Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ4 7EU

Tel: 01803 697500

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With dozens of different animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds – you are in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos. Come rain or shine, the zoo is a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, crocodiles, cheetahs, flamingos, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too...

Bing & Flop at Paignton Zoo!

This January Bing & Flop, from the award-winning series Bing, are coming to Paignton Zoo! Enjoy Bing's fun family activity trail, Storytime sessions and Meet & Greets with Bing & Flop themselves.

Bing Activity trail
Let your little ones run wild and follow Bing's fun activity trail to learn about the animals at the zoo and help our zookeepers complete their checklist. Along the trail you can discover what our troop of gibbons eat, learn how spoonbills get their pink plumage and find out how our Critically Endangered rhinos listen to noises around them. Can you roar like a lion, or dig like a mongoose?

This brand-new family activity trail is designed to encourage young children to get outdoors and experience new things about the world around them.

The activity trail will run from 20 January until 3 March 2024.

Storytime and Meet & Greet sessions
Join Bing, Flop and one of Paignton Zoo's Rangers for Storytime sessions at Matobo Camp where you can learn about the many wonderful animals which Paignton Zoo is home to, including African lions and Rothschild giraffes. Plus create special memories with your little ones as there will also be character Meet & Greets with Bing & Flop.

Storytime sessions will run from 24 January to 16 February 2024, from Wednesday's to Sunday's only at 11am and 2pm. Please book your slot via the Paignton Zoo website.

Meet & Greet sessions will follow shortly after each Storytime session at 11:30am and 2:30pm.

All activities included in Paignton Zoo entry. Entrance is free for children under 3 years.

Find out more about Bing, the series written and produced by an internationally award-winning team.


For the lastest updates from Paignton Zoo, please take a look at their website: Zoo Updates • Paignton Zoo

PLEASE NOTE: Booking online is advised to secure best price and preferred date of visit . BOOK HERE

To refuel during the day, there are various food outlets around the zoo to grab a takeaway drink or snack, including the Island Restaurant in the heart of the zoo. Situated in the main entrance, the Living World gift shop is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys and branded souvenirs.

Paignton Zoo is a registered charity, so not only do you get a good day out, you know your money is going to a good cause, supporting education, scientific research and practical conservation around the world. Paignton Zoo supports a number of projects in the UK and overseas that aim to conserve wildlife in the wild, as well as playing a key role in breeding programmes for are and endangered species. You can also help by purchasing a membership, for entry all year round to Paignton Zoo.

Paignton Zoo is open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day).
Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year so please see the website or call Paignton Zoo on 01803 697500 to find out more.

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Booking online is advised to secure best price and date of preferred visit. Please go to the Paignton Zoo website to find full information regarding current day admission prices.



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      • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
      • Assistance Dogs
      • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
      • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
      • Guide Dogs Permitted
      • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
      • Ramp/Level Access
      • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

      Attraction Facilities

      • Shop


      • On-Site café/restaurant
      • Picnic Site

      Children & Infants

      • Accept children all ages
      • Accept Children Over 3
      • Baby Changing Facilities
      • Facilities for children

      Establishment Features

      • Cater for groups
      • Eco Friendly
      • Groups Welcome
      • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
      • Open All Year
      • Picnic Area
      • Shop
      • Tea / Coffee Shop
      • Toilets

      Key Features

      • Approx length of visit - We recommend around 4 to 6 hours for a zoo visit.
      • Families
      • Groups
      • In countryside
      • Indoor Attraction
      • Outdoor Attraction
      • Smoking Some Areas

      Parking & Transport

      • Coach Parking
      • Free Car Parking
      • On Bus Route
      • Parking (free)
      • Parking On Site
      • Parking On-site or Valet Parking

      Payment Methods

      • Contactless payment accepted

      Specialist Features

      • Family Fun
      • Marketed towards children
      • Marketed towards families
      • Marketed towards senior citizens
      • Marketed towards student/youth
      • Themed Events


      • Plastic-Free

      Tours and Demonstrations

      • Educational Visits Accepted

      Travel & Trade

      • Group discounts available
      • Groups Welcome
      • Packed lunches available
      • Wi-fi available

      Venue Facilities

      • Groups Accepted

      Opening Times

      Open New Year
      Open Christmas

      * Paignton Zoo is open everyday, except Christmas Day, from 10am. Last admission and closing times vary throughout the year so please check the website.

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