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“Best zoo in the uk”

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best zoo in the uk”
Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

Wow what can you say about this zoo . its brilliant. So many different species of animals, very clean and animals well looked after. Will be renewing my annual pass again soon and can't wait to take my little one there and to enjoy this wonderful place as well.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Winter's treat”
Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Walked and walked for miles. The zoo is far larger than we had anticipated and had many many more animals than expected. Spent the whole day being thoroughly entertained by vast array of species. Favourites had to be gorillas with their 'comforters' and meerkats under the heat lamps. Brilliant day out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Visited the zoo at Paignton many times. We are both now annual members. We nake the effort to travel from Cardiff at least 3 - 4 times a year to visit the zoo.

Has to be by far one of the best zoos to visit in the country.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“great Zoo”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Lovely zoo, many types of animals. Set in grounds that have interesting plants. Food is good at the canteen, nice jacket potatoes, fair price. Great for kids, but lots of walking. Indoor areas with activities for kids, including ball pits. Great value if you live locally to get a annual pass, interesting even on a rainy day.

Visited November 2013
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Paignton, Devon, UK
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Paignton Zoo.”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A good day out, but look at all family options on price. A good long day and all the animals a zoo should have. A bit hilly so can be arduous for toddlers, hire a push chair. Parking adjacent to the zoo.

Visited August 2013
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