Located in South Devon, Paignton Zoo one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of the UK's top zoos. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.
Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too. Come rain or shine the zoo is a fun filled day out for all of the family and you will need a whole day to explore everything it has to offer.
You can find out more about some of the incredible animals at the zoo by attending one of ten daily keeper talks. See animals enjoy their feeding time or enrichment and find out more about their individual personalities from the people who know them best. Don’t forget to take a trip on the Jungle Express train, for an exclusive view of some of our exhibits around the lake and to get closer to the action. Let young ones run wild in the outdoor and indoor play areas. To refuel and keep going on your adventure, there are various food outlets around the site to grab a drink, snack or meal.
Paignton Zoo is a registered charity, so not only do you get a good day out, you know your money is going to a good cause, supporting education, scientific research and practical conservation. Paignton Zoo supports a number of projects in the UK and overseas that aim to conserve wildlife in the wild, as well as playing a key role in breeding programmes for rare and endangered species.
Our closing times vary throughout the year, depending on the season, so please check our website before your visit.
Paignton Zoo reserves the right to change the times given here. Please check for closing times whilst at the zoo.
For 5 months from the end of March 2020, Paignton Zoo will be home to over 80 giant wild animal models made from over 1 million LEGO® bricks!
From a giant gorilla, a jumbo size elephant and a majestic lion, to marvellous macaws, beautiful butterflies and a cool crocodile, these stunning LEGO® brick animals will form The Great Big Brick Safari Trail for visitors to follow around the zoo. This event is included with zoo day admission and Annual Pass membership.
The Great Big Brick Safari runs from Saturday 28th March until Tuesday 1st September 2020.