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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:30
Open today: 10:00 - 16:30
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Great day out with the grandchild

As its on our doorstep, access to Paignton zoo is easy for us. We also have an annual pass making... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Paul P
always worth a visit

I have been here about 4 times and always look forward to going again as there is always something... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
tina n
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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 across 80 acres, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant...more
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Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As its on our doorstep, access to Paignton zoo is easy for us. We also have an annual pass making if much more affordable too. Once inside, the zoo is laid out very well and seems to flow easily. There are plenty of play areas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul P
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Paul, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoy your visits to us and make the most of our Annual Pass membership - definitely worth it if you live locally and/or make frequent visits...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here about 4 times and always look forward to going again as there is always something different going onMore

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tina n
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tina, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review! We're pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visits to us. We always aim to have something different happening on site and continue to make improvements and redevelopments to enhance the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Birthday celebrations with mine and my boyfriend’s families. We all really enjoyed the whole day and we were all surprised at how much the restaurant had changed for the better. The staff were great and it was being kept really clean, with staff going around...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Emily, thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review! We're super pleased to hear that you, your boyfriend and families enjoyed your recent visit to us for your birthday celebrations. We take great pride in the experience we provide and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back to the zoo with my daughter and grandson. I have been visiting Paignton Zoo for over 30 years and have seen so many changes for the better. This is an excellent zoo and I highly recommend it. Good restaurant as well with great kids...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sally, thank you for taking the time to leave your five-dot review! It's wonderful to hear that you have been visiting the Zoo for over 30 years and enjoy bringing your family for a day out. We are always aiming to improve the experience...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time here as a family with a 4 year old. The zoo is large and has lots of fantastic animals. It took us all day to see everything as there are so many fantastic things to see. The enclosures are clean...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Charlie, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to us and enjoying seeing and learning more about the amazing animals that we are home to. Our beautiful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were told that this zoo was one of the best in the UK so decided to take a trip down for my sons birthday. It was easily accessible, well signposted and parking was free. We entered through the shop, which is being redeveloped and...More

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

Hi Stephen, thank you taking the time to leave your five-dot review. It's wonderful to hear that you decided to visit us for your son's birthday and all had a brilliant time at the Zoo. We are incredibly fortunate to be home to an amazing...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time in paignton zoo friendly staff. Loved seeing the komodo and all the other animals, fantastic job gutsMore

Date of experience: October 2018
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed seeing all of the amazing animals we are home to during your visit. Our Komodo dragon, Khaleesi, is definitely not to be missed! Thank you for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never visited this zoo before but heard good things. An easy parking venue and a good entrance with shop. A wonderful layout. A pleasure to see animals in big roomy enclosures, and well looked after. Clean and well kept and clearly sign posted with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Zoo and managed to see and learn more about the many amazing animals we are home to. We take great pride...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Siobhan, thank you for taking the time to leave your five-dot review! We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the Zoo and were happy with the exciting and educational experience we offer for all ages. Thank you for supporting...More

Reviewed 5 weeks 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
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Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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

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Mobile675317
16 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 lears1985 | 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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