Paignton Zoo

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 13.2 miles
Paignton Zoo


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. 



24 Apr

Ape and Cake

13.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Come along for our exclusive annual Ape and Cake event! Tickets on sale from 25th Feb at 9am.

22 May

Tea with the Tigers

13.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Experience the big cats after hours at Paignton Zoo with tea and cake! Tickets on sale from 25th March at 9am.

23 Jun

Pink Flamingo Day

13.2 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Join us on 23rd June to take part in some flamingo festivities for Pink Flamingo Day!

29 Jul

Global Tiger Day

13.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

Join us on Monday 29th July to celebrate Global Tiger Day here at the Zoo!

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