Paignton Zoo

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 13.2 miles
Paignton Zoo


Paignton Zoo is currently closed from 5th January 2021 until further notice. This closure is part of the Government’s national lockdown measures to control the spread of coronavirus. Please see the zoo’s website for the answers to any questions you may have.

With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds, you are in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, it is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal.

Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, crocodiles, red pandas, rhinos and even a Komodo dragon! Come rain or shine the Zoo is a fun filled day out for all the family and you’ll need a whole day to explore everything it has to offer!

You can find out more about some of the incredible animals by attending one of the daily keeper talks. See animals enjoy their feeding time or enrichment and find out more about their individual personalities from the people who know them best. Don’t forget to take a trip on the Jungle Express train around the lake to get closer to the action. Let young ones run wild in the outdoor and indoor play areas.

Paignton Zoo is a registered charity, so not only do you get a good day out, you know your money is going to a good cause, supporting education, scientific research and practical conservation. Paignton Zoo supports a number of projects in the UK and overseas that aim to conserve wildlife in the wild, as well as playing a key role in breeding programmes for endangered species. 


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