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 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:

    • Shirleyang1969
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Great day out
      5 of 5 stars
      12th Sept 2021
      Great day out for all the family. Beautiful surroundings with lots of different species to see. Had a bite to eat in the cafe which was very nice and reasonably priced. Recommend to all Read full review
    • K168TOjesss
      Sutton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Highlight of weekend
      4 of 5 stars
      13th Sept 2021
      We were down visiting family and this was a lovely day out. So many animals and exhibits to see and really clean and well presented. Loved the lemurs and bouncy Bridge bit especially. Only criticism... Read full review
    • Sars560
      Tamworth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Gorgeous grounds, beautiful animals
      5 of 5 stars
      15th Sept 2021
      Visited whilst on holiday here, with my husband and toddler. Great value ticket to this lovely little zoo set along winding paths lined with lucious trees, ferns and greenery. Really felt like... Read full review

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