Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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Tel01803 697500

Family in Lemur Wood
  • Family in Lemur Wood
  • Family watching Giraffes
  • Meerkat
  • Rhino
  • Family at park
  • Orangutan
  • Giraffe
  • Lizard

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With dozens of different animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds – you are in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos.
Come rain or shine, the zoo is a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, crocodiles, cheetahs, flamingos, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too...

For the lastest updates from Paignton Zoo, please take a look at their website: Zoo Updates • Paignton Zoo

PLEASE NOTE: Booking online is advised to secure best price and preferred date of visit . BOOK HERE

To refuel during the day, there are various food outlets around the zoo to grab a takeaway drink or snack, including the Island Restaurant in the heart of the zoo. Situated in the main entrance, the Living World gift shop is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys and branded souvenirs.

Paignton Zoo is a registered charity, so not only do you get a good day out, you know your money is going to a good cause, supporting education, scientific research and practical conservation around the world. Paignton Zoo supports a number of projects in the UK and overseas that aim to conserve wildlife in the wild, as well as playing a key role in breeding programmes for are and endangered species. You can also help by purchasing a membership, for entry all year round to Paignton Zoo.

Paignton Zoo is open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day).
Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year so please see the website or call Paignton Zoo on 01803 697500 to find out more.

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Guide Prices

Booking online is advised to secure best price and date of preferred visit. Please go to the Paignton Zoo website to find full information regarding current day admission prices.

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open Christmas
Open from 10am to 4:30pm, with last admission at 3:30pm (30 Oct 2023 - 22 Mar 2024)

* Paignton Zoo is open everyday, except Christmas Day, from 10am. Last admission and closing times vary throughout the year so please check the website.



  • Gift Shop
  • Website


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Eco Friendly
  • Free car parking
  • Groups Welcome
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Plastic-Free
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - We recommend around 4 to 6 hours for a zoo visit.
  • Families
  • Groups
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Contactless payment accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth
  • Themed Events

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Groups Welcome
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



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    Recent Reviews:

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      1 of 5 stars
      12th Feb 2024
      After not coming to the zoo since 2022 (after making a complaint about that visit) but saw the glo wild event advertised and thought we’d give it another go. Well big mistake! Upon entering we were... Read full review
    • Emma S
      A good zoo
      4 of 5 stars
      15th Feb 2024
      A good zoo , but a couple enclosures were empty. I understand they are currently making certains areas better . This is the first time I have been with my children, previously I had visited when I... Read full review
    • Ambassador532873
      Geordie Saves The Day!
      5 of 5 stars
      27th Feb 2024
      Thanks very much to the Geordie working in the restaurant who put together a sausage sandwich for my son who was struggling to find something for lunch as he has multiple allergies. I don't normally... Read full review


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