Zoo and Wildlife Parks in Torquay
Paignton Zoo is not just one of the UK’s top zoos and a great day out; it is also a conservation and education charity and part of a group of zoos and charities. While Living Coasts is an innovative coastal zoo and aquarium where you can take a journey around the coasts of the world and see amazing animals in naturalistic habitats.
Both the Zoo and Living Coasts have an ever changing time table of events, including feeding the penguins or baboons and talks by the keepers. There is a huge variety of animal attractions in Torquay to enjoy from zoos and aquariums, to petting farms and wildlife centres.
Kids of all ages will love to visit the farm animals where you can get involved, pet the miniature pigs, feed the sheep and donkeys, hold the rabbits or wild birds everyone will love getting up close to these beautiful animals.
There are several zoos in the region too where you can get up close to a host of rare worldwide animals and some more local ones too. Most Zoos and animal attractions will also have indoor play areas and picnic areas so you can really make a full day of it whatever the weather.
Paignton Zoo is part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust and it is our mission to conserve biodiversity by protecting threatened animals, plants and their environments, locally and internationally. Both Paignton Zoo and the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust are conservation, research and education charities and we support many conservation projects around the world.
Living Coasts is an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks. With more fascinating habitats and creatures, there are games, activities and panoramic underwater viewing areas for stunning species.