From our iconic Jungle Express train to our on-site nature trail - there is loads to see and do at Paignton Zoo for all the family!
indoor and outdoor play areas
If you’re feeling energetic there are both indoor and outdoor play areas where young adventurers can swing, slide and climb! Close by you’ll find picnic areas, snack shacks and our beautiful Island Restaurant to keep you refreshed throughout the day with delicious food and drinks - and give adults a little time to relax!
jungle express train
Our Jungle Express train is a perfect chance to get a different view into the tiger and lion exhibits, ride past our gorilla island; see the gibbons swinging in the trees, the flamingos bathing in the pond and the beautiful birds of Brookside Aviary.
Weather permitting the train will run daily from Easter to October. Throughout the winter months, the train runs at weekends only. There is a small charge for the train - tickets can be purchased by the train station.
winged wonders bird show - april to september
Our seasonal Winged Wonders bird show takes place inside our Animal Encounters Theatre from April through to September, and is bought to you by our friends at The Devon Bird of Prey Centre. This spectacular display is not to be missed whatever the weather! Get up close with amazing birds as they swoop and fly just above your head; it’s an exciting experience for all ages. Shows usually run three times a day - please see the board at the main entrance for more details.
Explore even further and you’ll find yourself in the tranquil woodland of our Clennon Gorge Nature Trail. The trail begins near Lemur Wood and is the perfect chance to spot some incredible native wildlife. The route is fairly easy and takes around 10 minutes.
(Please note: Due to the terrain, the trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or electric mobility scooters).
Face Painting - peak season only
From Easter to September we offer face painting in the cabin located on the boardwalk near the Zoo entrance. With lots of amazing designs to choose from, children can look like their favourite zoo animal! Please note that there is a charge for face painting.
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