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Paignton Zoo

A conservation and wildlife haven that delights visitors of all ages.

About Paignton Zoo

Spanning over 80 acres, this award-winning zoo is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species and the promotion of environmental awareness. Home to an extensive collection of animals from around the world, Paignton Zoo offers a captivating opportunity for education and exploration. Visitors can observe majestic big cats, playful primates, exotic birds, and a diverse array of other creatures in carefully designed enclosures that prioritise the animals’ well-being. Beyond the incredible animal exhibits, the zoo also hosts educational programmes, wildlife conservation initiatives, and immersive experiences, making it a fantastic destination for families, nature enthusiasts, and anyone interested in the wonders of the natural world. Paignton Zoo’s commitment to conservation and its engaging exhibits make it a must-visit attraction on the stunning English Riviera.

Getting there

To get to Paignton Zoo from Great Houndbeare Farm, it is recommended to go via car. Get on A30 from Oak road, Marwood lane and B3184 for 4.8 miles. Take M5 and A380 to Waterleat road in Paignton for 25.8 miles. Continue on Waterleat road and you will arrive at your destination.

What to pack

When visiting Paignton Zoo, it’s a good idea to pack a few essentials to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

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