News and further information

News releases from Paignton Zoo are posted in the News section and are automatically archived. Pictures associated with stories and any further information can be obtained by contacting us (see above for contact details).

Location filming and photography

Paignton Zoo is a registered conservation and education charity. Our 80-acre site is home to hundreds of animals from around the world, as well as beautiful botanic gardens which offer a range of location opportunities for filming.

We are open to the public 364 days a year, and our visitors are entitled to experience the entire zoo with the minimum of distraction. Permission to film or photograph at the zoo is granted subject to certain conditions and we consider each location request on an individual basis.

Location fees are set depending upon a variety of factors, such as the size of the crew and the length of time on site, the nature and purpose of the project, its potential promotional value to the zoo, the potential disruption to the zoo and the extent to which the zoo is required to support the project.

If you are interested in photography or filming at Paignton Zoo, please contact us.