Paignton Zoo

Distance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 13.2 miles
Paignton Zoo


Paignton Zoo will reopen on Monday 6th July with the first two days (6th and 7th July) reserved for annual pass holders only, then from the 8th July we will once again be open to the general public. Entry will be permitted in half-hour slots through the day and will need to be booked in advance through the website. The zoo will be open from 10am to 6pm daily, please see the website for which of the exhibits will be open and which will remain closed.

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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The Great Big Brick Safari

13.1 miles from the centre of Kingsbridge

This Summer, Paignton Zoo will be home to over eighty giant wild animal models made from over one million LEGO® bricks!

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