For a day out a little closer to your accommodation in Torquay, Paignton is so close you can see it from the seafront! Smaller than Torquay, Paignton is another old favourite for family holidays. With its traditional pier and a packed events programme Paignton is just the place to relax together and enjoy the sea. Oh, and how could we forget its biggest attraction – Paignton Zoo?! Home to more than 3000 animals and covering 4 acres, Paignton Zoo shot to fame when it was the subject of a reality show called ‘Zookeepers’. Prices are frozen until 2012, and combination tickets are available for Living Coasts in Torquay.