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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Address: Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
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+44 1803 697500
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity...

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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I have been to this zoo a number of times as a child and have since returned taking my own daughter. Whenever I holiday in Devon I will continue to visit this zoo. We spent the... read more

Reviewed May 16, 2016
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

A zoo with a difference. Messy, poor signage, everything all over the place, ie:Owls in more than one spot, an awful lot of gardening needs to be done here as very poor quality. Animals/exhibits need to be sited near to its species. Glass on exhibits needs a good clean as it is very difficult to see what is behind it.... More 

Thank Dennis H
George B, Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this review

Hi Dennis, So sorry to hear that your visit to Paignton Zoo was not a favourable one, however thank you very much for your feedback which is valued. We are currently looking at the signage, and ways to improve it, so this something we are currently addressing. The layout of the animal enclosures is always carefully planned, and it is... More 

Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

I have been to this zoo a number of times as a child and have since returned taking my own daughter. Whenever I holiday in Devon I will continue to visit this zoo. We spent the whole day there as there is plenty to see and plenty of play spaces for children. Again the zoo was very clean and tidy... More 

Thank mitch1422
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

We always visit zoos and animal parks when we are away and this one definitely did not disappoint. It is quite a large zoo so comfy shoes are a must but there is so much to see you just don't realise how quick the time goes. There are plenty of animals to see with the usual feeding times of certain... More 

Thank Lisa S
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

My best part of the visit was the gorilla posing for me . The lions seemed preoccupied and stayed the other end so I couldn't get photos.The tigers paced slowly but trying to have their back to me the whole time. So my best pics were of the gorilla . These are other shots as I have entered into photo... More 

Thank goldylonglocks
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed May 15, 2016

We spent most of the day here and that was without visiting any of the talks. We paid for two joint saver tickets which means we can also get into the Living Coasts. For adults its £24.20, a child £16.50 and a senior citizen £19.40. They also do a family ticket for £71.00 though for entry into Paignton Zoo only... More 

Thank William C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

We had a great day out at the Zoo. We went in February due to the weather we didn't see some animals and it would have been good if we were let know before entry. But we had a good day and will definitely return!

Thank Gemma G
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Visited the zoo as was staying in Paignton and was recommended by my parents. Was a great day out, lots to see and walk around. Pleasantly surprised by how much there was to do! Definitely recommend!

Thank nikt1990
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here as an unexpected trip as we saw the sign on our way back from Brixham. We arrived around 2pm so fairly late in the day but that left us 4 hours before the park shut so we felt that was ample time. We found the park to be very poorly signposted, pathway junctions with no sign... More 

Thank Lisa M
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I took our 14 month old daughter to the zoo today. Such a great day out. Lovely staff, amazing animals and everything clean and tidy. The only criticism I would have is that the signposts pointing to different areas could be clearer as we got lost a few times. A tiny thing and certainly nothing to really... More 

Thank Claire W
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I personally think this is the best zoo around, I have been to longleat, however this is a lot better, the reason I say this is because there is such a big range of animals and is a very big zoo, definitely worth the money.

Thank Arun K

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