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“One of the best Zoo's in the country” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“One of the best Zoo's in the country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Great zoo loads of animals with good enclosures. 2nd only to Chester Zoo in my opinion.

Expect a fair bit of walking and it's not all flat ground either our little one (18 months) struggled a bit walking up some of the hills, however that was to be expected.

big range of animals we had to rush around a little to get to see it all! It you have the time to catch a talk do so because they are very informative the staff know a lot about the animals and clearly care for them. One woman who spoke to us about the cheetah was particularly great.

One last little bit of praise for this zoo goes to the information boards. My favourite from the zoos we've visited across the country. It has a great little bit that shows how endangered the animals are as well as info on habitats etc. For all the big animals there are boards showing the sign language for that animal making it much more fun for all children and it's great to see a zoo include sign language.

Worth a visit and more than worth the cost of entry, bring a picnic plenty of places to stop and eat. Oh also this is a good zoo whatever the weather plenty of natural and man made cover.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Had a really enjoyable day out with the family. It's great to be able to see the animals so up close. Everywhere seemed to be nice and clean.

Visited April 2014
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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“A fascinating day out for the whole family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

After visiting the zoo almost 5 years ago with my son I decided to purchase a zoo membership. I have then had one for every year since and will continue to do so for many more years. We live 20 mins car journey away and regularly pick my children up from school and nip over for an after school treat. My children never get bored of the zoo and the animals are always doing something different to amuse them. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers and staff who make this zoo such a welcoming place for all!

Visited April 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic what a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

This zoo is the best zoo ever, I could walk around all day long. The restaurant on site isn't bad priced as you are in zoo but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Visited May 2014
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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“Paignton Zoo is Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

This is an absolute must visit place regardless of age!!! In my view this is the best zoo in the country.

Visited July 2013
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