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“Great family day out”

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand animals, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: crocodiles, snakes, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant, rhinos, lemurs, meerkats, orang utans...The list is endless! We also have indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and a lakeside restaurant. If you wish, we also offer special feeding experiences with certain animals, e.g. meerkats, giraffes, giant tortoises, etc. Paignton Zoo is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
England
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36 reviews
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“Great family day out”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

What a great family day. Under 3's go free which made it a great value day out for us with two 2yr olds. The zoo has a good variety of animals, the highlights of our trip was seeing Duchess the elephant. Also enjoyed the giraffes, watching the baby being fed had our little ones transfixed. The whole site is quite hilly so expect lots of walking but its worth it. Slightly surprised to have to pay an additional fee to ride the train, but 80p each isn't too bad. Food wise the quality was good and prices not too steep and there are plenty of picnic benches if you want to take your own food.

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“Fantastic zoo a great family experience”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Very well laid out and good value for money. The little train is a hit with the kids

Visited April 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Fab day out”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Absolutely loved this zoo, i'm like a big kid :) The animals all looked very well taken care of and happy in their environment. We took our children there (8,5,2) whilst on holiday and had taken advantage of the combined ticket which we bought at living coasts but this can also be purchased from the zoo. Both places are well worth visiting.
They have a great play area for the kids when us parents need to sit down! Theres a lovely restaurant aswell which has reasonably priced food from small snacks to big meals, also there are many drinks and snacks kiosks situated all around the zoo which is brilliant as the zoo is massive and would be a nightmare trying to find your way back to just one. There are alot of hills though so will tire out the kids (yay) as there is alot of walking involved. We will be visiting again in october when its much quieter though as we were there in the easter holidays and you could barely move around some of the places.

Visited April 2012
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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“Giraffes and an Elephant!”
Reviewed 22 April 2012

Lovely place, disabled access throughout, lots of disabled parking bays but be warned, lots of hills to get your wheels up! Plenty of animals, big cats, crocs, giraffes and an elephant to name a few. Lovely helpful smiley staff and an excellent gift shop. Open till 6pm

Visited April 2012
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“Fantastic family day out”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

The kids loved it, really good day out. Restaurant was nice, satff very friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2012
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