Top Trumps at Paignton Zoo, in Devon

A major partnership between a regional conservation charity and a leading games manufacturer is bringing a new version of an old favourite to the region.

Paignton Zoo and Winning Moves, the international company behind family favourites like Monopoly and Cluedo, are launching a special version of long-time favourite Top Trumps.

The card game means guests can pit Zoo animals against each other – learning and discovering as they go. Zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling said: “We’re the only zoo in the South West to have the Top Trumps trail. No one else has ever done it like this – we’re putting huge cards around the Zoo for people to find!”

The trail, launching for the Easter holidays, is fun, interactive and has a conservation learning element. Guests can buy a Super Top Trumps Card when they arrive at the Zoo; each card comes with a trail activity sheet with instructions on how to play and space to record results. There are twelve giant cards around the Zoo for guests to discover.

There are 6 different Super Top Trumps Cards to collect. Each card contains amazing facts and figures about that animal, such as height, weight and strength.

“You compare the stats on your Super Top Trumps Card to the giant trail cards and whoever has the highest rating wins. For example, if you compare the strength on a rhino card with a trail card featuring a tortoise, then you will win, as the rating on your card will be higher.”

Guests can keep their Super Top Trumps card and if they enter their trail results online they will be entered into a monthly prize draw.

Packs of special Paignton Zoo Top Trump cards are on sale in the Zoo shop. Top Trumps has been around since the 1970s and remains very popular today. Top Trumps cards are collector items, with limited and special edition packs on offer.  Paignton Zoo is a registered charity.

For more information about the event, go to the Paignton Zoo Top Trumps events page.


Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton, Devon

With over 2,500 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. A must-see is Crocodile Swam



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