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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

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Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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A wonderful and lovely place to visit

Firstly my wife and I opted for the Giraffe feeding experience and booking online and arranging the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
HarrythedogPlymouth
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Plymouth
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Great day out

Love this zoo. Take as much time as you want walking round seeing the animals and birds. Kept clean... read more

Reviewed yesterday
v_burchell1
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around 2,500 animals across 80 acres, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant...more
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Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Firstly my wife and I opted for the Giraffe feeding experience and booking online and arranging the date of visit was easy. Pre paid tickets allow you to use a faster admission isle which is handy. We both thought the zoo is fabulous. Everything is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this zoo. Take as much time as you want walking round seeing the animals and birds. Kept clean and tidy. There are a few steep walkways but they have benches if need to rest so you can take in the lovely environment and relax...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the zoo today for a giraffe experience that my partner had brought for my birthday last week. We arrived and were amazed at how friendly all the staff and volunteers were. We made our way round for the giraffe experience were we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter, son, granddaughter and myself visited Paignton Zoo on 18.3.2019. A chilly day but well wrapped up we looked forward to our day. My son hired a motability scooter from the front desk which was so helpful considering how huge the zoo is. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner visited this zoo on 14.03.19. This was a slightly wet and windy day and most of the outlets across the park were closed except the main cafe where the food is very tasty reasonable price and staff in there so polite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GWB82
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your great review! It's fantastic to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your visit to us last week - despite the mixed weather! Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff. All of our...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought the annual pass and we went 3 times in the first week... so much to see, we never get tired of it!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CoralieHilton
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Coralie, thank you for taking the time to leave your fantastic review! We're really pleased to hear that you have become an Annual Pass member and have already made the most of your pass while enjoying your visits! Keep an eye on our social...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this zoo was one of the best I've visited so many animals even crocodiles! A little place to get face painted shop is expensive like all places you go we took a picnic but this is second time we have been food expensive...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Katiemm1989
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Katie, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! It's really great to hear that you feel we are one of the best zoos you have visited and that you enjoyed your day. We are incredibly fortunate to be home to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being a great fan of zoos overall, I can say that this zoo is definitely one of the best. The animals are very well cared for and there's lots to do and see. The shop is big and full of interesting goodies. The cafe...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Seaside824457
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review! We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us and managed to get up close and learn more about many of the amazing animals we are home to. We take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family have had an annual pass for the last few years and we never tire of coming to the zoo. There is always something new to see or experience. Recommend pass if local or visit more than 3 times a year.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank peterjL5302BG
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Peter, thank you for taking the time to leave your great five-dot review! It's wonderful to hear that you and your family are Annual Pass members and enjoy your visits to the Zoo. Keep an eye out on our website and social media accounts...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a short trip away and take in a visit to Paignton Zoo. We were not disappointed. Absolutely great day out. Lovely weather and the park was fantastic. We really look forward to returning again. Only improvement would be for some of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Michaeltrevaskis
Katherine S, Guest Relations Manager at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to leave your brilliant review! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to us and managed to stop by on a sunny day! Thank you also for your kind words regarding our staff and...More

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Response from lears1985 | Reviewed this property |
It costs £19.60 for an adult ticket if you pay on the day, but you may have to queue so it might be worth buying online and picking up at the gates so you get more time in the zoo.
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Tracey S
1 September 2018|
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Response from rediffusion | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do, I don't believe you have to pre-book but if it is a busy time, you might want to contact them in advance and check to make sure you will get one.
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