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Our animal and plant collections are fantastic living examples that can enable your pupils to develop a better understanding of structure, function, behaviour and the many other topics and concepts that are part of the curriculum. Alternatively, the zoo offers a great location for activities week and reward trips, with a bit of stealth learning thrown in.

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Meet and greet

We will meet you at our coach turning circle as you arrive, and give a short welcome with zoo gossip, instructions and a challenge for your pupils. This is delivered outdoors and ensures your pupils get the best from their day!

Education Matt presenting a Virtual Visit

What we offer

If you would like teaching input on your visit, we can complement your classroom learning with one of our free mini-sessions at an enclosure. Alternatively, you can book our sustainability lecture (KS3/4) or our walking tours (KS4) (additional charges apply).

Full details of our offering can be found here.

Male squirrel monkey at Paignton Zoo

How to book

To make a booking and discuss what we can offer you, please email [email protected] or call 01803 697510.

All the information you require for a visit, including risk assessment guidelines, will be emailed to you after booking.

Yellow-banded poison dart frog at Paignton Zoo

Further links

Terms and conditions relating to school visits can be found here.

Home educators are able to take advantage of educational rates of entry. Please see our home educators page for full details.