AA Logo Powered
by The AA

Our View

Paignton is one of Britain's biggest zoos, set in a beautiful and secluded woodland valley, where the enclosures are spacious and naturalistic. Your visit will take you through some of the world's threatened habitats - Forest, Savannah, Wetland and Desert, with hundreds of species, many of them endangered and part of conservation breeding programmes. There are regular keeper talks, a children's play area, a Jungle Express train, and special events throughout the year. Photo credit: Orang utans - Miriam Haas.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Spacious and naturalistic enclosures set in a secluded woodland valley

aa logo
- AA Inspector
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Totnes Road, PAIGNTON, TQ4 7EU
Phone : 01803 697500


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Footpaths have slight gradient, some steep hills
  • Facilities: Wheelchair loan-booking essential
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10. Closing times vary

About The area

Discover Devon

With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.

Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them. 

Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.

Why Choose Rated Trips

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK

icon example
The Best Coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality Assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan Your Next Trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel Inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.