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Newquay Zoo, Newquay

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Get closer to wild animals from around the world at Newquay Zoo, sheltering over 130 species. This zoo, Cornwall’s largest, features an African Savannah and a Philippines area, which houses endangered fishing cats, visayan warty pigs, and Philippine spotted deer. The zoo also houses an important conservation breeding program for threatened red pandas, lemurs, marmosets, tapirs, lions, and meerkats, to name just a few. Inside the zoo’s atmospheric tropical house, rain forest plants and animals are protected. Animal encounters and feeding times are available throughout the year, several times a day. A Tarzan adventure trail, children’s play area, and a dragon maze are provided for families with small kids. The site’s special events program runs all year, with updates on the zoo’s website. Use our Newquay itinerary builder to add Newquay Zoo and other attractions to your Newquay vacation plans.
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  • Went for and we got to see a whole bunch of animals you don't normally see. Never see a red panda actually outside and moving before but we did here. Good to see the Civit (even if it was in a very da...  more »
  • we visited this zoo as a couple on a holiday in newquay. Its quite a large zoo and has numerous animals, i love lions and we watched them get fed which was great! there are a few animals missing, ther...  more »
  • Although a modestly-sized zoo, Newquay's enclosures were large and well-kept, and we found animals clearly had appropriate enrichment opportunities. We especially liked Alex's keeper talks, which comb...  more »
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  • Visited here a couple of times in the last two years. All the animals look very well cared for and have plenty of space and lots to do. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, there are regular talks at various locations throughout the day which were informative and entertaining. Food is available in the cafe, very nice but a little pricey.
  • Great place to spend a few hours. Good value at just over £10 each on a family ticket, which includes a return within 7 days. The grounds are really well kept, and all the animals and birds were easy to see.
  • A perfect place for all the family. Not the biggest zoo but enough to keep everyone occupied for a few hours and somewhere to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. Lovely gardens and a perfect layout for people of all abilities. Loved our family day there and so did my children. If your in Newquay and stuck for something to do, don't hesitate in visiting the zoo! It's worth it believe me.
  • On holiday from North London, took the kids (5 and 12years) and spent a really great day at Newquay Zoo. When you park there's a nice little play ground and cafe that kept them busy for ages and the Zoo itself had a really nice feel about it with staff walking about to help any questions. A little face painting hut so my daughter was excited to be a Zebra for the day. It's obviously not like enormous London Zoo but in many ways the intimate and manageable feel was better for the kids and both fascinated by the meerkat feeding and talk.
  • Lots of animals for the size of the zoo. Perfect for our 2 year old. Not too much walking compared to Paignton zoo but still lots to keep everyone entertained. We really enjoyed our trip to Newquay zoo.

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Where to stay in Newquay

As you would expect from a world-class coastal destination, Newquay is home to some of Cornwall's finest seaside hotels and B&Bs. To experience the best of what this surf capital has to offer, stay close to the water and book your rooms at one of Newquay's self-catering cottages. They offer comfort and privacy minutes from the town center and its golden beaches. Each cottage features a separate entrance, ample parking, and a cozy yard, with patio furniture and a BBQ provided for your convenience.
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