Visit Paignton Zoo this Christmas for a magical experience!

  • Meet Santa in his magical cabin and receive a great present.
  • Hop aboard the Christmas train* to spot the hidden elves
  • Take the snowball throwing challenge in the Jungle Fun play area.
  • Indulge in festive food and drink at our Island Restaurant**
  • Pick up some chocolate coins and magical reindeer dust as you leave (available only for children who have booked to meet Santa).  

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
  • Chocolate coins and reindeer dust to take home
  • Christmas train ride for one child and one adult

When can I meet Santa?

Every day from Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th December

You can meet Santa at the following times:

10.30 a.m.     12.00 noon      2.00 p.m.

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 online at www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

How do I book?


Tickets are available 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 will apply.

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

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