Wet Weather Days Out in Devon

Lush green branch, wet from rainfall.

When the weather isn’t playing ball, days out with the family and keeping the kids entertained can be a challenge… but a trip to Paignton Zoo will provide enjoyment for everyone AND you won’t have to get soaked through!

So grab your umbrellas, raincoats and wellies and brave any wet weather – we’re open all year round from 10am.

Indoor exhibits

Many of our exhibits are indoors and out of the rain – a few are even very humid to suit the cold-blooded animal residents inside! This includes Tropical Trails, Arid Lands, Crocodile Swamp, Bugs at Home, Amphibian Ark, the Ape Centre and more. 


Covered viewing areas and seating

We have covered seating areas which are perfect for enjoying a picnic or a quick rest! 

Lots of our larger exhibits also have undercover viewing areas where you can take shelter and try to spot some species, such as our big cats, rhinos, zebras and smaller primates. 


Catering outlets

We have a large restaurant with great views of our gibbon island. It has plenty of indoor seating available and smaller catering kiosks located around our zoo, which also have undercover serving and seating areas. 


Retail therapy

Enjoy a spot of shopping and browse the huge range of products and souvenirs from around the world in our gift shop. You will find things from beautiful, unusual homeware to cuddly toys and zoo-branded items. 


Jungle Fun indoor play area

Children under 12 years of age can run wild in our indoor soft play area, Jungle Fun. It’s conveniently located next to toilet facilities and offers seating for adults inside.