All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Animals Outdoor Fun Indoor Fun

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU
01803 697500
Average time spent - 4 hours
Featured image for Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Things to do at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park review

Paignton zoo is located in Paignton, South Devon. They have a full timetable of daily activities so make sure you check the board when you arrive.

At the zoo, there is a reptile tropics and desert house with large greenhouses which are home to free-flying birds and reptiles. You can walk through Lemur woods, this is more fun if you combine it with the talk/feeding times.

There is a suspended wobbly bridge that takes you to the big cats. There are lots of displays around the park telling you about their breeding programs and conservation. Other animals include monkeys, zebra, rhino, giraffe and an African elephant.

Their animal encounter arena is where a lot of the scheduled events take place. You can watch birds of prey flying above your heads and more. Paignton zoo has some great play areas around the park plus nature trails and a walk through aviary with more free-flying birds. There is a Jungle express train at the zoo which takes you around the lake and past the big cats. Train rides are at an additional cost. They also have an indoor play area.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Paignton Zoo

Is there food and drink available?

There are a number of places to eat that serve hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors and there are lots of picnic benches around the zoo.

What are the main things to do?

A great variety of animals including some walkthrough enclosures, daily talks and shows (some shows are seasonal), indoor and outdoor play areas, Jungle express train. There are toilets and a range of places to eat.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher Priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher Priced – between £13 to just over £18 per person. This is a discounted rate that you will get if you book your tickets online in advance. Under 3’s are free.

Is there parking?

There is a large free car park.

When are they open?

Paignton Zoo is open every day except for Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo

*This post contains affiliate links

Join in the conversation of find a great day out near you, join us on Facebook and Instagram 

Top attractions in Devon

  • Trago Mills Leisure Park
    Toddlers Primary Tweens Outdoor Outdoor Fun Railway

    Trago Mills Leisure Park

    Trago Mills Leisure Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6JD

  • The Bear Trail
    All Ages Outdoor Outdoor Fun Adventure

    The Bear Trail

    The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RZ

  • Darts Farm
    All Ages Outdoor Seasonal Maize Maze Outdoor Fun Animals

    Darts Farm

    Darts Farm, Dart Farm Village, Topsham, Clyst St George, Devon, EX3 0QH

  • Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park
    All Ages Indoor Indoor Fun Indoor Play Centres

    Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park

    Super Tramp Plymouth Trampoline Park, 3 Breakwater Rd, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 7HJ

  • Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park
    All Ages Outdoor Great Outdoors Animals

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park

    Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG

  • River Dart Country Park
    All Ages Outdoor Adventure Sports Outdoor Fun

    River Dart Country Park

    River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP