Paignton Zoo - English Riviera Attractions Partnership

Paignton Zoo


Discover more about Paignton Zoo!

Paignton Zoo are offering senior visitors (65+) an incredible day to explore and learn more about the zoo.

Spend the morning discovering some of the amazing animals they are home to and beautiful gardens they live amongst and in the afternoon, you will be taken on a choice of one of their guided walks or talks around the zoo, before returning to the Island Restaurant for a delicious cream tea to round off the afternoon.


Choice of talks:

Tales of the potting shed: a green fingered guide to the grounds

Centenary zoo: a talk on their history

A day in the life of the zoo: a stroll to discover zookeeper highlights



Selected dates throughout September and October



£19.99 per person (includes zoo admission, guided walk & talk and a cream tea)

Spaces are limited, so pre-booking is essential.



With dozens of different animals across 80 acres of beautiful, spacious grounds – you are in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo! Located in South Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and one of Britain’s top zoos. Come rain or shine, the zoo is a fun-filled day out for the whole family.

Discover all your favourite species, big and small, including gorillas, orang-utans, giraffes, lions, tigers, cheetahs, flamingos, red pandas and rhinos, and be ready for a few surprises along the way too.

All tickets and arrival time slots have to be pre-booked online in advance, through the Paignton Zoo website here.

To refuel during the day, there are various food outlets around the site to grab a drink or snack, including the Island Restaurant in the heart of the zoo. Situated in the main entrance, the Living World gift shop is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys and branded souvenirs.

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 around the world. 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 are and endangered species. You can also help by purchasing an Annual Pass, for entry all year round to Paignton Zoo.

Paignton Zoo is open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day). Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year so please see the website or call Paignton Zoo on 01803 697500.