Opening Times

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Paignton Zoo is open to guests from 10am every day (apart from Christmas Day).

Please see our Zoo Updates page for all the latest information prior to your zoo visit.

Closing times vary according to season and Paignton Zoo management reserve the right to close all or parts of Paignton Zoo as required.

All guests and Annual Pass holders will be required to pre-book their tickets and an arrival time slot online in advance. Annual Pass Holders may check in using Gate 5.

DATES – Zoo opens at 10amLast admission time slotZoo closes
6th September to 30th October 20213:00pm5:00pm
All of the above dates and closing times are subject to change.

Operating Hours: 

  • Some of our catering outlets will close at least one hour prior to our gates closing. Please visit our Food and Drink page for information.
  • Please note that our car park gates will close a maximum of 30 minutes after the zoo grounds closes.