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, cheetahs, 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 the majority of indoor spaces are open, however a small number of animal houses will remain closed due to their size and social distancing guidelines in place.

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

* * All visits must be pre-booked online in advance.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • 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:

    • thomasbJ1303JJ
      Chorley, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Outstanding zoo
      5 of 5 stars
      30th June 2022
      Had a brilliant day out here there’s always lots to see and do would recommend to anyone will be back in the near future Read full review
    • brettlaras
      Barnstaple, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Day out
      5 of 5 stars
      1st July 2022
      ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️as always highly recommended for all the family anytime of the year ….. had lots of work done on it plenty of places for food and drink and rest areas .. best zoo around ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Read full review
    • davidbR4248EZ
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Just so disappointing
      1 of 5 stars
      3rd July 2022
      Please do your research, paignton zoo was always a special place, but sadly left feeling very disappointed. Lots closed,empty, unavailable, most drink kiosks closed, Croc swamp was... Read full review

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