaningful causes is a testament to the world we hold dear. As you venture into the wild world of wedding decor, remember that each choice you make carries the power to leave a lasting impact – on the environment, on the memories you create, and on the future you shape.

At Dartmoor Zoo, we invite you to step beyond tradition and weave your love story into a tapestry that reflects your values, passions, and dreams. From sustainably styled attire to animal-inspired adventures, from charity-driven celebrations to interactive animal activities, every aspect of your wedding becomes a canvas for creativity and purpose. And as your journey unfolds, may the memories you create be as unique and enduring as the love that binds you.

Download our brochure today and begin the process of bringing your unique wedding decor dreams to life. Let the spirit of nature, the allure of wildlife, and the magic of conservation be your guiding stars. At Dartmoor Zoo, your wedding day becomes not just an event, but an extraordinary chapter in a larger story – one that champions love, celebrates nature, and leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who join you in this unforgettable journey. Learn more about our unique wedding venue in Devon here.

Unveil a World of Creativity and Thoughtful Themes, Infused with Eco-Friendly Touches and Heartfelt Keepsakes.


Planning family days out in Devon can be a bit of a challenge, especially when you’re trying to cater to different interests and age groups. However, the task becomes a lot easier when your destination is Dartmoor Zoo. With its diverse range of animal species, engaging activities, and educational opportunities, Dartmoor Zoo offers something for everyone. Here’s how to plan your itinerary to make the most of your visit.

Must-See Attractions

Dartmoor Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals, from big cats and primates to reptiles and birds. Plan which animals you’d like to see during your visit and discover where to find them using the zoo’s map and guides. Some must-see attractions include the African lion, the Amur tiger, and the South American tapir.

Scheduling Considerations

To avoid long queues and maximise your time, arriving early is advisable, especially during peak times such as weekends and school holidays. Check the zoo’s daily talks schedule to ensure you don’t miss out on any informative and engaging presentations about the animals.

Flexibility and Spontaneity

While having a plan is good, be prepared to be flexible. You might stumble upon an unexpected feeding session, an intriguing animal behaviour, or a captivating animal talk. Allow some free time in your schedule for these spontaneous moments.

Engaging with Zoo Staff

The zookeepers, volunteers and Discovery and Learning team at Dartmoor Zoo have a wealth of knowledge and are always happy to answer questions. Engage with them to learn more about the animals’ behaviours, diets, conservation status and how families can contribute to Dartmoor Zoo and their conservation efforts.


A day out at Dartmoor Zoo is more than a fun family outing. It’s an opportunity to learn about wildlife, engage with nature, and create lasting memories. With a bit of planning and an open mind, you can ensure that your family days out in Devon at Dartmoor Zoo are a truly unforgettable experience. Check out the Dartmoor Zoo website for more information about planning your visit.