Meet Santa at Paignton Zoo
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Santa is coming back to Paignton Zoo and we can’t wait!
Santa will be taking time out from his busy Christmas schedule to take up residence in his magical grotto for more days than ever before. Children can meet Santa and receive a gift for £12 per child – please see booking details below.
This year, not only have we added additional dates for children to meet Santa, but we are running even more fun, festive activities across the zoo. Join Mrs Claus as she reads a magical Christmas story and then make reindeer food at our elf workshop – sprinkle it on your lawn at night, the moon will help it sparkle bright, as Santa’s reindeer fly and roam, this food will guide them to your home! These activities are free and can be enjoyed by anyone visiting Paignton Zoo on the below dates.
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th December.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December.
Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th December.
10.30am to 4pm (final Santa visit 3.55pm) | Christmas Eve 10.30am to 2pm.
Please ensure that you allow additional time to get to Santa’s Grotto. Our Boardwalk is currently closed so please follow our festive signage that will take you to our Christmas activities via Brookside Aviary.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO MEET SANTA?
Children (up to 15 years) – £12/child to include a gift. This price does not include entry to Paignton Zoo. Santa and admission tickets must be booked in advance to secure your timeslot.
Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down
Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
A maximum of 6 children per time slot booking will apply.
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