Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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Come and explore the big wild world at Paignton Zoo, the King of Zoos! Come rain or shine - Paignton Zoo is the perfect family day out that everyone will enjoy.

One of Britain’s top zoo's, Paignton Zoo is home to some of the planet’s rarest and most amazing animals. Discover all your favourites, including gorillas and orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers and rhinos, and some unusual animals too.  

A must-see is the Crocodile Swamp. Here, amid the lush tropical foliage and steamy atmosphere, you can come face-to-face with huge crocodiles plus large snakes, turtles and fish – enter if you dare! Then there’s Amphibian Ark, the Avian Breeding Centre and Monkey Heights.

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 both at home and abroad.

Paignton Zoo has plenty to keep everyone going all day – as well as the amazing wildlife there’s food, shopping, indoor and outdoor play areas, the Jungle Express train ride and a free bird show.

Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year so follow the website link above to confirm or call Paignton Zoo on 01803 697500.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.50 per ticket
Family£51.95 per ticket
Child£12.35 per ticket
Concession£14.00 per ticket
Gift Aid Adult£18.15 per ticket
Gift Aid Child£13.60 per ticket
Gift Aid Saver (2 adults + 2 children)£57.15 per ticket
Senior Citizen Gift Aid£15.40 per ticket

Opening Times

Open New Year
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

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

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change



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

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

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

Key Features

  • Families
  • Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

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

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

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



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Recent Reviews:

  • raymond d
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A zoo with no cages!
    5 of 5 stars
    26th Sept 2018
    On a rather damp day we visited this zoo and were pleasantly surprised by the layout. We started with tea and cake at the restaurant before embarking on our tour. Maps were placed at several parts of... Read full review
  • rachel1982
    Trip Type:
    A fantastic family day out
    5 of 5 stars
    27th Sept 2018
    This was my first visit to a zoo in about 20 years and I was genuinely surprised at the lovely setting. Everything is laid out really well with good access - we visited with our 18 month old and had... Read full review
  • CoraBob
    Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Quiet but so were some enclosures
    4 of 5 stars
    27th Sept 2018
    All part of the life of a zoo.. but there were quite a few enclosures under refurbishment and no silverback gorillas! Food in the main restaurant reasonably priced. Our pasty and chips were served... Read full review

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