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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Family day out

What a brilliant place. It's not cheap £60 for a family ticket but it takes all day to get around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
clarkeh3
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Lovely zoo

Visited as a family. The zoo is big with lots of animals so very well priced. The shop again is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lisadrew82
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
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+44 1803 697500
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Went here with the kids for a day out . We all really enjoyed it. There is so much to see and do it's hard to fit it all in. They do different talks throughout the day on the animals. We went to the tiger...More

17  Thank diabolus666
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 15, 2014

I will seriously think twice before coming back to Paignton Zoo again. Duchess the elephant was very distressed on my visit today. She was visibly very upset and whilst I watched she tried on numerous occasions to barge into solid structures. It did appear that...More

13  Thank RG B
George B, Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your recent post. On the day you posted your review, Saturday 15th March, Duchess was indeed a bit stressed. This was the day that Paignton Zoo experienced a fire in one of our kiosks. Smoke came across the elephant/giraffe paddock...More

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a brilliant place. It's not cheap £60 for a family ticket but it takes all day to get around. Some of the exhibits are under renovation but there is so much to see. Food is really expensive so if you're on a budget take...More

Thank clarkeh3
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 great feedback! We're pleased that you and your family had an enjoyable day with us - we do recommend a whole day to see and experience everything that we have to offer. Our site is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a family. The zoo is big with lots of animals so very well priced. The shop again is well priced and lots of goodies to buy. The restaurant is big with a good selection of choices. We did feel that for example the...More

Thank lisadrew82
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lisa, thank you for taking the time to leave your great feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable day with us and thank you for highlighting many positive aspects from your visit, such as our amazing variety of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Zoo is wonderful. The layout is great and there are lots of animals to see. We didn’t eat in the restaurant but the food seemed fairly priced. Shame the bar was shut on our visit. The were plenty of animal talks and feeding to...More

Thank Michelle B
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant five-dot review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and managed to see many of our amazing animals that we are home to. We would definitely recommend seeing our gorilla...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time to this zoo and worth the wait. Lots to see and well laid out, with a large number of facts about the animals and their habitats. Also lots of encouragement to conserve and recycle which is good. Animals appear well looked after and...More

Thank WilliamH313
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi William, thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful five-dot review! We're pleased that you and your family enjoyed your first visit to us and thank you for highlighting many positive aspects from your day, including our signage and daily animal talks....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day out in the October Sunshine, all staff we met on our trip around were fully engaged and knowledgeable always having time for the children. Site is on a hill so please be aware of some tough climbs...More

1  Thank Morris26c
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 review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed you recent visit to us in the lovely autumn sunshine we've been having and thank you also for your kind words about the staff you encountered during...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the day here with the kids and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Could have easily gone back a second day and done it all again

Thank Lesliejonbon
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 great feedback! We're pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to us and we hope to welcome you back to the Zoo in the future. Best wishes, the PZ team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a Fantastic place the zoo and will be Viiting again why Down here in Paignton As the staff are fantastic and very helpful And get Discount for Disabled as wellMore

Thank Steve F
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Steve, thank you for taking the time to leave your great feedback. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and also found our staff very helpful. We aim to go above and beyond for all of our guests...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing zoo we went last year on our own and it was so good we bought our kids with us this year. Lots to see and do. Highly recommendedMore

Thank hayleylullys
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! We're pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit to us and thank you also for your recommendation. We hope to welcome you back to the Zoo at some point...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were 2 'seniors' in a party of 9 with various ages. Our ticket price was £14.70 each. The whole day was enjoyed immensely by us all. We were able to take a picnic lunch with plenty of places to eat. All the animals were...More

Thank grannyhills
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant five-dot review! We're thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed your recent visit to us and managed to see and do much of what we have to offer, including attending some of...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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