Things To Do in Devon: Events at Paignton Zoo

There's always something going on at the Zoo, whether it's our daily programme of keeper talks and feeding times or one of our special events. Meet one of our expert keepers or watch some of the animals being fed; meet our resident birds in the Feathered Feats Bird Show or see if there's a special event taking place. Take a look and use our handy day planner to build your perfect day at Zoo.

  • Amazing Ant Trail

    Amazing Ant Trail

    1 January 2014 - 31 December 2014

    Each year leading up to our 100th birthday we will be celebrating a different species. This year we’re celebrating invertebrates! We want you to be involved with the...

  • Butterfly Release

    Butterfly Release

    15 April 2014 - 30 April 2014

    As part of our Incredible Invertebrates year we will release 800 colourful butterflies into our tropical Crocodile Swamp. Be sure to visit us in April to watch them spring into...

  • Insect Week

    Insect Week

    24 May 2014 - 30 May 2014

    To celebrate the launch of our fantastic new invertebrate exhibit "Investigate" we are hosting a fun-filled insect themed week. During May half term there...

  • Ape and Cake Evening

    Ape and Cake Evening

    4 June 2014

    Join us for an exclusive opportunity to eat cake with the apes at Paignton Zoo! Go behind the scenes and learn about our primates with the chance to quiz keepers about what...

  • Zoo Walk

    Zoo Walk

    12 July 2014

    Join us on our first sponsored Zoo Walk on Saturday 12th July 2014! Encourage your friends and family to sponsor you to take part in the Zoo Walk where you will follow clues...

  • Wild Weeks

    Wild Weeks

    28 July 2014 - 22 August 2014

    Wild Week Summer Schools for children aged 8 – 12 years. 28th July – 1st August, 4th - 8th August, 11th - 15th and 18th – 22nd August 2014 Spend a fun...

  • Ape and Cake Evening

    Ape and Cake Evening

    10 September 2014

    Join us for an exclusive opportunity to eat cake with the apes at Paignton Zoo! Go behind the scenes and learn about our primates with the chance to quiz keepers about what...

  • Annual Charity Golf Day at Churston Golf Club

    Annual Charity Golf Day at Churston Golf Club

    18 September 2014

    Join us at Churston Golf Club for our annual Charity Golf Day to raise funds for our vital conservation work. Teams of two to four players are invited to compete in this...

  • BioBlitz

    BioBlitz

    19 September 2014 - 20 September 2014

    Primley Park Are you passionate about local plants and wildlife? Do you understand the importance of biodiversity? Then we need your help! Join us in our ‘BioBlitz’...

  • Will Week

    Will Week

    6 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

    Did you know an estimated 7 out of 10 people have not made a will? If you have not yet made a Will come along to Paignton Zoo and do it. Meet with a professional solicitor from...

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What You Say
Paignton Zoo is a great day out - lots of animals, lots of plants, lots of space. It's ideal for families but people of all ages will have a good time. It's fun and surprising and exciting and unpredictable
I loved every minute; I especially loved the rhinos and elephant. An amazing day!
Excellent day out, I would recommend a visit to anyone.