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Paignton Zoo – Educational School Trips & Fun Days Out

Location(s)Totnes Road Paignton Devon TQ4 7EU
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsNo
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Enhanced DBSYes
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Planning a school visit? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Here, at Paignton Zoo, our dedicated team of educators pride themselves on the inspirational facilities which can be found on their doorstep.

We're not just a place to visit, we're THE place to visit!

With over 80 acres of land, home to thousands of animals and plants, we're the perfect place to help you bring the broader curriculum to life. We're firm believers that a school trip to the zoo provides a memory that lasts a life time, and with over 50 years of experience behind us, we're confident we can help you to plan the very best learning experience for children of all ages and abilities.

Whether it's a 'sensational start', a 'mid term motivator' or a 'finish with a flourish', our amazing site is sure to tick all of your boxes as you prepare to inspire your young explorers!. From curriculum linked workshops, to self led adventures, there's something for every child, every class, and every subject. Contact us today to find out how we can help.


Bring the curriculum to life with a visit to Paignton Zoo.

Our expert Educators can deliver exciting, curriculum-linked workshops in special themed classrooms (such as the Darwin and Savannah rooms) all designed to get your students engaged in the natural world.

We have an amazing range of artefacts and specimens for children to investigate allowing their senses to come alive. All of our primary sessions are linked to the National Curriculum and encourage exploration, observation, and broadening of a pupils scientific view of the world around them.

For more details download our Primary Workshop Programme (KS1 & KS2).

Booking is required for all workshops so Plan Your Visit here.

To make a booking call our Education Team on 01803 697510 or email us using the contact form below.

Please feel free to download one of our Follow-Up Activities Booklets which contain suggested activities for your class to enhance learning following your visit:
•    KS1
•    Lower KS2
•    Upper KS2  


Inspiring the future generations is of upmost importance to our Educators.

We know that your students care about the environment and are always keen to learn more about the planet we inhabit. With that in mind, we are here to further their thirst for knowledge by providing interactive workshops to grab their attention.

Delivered by an expert education team, our workshops take place in themed classrooms with a wealth of artefacts and specimens for students to discover plus the Zoo site has an endless supply of animals to see!

All secondary sessions are developed by our education team and are linked to the KS3 and KS4 National Curriculum, with an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of scientific ideas.

For more details download our Secondary Workshop Programme (KS3 & KS4).

Booking is required for all teaching sessions, or you can organise your own day. 

To make a booking call our Education Team on 01803 697510 or email us using the contact form below.


"It's got to be said, Paignton Zoo is hard to beat!"

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