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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Such a fantastic experience. Beautiful kept grounds, all the animals looked in good condition and... read more

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lisahoughtondevon
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An interesting,informative, enjoyable morning

Took the opportunity of limited time in Devon visiting this Zoo. I found it a very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Micheal L
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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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+44 1803 697500
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Reviewed today via mobile

Such a fantastic experience. Beautiful kept grounds, all the animals looked in good condition and happy. A little expensive but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took the opportunity of limited time in Devon visiting this Zoo. I found it a very interesting , informative , well laid out place , even though it was probably not the best time of year to visit bearing in mind the cold , damp...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Micheal L
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to leave your five-dot review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us whilst you were in Devon and managed to see many of our amazing animals that we are home to. Despite the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an unusually warm day when a group of us visited Paignton zoo. The animals all looked well cared for and content and we thoroughly enjoyed our day there. Ate in the cafe lunch time and that was reasonably priced, well presented and tasty.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrixhamJeanjeannie
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable visit to us and managed to see many of the amazing animals that we are home to. Thank you for supporting us and our conservation...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went a few months ago, it was a school day but still reasonably busy but quiet areas and so plenty of opportunity to take our time and have a good look around. There is a wide selection of animals and lots of educational resource...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mithos7
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your detailed review. We're thrilled to hear that overall you enjoyed your recent visit to us and particularly liked our amazing variety of animals, main restaurant and the Ranch area, where you can get up close...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on a rainy day, it was relaxing and really enjoyable. The zoo really cares for the animals and thinks of their needs before profit. It's a great placeMore

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

Hi Helen, thank you for taking the time to leave your great feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable day with us (despite the mixed weather!) and appreciated our extremely high level of care and welfare for all of our animals across...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit, lots to see. The highlight was duchess the elephant and the giraffes. We had 1 teenager and 1 younger child and both absolutely loved it! Great day out.More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank sarah a
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to us. Our group of Northern giraffes and their neighbour, Duchess the African elephant, are always popular with our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to lots of zoos around the UK and this is our favourite one. It's well laid out and the animals have plenty of space to roam or chill out. We visited on a cold Saturday morning and were lucky to see all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Chris T
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris, thank you for taking the time to leave your great five-dot review! It's very high praise indeed to hear we are one of your favourite UK zoos that you have visited and that you managed to see many of our amazing animals we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

(Very Good saver deal when Zooper Ticket is purchased if going to Living Coast, Torquay too). Advise choosing good weather for visiting here! We went on a windy and wet day unfortunately, but we enjoyed our zoo visit and there was lots to see. Some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rm80
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 great review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us, despite the mixed weather! There are currently some redevelopments going on such as a new exhibit for our meerkats and our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I found it quite expensive on booking as our group was 4 adults and 2 children but on learning its part of a conservation charity I could understand the necessary fees. We took advantage of the zooper ticket and paid for paignton zoo and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jennifer B
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to leave your five-dot review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit and found the all day experience we offer is good value for money on reflection of your day with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disappointing small zoo. Admission prices are far too expensive for what you get. Can be quite an expensive visit for a family.More

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

Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. I’m sorry to hear that you felt our Zoo was small and the admission price was too high. Our Zoo is spread across 80 acres, with lots of meandering paths and over 2,500...More

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Mobile675317
September 16, 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
September 16, 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
September 1, 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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