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Birthday ZOOnanza

Join us for Paignton Zoo’s

Birthday ZOOnanza

Sunday 30th June 2024

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We’re celebrating our 101st birthday in style with a Birthday ZOOnanza on Sunday 30th June, and we want you to join us!

We’re planning a jam-packed day of live music, activities, storytelling, animal enrichment making and much, much more.


Normal zoo admission ticket price applies.

*some activities will incur a small additional charge

Tickets Available Now

June 30th 2024.

Terms & Conditions apply.


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Live music throughout the day at our Island Restaurant.

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Musical duo, Bellever…



Vintage Vocalist
Terrie-May McNulty…

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Choir 86…

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And Denise Waterman
from 80’s pop band Tight Fit…

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…will close our birthday celebrations with the UK No.1 hit
‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’!

Animal Engagement

There will be animal talks throughout the day and an activity station where you can create animal enrichment items.


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Large outdoor games with Mane Events



Interactive fun


Storytelling sessions with Luke Marchant, author of The Narzat, which includes a character inspired by our very own gorilla Pertinax. Luke will also be signing copies of his book in our gift shop.

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Craft workshops run by Little Squirrels

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The Cameron Mills Group brings The Rock Project to Paignton Zoo – a music workshop for ages 6+


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Our roaming explorer, flora and fauna first responder, will be scouting the ZOOnanza for new recruits – find him around our site throughout the day to learn more about the vital role insects play in keeping us all healthy and happy!

Have you found a bumblebee that’s sounding more like a mumble-bee? Have you ever come across a hoverfly that’s come over all hover-shy? Or indeed, any kind of insect that looks a little upset?

Then you need…


Pollinator Paramedic




See animals in an unbelievable new way!

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