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“A Walk In A Beautiful Forest With Interesting Things Round Every Corner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
+44 844 474 2222
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Paignton
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
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“A Walk In A Beautiful Forest With Interesting Things Round Every Corner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I was very lucky when I visited Paignton Zoo for the first time, the weather was dry, sunny and mild which for October is not bad! The park is very well laid out with lots of different mammals, birds and reptiles to see. Very natural environment and very well catered for toilets and drinks and snacks. There is also a train to view the park and a restaurant and bar. The organisation is very good and the staff were excellent, very helpful. It is a large park so takes some walking around and can be a bit hilly in places but it is landscaped well and is exceptionally pretty to walk around with plenty of rest stops along the way if you need them. The signing was good too, telling you about the animals natural habitat and also how endangered they are to give an inside into the work they do there. Lots of benches also helps. Overall very impressed although I have heard other people say it is expensive. I thought it was very worth it (I paid £15 for an adult ticket)..

Visited October 2013
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“A good day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Paignton Zoo is a very interesting place to visit. Plenty to see and do. Children will love the animals and the interesting talks by the Zoo staff who are passionate about their animals. The ground are generally very well kept. There was some construction work going on while we visited which made the ground muddy in places but it is good to see that the zoo continues to improve.

Visited October 2013
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“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

went for the day - took two little ones. it was OK. nothing amazing. the directions to get about the place are ridiculous. very hard to know which was to go!

Visited September 2013
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“good day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Went here for my partners little girls 2nd birthday and we really enjoyed it especially seeing the lions ,the viewing areas where really good the lions were really playful and interactive it was a really fun day out and we will defiantly be returning in the future. the prise was quite expensive which was a let down.

Visited October 2013
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“Highly Recommend - dont miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Bus Service from Torquay was very easy to use and runs every ten mins - 12A £5.10 for an all day tripper. Journey was approx. 20mins from Torquay Harbour. The ticket lasts til late at night as does the service for the 12 and the 12A buses. Show your bus ticket at the entrance for a discount off the entry price. The Zoo is well laid out, clean and all the animals looked happy in their environment. You really need a full day to appreciate all that is on offer here. Most important to note that the food was reasonably priced and delicious, £5.75 for a Panini with crisps and salad. All staff are very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend this as a great day out and reasonably priced for a family. Absolutely loved it!!!!

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