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Paignton Zoo

Type:Zoo

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

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Lion and lioness, Paignton Zoo, Paignton, Devon
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Opening Dates and Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2024 Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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Please go to the Paignton Zoo website to find full information regarding current day admission prices.

About

VISIT PAIGNTON ZOO FOR AN INSPIRING DAY OUT…

With over 2000 animals and countless amazing plants across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds, you are in for a fantastic day out at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, it is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos.

Discover your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way.

As well an being an inspiring day out come rain or shine, Paignton Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity that aims to help halt species decline.

Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across their specially designed habitats – from the savannah to the wetlands to the tropical forest. Come face to face with three different species of lemur in Lemur Wood, spot the community of Hamadryas baboons hanging out at Baboon Rock, be captivated by Komodo dragon Khaleesi at Crocodile Swamp and discover exotic plants across the botanical gardens.

To refuel during the day, there are various food outlets around the site to grab a drink or snack, or you can enjoy a spot of lunch at 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, souvenirs and an eco-friendly range.

Paignton Zoo is a registered charity, so not only do you get a great day out, you know your money is going to a good cause: supporting education, scientific research and practical conservation. Part of Wild Planet Trust, 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 rare and endangered species.

Paignton Zoo is open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day).

Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year so please see their website to find out more.

 

Gradings

  • Quality Assured - Visitor Attraction Visit England
Quality Assured - Visitor Attraction Visit England

Awards

  • Visit EnglandQuality Assured Visitor Attraction Quality Assured Visitor Attraction 2019
  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2020 TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence - 2020 2020
  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

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    • Very Good
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    Recent Reviews:

    • cltc43
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Generally great for children
      4 of 5 stars
      03/06/2024
      Paignton Zoo is far from a cheap day out but we found it to be generally great for children. Our 7 and 10 year old granddaughters loved the information nuggets on the notices, the ostrich, lions... Read full review
    • FarAway46188042830
      Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Must visit
      5 of 5 stars
      12/06/2024
      Fabulous day out. Saw all the animals we wanted to, lovely spacious zoo lots of walking but plenty to see on the way. Lunch was great but a special mention to the welcoming, happy and helpful staff... Read full review
    • Pete N
      Great day day out for all ages
      5 of 5 stars
      18/06/2024
      Best Zoo we have visited , staff great , very clean and a very enjoyable day and value for money , animal enclosures great upkeep Read full review

    Facilities

    Children & Infants

    • Facilities for children

    Facilities

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users

    Facilities

    Other

    • Gift Shop

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
    • 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

    Establishment Features

    • 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, for guests who like to see everything around the site.
    • In countryside
    • In town/city centre
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Free Car Parking
    • On Bus Route
    • 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

    Sustainability

    • Plastic-Free

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Group discounts available
    • Wi-fi available

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    Paignton Zoo

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    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.

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