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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lovely zoo

My first time to Paignton zoo and it was amazing plenty to see and do lots of lovely animals for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SiobhanF157
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Fantastic day out

Plenty to do and see great day out with separate jungle play areas classed in ages so suitable for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elaine A
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around 2,500 animals, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: crocodiles, snakes, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant...more
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Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My first time to Paignton zoo and it was amazing plenty to see and do lots of lovely animals for all ages and plenty off park space for picnics and children .lots of refreshments all around and you can spend the day there easily.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Plenty to do and see great day out with separate jungle play areas classed in ages so suitable for children of different ages group especially when wet. We have annual pass less than £60.00 per adult really saves money over the year for us as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elaine A
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Elaine, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! It's great to hear that you are Annual Pass members with us and enjoy your visits with your grandchildren, who particularly like playing in our variety of outdoor and indoor play areas...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

The zoo is large with a good variety of animals. The animals have plenty of space and are well cared for. They are well spread out so that even when the zoo is busy the zoo does not feel over crowded. The zoo has a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank heatherf0707
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Heather, thank you for taking the time to leave your great five-dot review! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and the full Zoo experience that we offer. We are indeed a large site of around 80 acres, so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Day Out For All The Family , Getting Expensive ,, But Still Worth The Money.. Open Air Pens .. and Animals All Well Treated.. Some Amazing Sights, and The Kids Are Catered For With Lots Of Play Areas and Play Zones ..More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alexanderd8265
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Alexander, thank you for taking the time to leave your great five-dot review! We're thrilled to hear that your enjoyed your recent visit to us and feel that the whole family experience we offer is good value for money. We aim to provide a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed that a lot of animals were locked up out of view during our visit. Communication is key, if the list of animals not available to view would’ve been at the entrance we would not have been wondering around aimlessly and ending up so disappointed....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DexHawk
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit to us and did not manage to see many of our animals. I can ensure you that any animals that are not...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Paignton zoo is so large that you seem to miss quite a lot without realizing. Street signs to say where animals are not so goodMore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lisa S
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave your five-dot review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Zoo experience with us - we are indeed a site of 80 acres, so there is lots to see and do all in one...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't even know that there was a zoo in Paignton until I visited the area for the first time. Absolutely excellent with loads of interesting animals to view. I am very concerned about animal welfare and was really pleased to see that the enclosures...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Marion, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and liked seeing and finding out more about the amazing array of animals we are home to. We take great pride...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently took our nephew and niece to Paignton zoo. Their parents were totally against going to any zoo as they believed it was a cruel environment. I have grown up in this area and knew Paignton zoo had many conservation programs for endangered species...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeff, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! We're super pleased to hear that you, your niece and nephew had a great day with us. We aim to offer an experience that is exciting and educational for all ages. I...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here many times before and different times of the year so decided on a day trip as we now only live 30 minutes away. It was very quiet which is why we chose today as we never ever go during school holidays as It's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nicky, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're pleased to hear that you and your family enjoy your visits to us - thank you for your continued support! Over the winter months can be a perfect time to visit the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have a yearly pass so visit quite often, we take our two grandsons and they really enjoy the alligators, giraffes and elephant.it's a great time for old and young. Plenty to see and plenty of places to eat either your picnic or buy a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John H
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave your great five-dot review. It's wonderful to hear that you are Annual Pass members with us and feel that we offer something for every age. Our crocodiles, giraffes and Duchess our African elephant are definitely...More

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Mobile675317
17 September 2018|
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Response from Captain_Slow_1985 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know the exact miles but I would say approx 2-3 miles in total, it’s a big zoo but amazing place to visit, so many varied animals, would definitely recommend :).
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breezababe
16 September 2018|
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Response from Lear S | Reviewed this property |
It costs £19.60 for an adult ticket if you pay on the day, but you may have to queue so it might be worth buying online and picking up at the gates so you get more time in the zoo.
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Tracey S
1 September 2018|
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Response from rediffusion | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, I don't believe you have to pre-book but if it is a busy time, you might want to contact them in advance and check to make sure you will get one.
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