Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for some festive fun!

  • Meet Santa in his magical grotto and receive a fantastic present.
  • Hop aboard the Christmas train*
  • Follow the gingerbread trail and pick up a special gift from the elves as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).
  • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**

Tickets: £9.50 per child (normal Zoo admission prices apply)

*The train will not run in severe weather conditions.

**Not included in £9.50 price. 


For just £9.50 children will receive:

  • A Santa meet and greet with present
  • A special gift from the elves upon completion of the gingerbread trail 
  • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

When can I meet Santa?

Christmas at Paignton Zoo is now FULLY BOOKED but you can visit Santa at our sister site Living Coasts.

Sit down to Breakfast with Santa, decorate your own pancakes and make presents for the penguins - for more details and tickets click here.


How much does it cost?

Children (up to 15 years): £9.50

*Please note: This price does NOT include entry to the Zoo. Non-members must pay for day tickets upon arrival. To save time, you can buy standard day tickets online here.


How do I book?


Christmas tickets are available to book online here.

  • Tickets will be sold in 5 minute time slots to keep queuing times down.
  • Please do not arrive earlier than 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • A maximum of 6 children per time slot booking will apply.

Please note: No refunds will be given once a booking has been received.

Payment will be taken when you make your booking.


Kindly sponsored by Union Square Shopping Centre

Quotes An awesome experience. The amount of free space given to the animals was very impressive Quotes