Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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VISIT THE ZOO FOR SOME OUTDOOR FAMILY FUN THIS SPRING & SUMMER...

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, flamingos, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too...

There are many Covid-19 safety measures implemented around the site to ensure that everyone can have an enjoyable and safe visit. For full details, please see the Paignton Zoo website.

All outdoor exhibits and areas will be open, however indoor exhibits and animal houses will remain closed until at least 17th May 2021, in line with the Government’s roadmap guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: All tickets and arrival time slots have to be pre-booked online in advance, through the Paignton Zoo website here.

To refuel during the day, there are various food outlets around the site 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 an Annual Pass, 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

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 5pm (19 Apr 2021 - 25 May 2021)

* Opening times vary throughout the year. Please check Paignton Zoo's website for details.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

COVID-19 Response

  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • Online booking only
  • Outside seating
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating

Establishment Features

  • Free car parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Plastic-Free
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

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

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Contactless payment accepted

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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Recent Reviews:

  • MB01621
    Okehampton, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Kids so disappointed
    2 of 5 stars
    14th Apr 2021
    We went to Paignton Zoo today for the first time. We’ve loved watching ‘The Zoo’ on CBBC and couldn’t wait to visit - we all wanted to see the Gorillas. Sadly today, although sunny and bright there... Read full review
  • sarahmel16
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fantastic day
    5 of 5 stars
    16th Apr 2021
    We visited on 14th April and spent the whole day enjoying the zoo - 7 hours! We were able to see all of the animals apart from the bongo and the wolves who were hiding! The one ways systems... Read full review
  • 733traciec
    Torquay, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Still a lovely day out.
    4 of 5 stars
    17th Apr 2021
    Took my 11 year old son as a nice mum and son day together. All very covid safe and no long queue to book ourselves in. Starting with the flamingos was a highlight for my son and he immediatly wanted... Read full review

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