At Paignton Zoo we have plenty of things to see and do whatever the weather. So, if you have planned a day out with the kids and you are wondering where to go in the rain, don’t let the weather put you off!
Many of our animals are housed in warm buildings, especially the lush and steamy rainforest environment of Reptile Tropics, hot and humid Crocodile Swamp and warm and inviting Amphibian Ark. You can also visit the giant Desert Glasshouse, Giraffe and Elephant House, Ape Centre, Monkey Heights, Nocturnal House and many more undercover areas.
Our covered boardwalk will lead you to the Island Restaurant where you can refuel and warm up with a freshly cooked breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Next to the Island Restaurant is the inviting and fully licensed Café Bar.
Jungle Fun is our indoor play area, the ideal place for children to let off steam and perfect for all weather conditions, then you can get up close to some of the world’s most spectacular birds in our Feathered Feats Bird Show which is housed in the Animal Encounters theatre (seasonal).
Our Discovery Centre has exciting activities for children, families and visitors of any age, and for some retail therapy the Living World gift shop offers a wide selection of unusual gifts from around the world including ponchos and umbrellas.
Meet over 2,000 animals, shop, eat and be entertained come rain or shine at Paignton Zoo, the all-weather visitor attraction!
An awesome experience. The amount of free space given to the animals was very impressive.
We've been to Paignton zoo several times and love it each time, especially the gorillas.
Very good clean zoo, lots of animals, fun filled packed day!