Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton, Devon

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About Us

WE'RE CLOSED FOR NOW...

Paignton Zoo is currently closed from 5th January 2021 until further notice. This closure is part of the Government’s national lockdown measures to control the spread of coronavirus. Please see the zoo website here for the answers to any questions you may have. 

 

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.

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.

Guide Prices

Please go to our website for all of our admission prices. https://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award 2015
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

2021 Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* 2021 Opening dates to be advised
All visits must be pre-booked online in advance.

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4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    3320
  • Very Good
    1208
  • Average
    374
  • Poor
    137
  • Terrible
    91

Recent Reviews:

  • Missymoomoo_11
    Devon, United Kingdom
    Great zoo
    4 of 5 stars
    29th Dec 2020
    This is a lovely zoo to bring the children. Well worth a visit to see the animals and enjoy a train ride. We went on Boxing day and the weather was not very good. But we still enjoyed seeing the... Read full review
  • juicylucyex1
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Brilliant Winters Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Dec 2020
    Came to the zoo with free NHS tickets which was amazing, thank you so much! Felt the social distancing was well done with one way system and the timed tickets worked as never felt crowded even in the... Read full review
  • juliebF332HC
    not impressed
    3 of 5 stars
    11th Feb 2021
    overall too expensive for what they have to show , on my visit very few animals to see , Couldnt see any monkeys , they were the reason we chose to go , The little train is great but be prepared to... Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

Paignton Zoo is located on the A3022 Totnes Road, 1 mile from Paignton town centre. Once in Paignton follow the brown tourist signs, marked with an elephant and Zoological Gardens. The Zoo is situated near to Morrisons supermarket. The Car park for the Zoo is to the left from the roundabout.

Public Transport Directions

Stagecoach no. 22 operates from Torquay and Paignton to the Zoo.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Not near the Big Cats
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant seating 400 max, and bar; snack kiosk, outdoor seating for 50.
  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Online booking only
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Queuing system
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Free car parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Approx length of visit - An average visit to the Zoo is 4 to 5 hours or a whole day.
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Min group size - 15 guests.

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Feeding and talk times throughout the day.
  • Educational Visits Accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Larger groups (100+) or groups requiring meals are advised to book.

Get in Touch

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