Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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  • 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, 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.

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

* 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
  • Groups Welcome
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • 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
  • Free Car Parking
  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking On Site
  • Parking On-site or Valet Parking

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


  • Plastic-Free

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:

    • Richie J
      Newport, United Kingdom
      It was ok (ish)
      3 of 5 stars
      2nd June 2024
      We took our blended family down to see Paignton zoo in the hope of seeing some animals for the younger of our tribe. Whilst the zoo is doing great work with preservation and eco projects it’s... Read full review
    • cltc43
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Generally great for children
      4 of 5 stars
      3rd June 2024
      Paignton Zoo is far from a cheap day out but we found it to be generally great for children. Our 7 and 10 year old granddaughters loved the information nuggets on the notices, the ostrich, lions... Read full review
    • FarAway46188042830
      Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Must visit
      5 of 5 stars
      12th June 2024
      Fabulous day out. Saw all the animals we wanted to, lovely spacious zoo lots of walking but plenty to see on the way. Lunch was great but a special mention to the welcoming, happy and helpful staff... Read full review


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