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Paignton Zoo, Whitley Room

Location pin

Totnes Rd, Paignton, UK, TQ4 7EU - 

  • Users

    Up to
    120 guests

  • Table with chairs

    Offers
    catering

  • Delivery truck

    Internal Catering
    allowed

Elevate your business meetings and functions to new heights by choosing Paignton Zoo as your venue. We believe that innovation and collaboration thrive in settings that ignite creativity. Picture your team gathering within 80 acres of stunning botanical gardens, with over 2,000 animals. Here, your team can immerse themselves in a truly unique and unforgettable experience, setting the stage for inspired thinking and meaningful connections.

Introducing the ‘Whitley Room,’ named in honour of our founder Herbert Whitley, this serene space nestled amidst nature provides an ideal setting to inspire your business meetings and events. Accessible via the Main Entrance, it offers a tranquil yet convenient location.

Our comprehensive day delegate packages include:
- Complimentary access to the zoo
- Free on-site parking
- Exclusive room hire from 9am to 5pm
- Dedicated meeting coordinator
- Morning and afternoon tea featuring Fairtrade coffee accompanied by a selection of pastries, cakes, or cookies
- Paignton Zoo branded notebooks and pens
- Access to Wi-Fi, AV equipment, and a 110” screen

Additionally, we would be delighted to customise your experience with optional extras such as:
- Guided wellbeing walks for your team
- Group animal encounters
- Branded merchandise
- And much more

Whether you are organising an office celebration or hosting a private reception for family members, the Whitley Room can be personalised and decorated to suit your requirements.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 120

Theatre

Theatre

up to 80

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 34

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 36

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Disabled access

Disabled access

Heating

Heating

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

Conference phone

Conference phone

Projector & screen

Projector & screen

TV screen

TV screen

Flipchart

Flipchart

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Cancellation policy

50% refundable 30 days before the event

Other rules

In order to respect our animals’ welfare and your safety, the following is prohibited on site: - For safety reasons we do not allow balloons in the park. - No animals, other than fully trained Assistance Dogs, are allowed in the zoo. Please do not leave dogs unattended in your vehicles, especially on hot days. - The use of drones and other flying objects is prohibited. - Permission for commercial filming and photography outside of the Hired Space must be obtained prior to your visit.

Location

Reviews

  • Carole Mead

    April 2024

    Lovely open space to walk around and explore the animals. Indoor viewing areas help when the weather is not so dry. Great cafe with a good choice of food at reasonable prices. You can also bring your own food and picnic on the benches whilst watching the animals

  • Josh Walford

    April 2024

    We have a family pass so we can go as many times in 12 months which is amazing. The facilities for kids are great such as the soft play area that is broken down into areas for age groups. The animal enclosures are well maintained and it is clear they invest in the animals and the site as a whole.

  • gareth puzey

    March 2024

    A lovely zoo to visit on a nice day, there were four of us who went, myself and better half and two small ones (both under 3), parking was easy to find and get into with a short walk to the entrance where you’re able to view flamingos before entering, staff are warm and welcoming and seem genuinely helpful. There are a good deal of animals to see across different species along with different habitats such as an insect room and reptile house. There are opportunities to have an experience with talks and feeding sessions throughout the day for you to attend with times prominently displayed as you enter. The on site cafe and restaurant is a little expensive but not drastically pricey and the same goes for the gift shop on site as well, we came away with, I think 4, small souvenirs which totalled just above £20. The only drawbacks I experienced were some of the doors were a bit of a challenge to navigate with a double pushchair and some of the enclosures were quite far apart from each other so sensible footwear and clothing is a must. But overall a genuinely fun and engaging day out with the family

  • Jeremy Burand

    April 2024

    Pretty good zoo, staff are really welcoming lots of parking, restaurant is fine and well priced. Spent 4 hours in the zoo so it was great value.

  • Pete Lymn

    February 2024

    Very quiet on a Friday morning into early afternoon visit. With just young families and the odd members walking around it felt like we had the place to ourselves. All the animals were visible and we saw all the new arrivals since our last visit. We also had lunch in the restaurant which was quick and convenient.