Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Paignton

4.4
#1 of 1,517 in Things to do in Devon
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
A leafy expanse of land serving as home to a wide range of mammals, reptiles, and bird species, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park maintains a dual personality as both zoo and botanic garden. The prime focus of the facility is education, and with approximately 300 animal species and 1,600 plant species contained in the park, there’s always something new for you to learn about. Plan trip to Paignton with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We booked the first slot online 2 days before. We arrived and we admitted on time. Social distancing was good hand sanitiser and toilets were clean. We spent the day at the zoo like we have done for....  more »
  • We visited Paignton zoo with family for my sons birthday, unfortunately it was one of the more disappointing places we have visited since the lockdown was lifted and left us feeling rather deflated...  more »
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  • The best zoo in Europe. Lots of creatures to keep your own little creatures entertained! I've been visiting the zoo for 40 years and can't remember having a bad day there, even if it's been raining. There are some terrific animals to see, all the ones you would expect to see and a few surprises here and there too, all situated in a pleasant area that is really easy to get around. There are a few steep parts but there are plenty of benches to sit on along the way. Also you can catch the little train and tour the zoo in style, toot toot! There are a few areas for children to play, two outside apparatus and an indoor soft play. You can eat a picnic in any of the outside zones and there is a couple of fast food kiosks and one large restaurant serving reasonably priced food. Most importantly, there are lots of places to get strong coffee to help you keep up with your little monsters. If you are local then it's a good idea to get a yearly pass as you can go back as much as you want. The staff are always friendly and will answer any questions you may have. I will definitely be going again.
  • Really great day here. Quite expensive entry but worth every penny. They also offer a seven day return for £7 which is very reasonable. Very large park to walk around so maybe take a seat as there aren't that many around and it's very hilly. The animal enclosures were great. All had a lot of space and appropriate toys/climbing frames etc. The animal talk was very informative, only managed to hear one as there was only an hour between each and we didn't want to rush from one place to another. I LOVED that they had the British Sign Language signs around the exhibits. A step to inclusion is great. I believe it was all wheelchair/pushchair accessible and if there were any parts not then they wouldn't affect the day as we didn't encounter issues and feel we saw everything. Recommend for all 0-110 We were there for 5 hours!! We did stop for lunch in the cafe. Good selection of food and average prices when eating out. One of our favourite days from our holiday.
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