Our Education Officers have designed a range of resources, suitable for all ages to enhance your visit to the Zoo. The trails and worksheets listed below encourage students to make observations and gather information as they explore. We hope they help to make your Zoo visit more enjoyable and worthwhile.


Baby Animals (for group leaders)
Fur, Feathers, Skin and Scales
Look and See


Animals at Risk
Animal Trail
Colour and Pattern
Fur, Feathers, Skin and Scales
Habitats and Adaptation
Tropical Forest

KS3 and 4

Health and Safety
Scientific Enquiry
Tropical Forest Trail

The following five trails should enable you to disperse the students to five different
areas of the Zoo while allowing you to keep track of where they are. We suggest that at least
one member of staff is situated in each of the trail areas.

Savannah Habitat
Monkey Heights
Forest Habitat
Reptile Tropics and Desert House


Classification of Animals
Social Behaviour Study
Fascinating Footprints Trail
Green Facts Trail

If you would like copies, please contact the Education Department by telephone on 0844 474 2224.

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 really enjoyed my visit and cannot wait to come and see all the animals again.
Excellent value for money, the best Zoo we have ever visited. Everything is so clean and well maintained; all animals look very happy and content.