We are limiting the number of guests per day, including Annual Pass holders and anyone who has a complimentary ticket. Entry will be permitted in half-hour slots throughout the day (this refers to your arrival time, not the length of your visit).

If you are buying new tickets or are an Annual Pass holder, you can pre-book your day tickets/time slot here. You can currently book to visit us up to the end of November 2020.

If you have a Childminder Pass, complimentary ticket or an existing pre-paid ticket, please call 01803 697500 to book your time slot.


first admission time slot

Last admission time slot Zoo Closes
From 7th September to 25th October 2020 Between 10am and 10:30am Between 2:30pm and 3pm 5:00pm
From 26th October for the rest of 2020 Between 10am and 10:30am Between 2:30pm and 3pm 4:30pm
Christmas Eve - 24th December 2020 Between 10am and 10:30am Between 12pm and 12:30pm 2:00pm
Christmas Day - 25th December 2020 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

Paignton Zoo reserves the right to change the times given here. Please check for closing times whilst at the zoo.


Buy tickets/book your entry slot here

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