If you fundraise online through Virgin Money Giving, it's super easy to select Paignton Zoo as your chosen charity to donate to.

Just to help you on your way, we have come up with a few fundraising ideas that you can try and do:

Host your own virtual pub quiz

Become the quizmaster amongst your friends and family and host your own virtual pub quiz or games night - you could even make it animal themed!

Ask for a small donation to partake, choose a virtual platform to host and quiz away!


Sponsored step challenge

Keep yourself active during this lockdown and set a daily step count goal e.g to achieve 5,000 steps every day during the lockdown period.

Walking is a great way to keep you fit and healthy, and is also a COVID safe activity for you to participate in as part of your outdoor daily exercise! Keeping yourself feeling good and also doing good for a charitable cause.


Wild at Home

Have you seen our collection of Wild at Home online educational resources? They’re free, downloadable worksheets to inspire and educate children whilst they are learning from home.

Perhaps you could use these resources to create competitions amongst friends. Who can design the best zoo sign for one of our animals? Or who can create a work of art using litter? There’s plenty of activities to choose from, keeping children educated and also helping to raise vital funds for the zoo!


Host a virtual 'coffee and cake event'

Get a group of your loved ones together to hold an online Zoom get-together event, with a small charge for people to join, to fundraise for the zoo!

Coffee and cake is just one idea... you could also do a wine and cheese evening, afternoon tea or anything else.


Put together a fundraising hamper raffle

If you're keen to raise money for the zoo, why not get together some items to hold a hamper raffle? You could charge just a £1 per ticket to enter!


The above are only some ideas and you may of course have your own way that you wish to fundraise for the zoo!
If you do raise money for us during this lockdown, please ensure that you get in touch with us so that we can support you and be aware of your efforts.