Formal education

Formal education

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is an exciting place to learn, unparalleled in the South West, with:

  • Purpose-built Education Centre
  • 80 acres of Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens with plants and animals from across the world
  • Access to on-site nature reserves

Our education programme has been established for over 50 years and is staffed by a highly professional team of Zoo Education Officers with environmental degrees, teaching qualifications and a variety of field and career experiences in sustainability, environmental conservation, animal management and teaching.

Programmes and resources are National Curriculum and qualification linked and designed to support cross-curricular delivery. All age ranges are catered for, from Early Years to Higher Education, with provision for SEND and gifted and talented requirements.

You can choose from a menu of taught sessions, bespoke structured learning days and residentials, or lead your own teaching with support from our trails and activity packs.

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What You Say
Brilliant, loved every minute of it. Free activities throughout the day, must see the parrot show
It is clear that the zoo is committed to conservation and reducing their carbon footprint.
Astounding zoo to explore, with a whole range of great habitats to gain insights from