Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Average time spent – 4-5+ hours.
Things to do at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park review
Paignton zoo is located in Paignton, South Devon. They have a full timetable of daily activities so make sure you check the board when you arrive.
At the zoo, there is a reptile tropics and desert house with large greenhouses which are home to free-flying birds and reptiles. You can walk through Lemur woods, this is more fun if you combine it with the talk/feeding times.
There is a suspended wobbly bridge that takes you to the big cats. There are lots of displays around the park telling you about their breeding programs and conservation. Other animals include monkeys, zebra, rhino, giraffe and an African elephant.
Their animal encounter arena is where a lot of the scheduled events take place. You can watch birds of prey flying above your heads and more. Paignton zoo has some great play areas around the park plus nature trails and a walk through aviary with more free-flying birds. There is a Jungle express train at the zoo which takes you around the lake and past the big cats. Train rides are at an additional cost. They also have an indoor play area.
Eating – There are a number of places to eat that serve hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors and there are lots of picnic benches around the zoo.
Facilities in brief – A great variety of animals including some walkthrough enclosures, daily talks and shows (some shows are seasonal), indoor and outdoor play areas, Jungle express train. There are toilets and a range of places to eat.
Entry price – *Higher Priced
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher Priced – between £13 to just over £18 per person. This is a discounted rate that you will get if you book your tickets online in advance. Under 3’s are free.
Opening: Paignton Zoo is open every day except for Christmas day. For up to date opening times and dates please follow this link.
Information on accessibility – Paignton zoo is committed to providing access for all.
Address: Totnes Rd, Paignton TQ4 7EU, Devon, England. Phone: 01803 697500
Category – Zoo – Mostly Outdoors – suitable for all ages.
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