Paignton Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

Paignton Zoo

5 star Rating 5 / 5 2 reviews

Paignton, Devon, England

  • Lions at Paignton Zoo
  • Lemur at Paignton Zoo
  • Lion cub at Paignton Zoo
  • Crocodile at Paignton Zoo

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

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 play areas where the kids can let off steam and you can refuel at the Island restaurant or at one of the snack kiosks located around the site.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU, England


Click here to visit Paignton Zoo's website
01803 697500

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

26th May - 1st September: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
2nd September - 27th October: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
28th October - 31st December: Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00


General Admission
Adults (16+): £19.95 
Kids (3-15):£14.95
Under 3s: Free
Seniors (65+) & Students: £16.95
Family (2 adults & 2 kids): £62.95 

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Loads to see!!

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by JoyfullyAmy . 24.07.17

It was a fun day for everyone in the family! There is a lot of walking so be prepared to walk! The zoo is massive! All of the animals had a lovely home that was big and spacious. They were very well taken care of. We loved the Lemur experience. The Lemur got so close to us! There is loads to do at the zoo as well. Nice playgrounds and talks. I would recommend going earlier in the day to see all the talks. We went after 2 pm at it was quite nice because the massive groups had left. The food was great as well. It was a fantastic day out!

Fantastic zoo for whole family

5 star Rating 5 / 5

Written by Worcester Wanderer . 20.07.17

What a brilliant day out we had at Paignton Zoo. Beautiful setting and great selection of animals. There's lots to see - probably need about 4 or 5 hours to see everything. Well worth a visit if you're in the Devon area.