Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo!

Come in and get close to over 2,500 incredible creatures at one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions.

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

But, you'd better leave a whole day. You'll need it to explore our big wild world!


  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Gift Shop
  • WC
  • Wifi Connection

Opening Times

  Open Last Admission Closed
Open Daily 10.00am 3.30pm 4.30pm

Our closing times vary throughout the year, depending on the season, so please check before your visit.

Paignton Zoo reserves the right to change the times given here. Please check for closing times whilst at the Zoo.


Please visit our website for current admission prices.

Contact Details

Totnes Road

Telephone: 01803 697500

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Upcoming Events

Christmas at Paignton Zoo - Saturday 15 December 2018 to Monday 24 December 2018

Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

  • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
  • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
  • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
  • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

*The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

**Not included in £9.50 price. 


For just £9.50 children will receive:

  • A Santa meet and greet with present
  • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
  • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

When can I meet Santa?

  • Saturday 15th December
  • Sunday 16th December
  • Saturday 22nd December
  • Sunday 23rd December
  • Monday 24th December (morning only)

How much does it cost?

Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

*Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival, to save time you can buy online at


How do I book?


Tickets are available here.

  • 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 will apply.

Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

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