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Paignton Zoo

Paignton ZooTotnes Road
Telephone: 0844 474 2222


With over 2,000 animals there is plenty to see and do at Paignton Zoo.

See them all: giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys. There are indoor play areas, a Jungle Express train and uniquely, 6 habitats that mimic the animals' natural environment.

There is just so much to do: take in the Feathered Feats bird show, join the keepers for a fun talk, catch the animals at feeding time or let the train take the strain with a trip around the Lake!

There are plenty of indoor and outdoor playareas where the kids can let off steam and you can refuel at our Island restaurant or at one of our snack kiosks located around the site.

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It may be worth checking out Paignton Zoo's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Paignton Zoo before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Every day except Christmas Day
Open from 10am daily. Closing times vary according to the time of year, please check seasonal timetables through the link prior to your visit.


"I'm hungry"

Located in the heart of the Zoo and overlooking Gibbon Island, the Island Restaurant is the ideal place to stop for a freshly cooked breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Serving a wide range of food, from sandwiches, cakes and ice-creams to delicious main meals, salads and jacket potatoes. There are various kiosks located around the Zoo serving ice-cream, burgers, hot dogs, chips and other snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks.

healthy food

Salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches. All dietary requirements catered for on request if possible.

"Can I have one of those?"

The Living World gift shop offers a wide selection of unusual gifts from around the world. Discover items rarely found on the high street, including one of the finest selections of fair trade products on sale in the UK. There's jewellery, collectibles, games, cuddly toys and much more!

"i need a wee"

Toilets, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities are located around the park.

and baby come too...

There is a microwave in the Island restaurant and in the Jungle Fun play area to heat baby food and milk. Baby changing facilities are around site.


"are we there yet?"

One mile from Paignton town centre. Follow the brown elephant signs from the major routes into Paignton. any top tips?

Paignton Zoo is an all day attraction, so leave plenty of time to see and do everything. The zoo is accessible, but there are some steep hills, so be prepared! Car parking is free.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £16.95
Child £12.75
Senior Citizen or Student £14.45
Family £53.45 (2 adults and 2 children)
Under 3s Free!


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Paignton ZooTotnes Road
Telephone: 0844 474 2222