Aquariums & Zoos
At the best Aquariums & Zoos across South Devon, there is so much fun for you and all the family!
Visit all kinds of amazing animals of sea, land, and sky at some of South Devon’s best attraction sites it has to offer…
(Places are listed in alphabetical order)
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Dartmoor Zoo’s research department is dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and conducting research that helps improve captive animal management. Our aim is to be a leading animal cognition research centre. We are at the beginning of this really exciting journey after building the Dartmoor Institute of Animal Science (DIAS) POD, in partnership with Plymouth University.
Miniature Pony Centre
The miniature pony centre sits on the edge of wild and magical Dartmoor in Devon is a hidden gem of all things small, cute and cuddly. Can you imagine being able to go into a paddock and to be surrounded by miniature ponies and tiny foals? The Miniature Pony Centre is an animal lover’s idea of heaven located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park!
The National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean. Home to over 4,000 Ocean animals just waiting to meet you, the NMA will take you on a journey around the world via our Ocean, giving you the chance to connect with our amazing blue planet.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
With over 2,500 animals across 80 acres – you’re in for a really wild time at Paignton Zoo. Located in Devon, Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover and get in touch with your inner animal. Get up close to some of the animal wonders of the world across our specially designed habitats.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Set in an acre of the woodland garden above the attractive coastal village of Shaldon, we look after, and help preserve, some of the rarest and most endangered animals in the world. On this site, you will find information on our animals and the ways in which we are helping with their conservation. You can also buy some of our gift experiences and find out how to get involved with the Trust.