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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. Add Newquay Zoo to your Newquay travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newquay driving holiday site .
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  • Good value day out, plenty to see although some of the animals seem to be a bit elusive (has anybody actually seen the fishing cat?). Something for everyone. As an added bonus, return visits are free ...  more »
  • I love to visit Newquay zoo when i come down for a holiday, the zoo itself was as always beautiful. The park itself is just great to walk around with all the plants and space, the animals then just ma...  more »
  • Newquay zoo crams a lot in, but there's plenty to see and not too much walking for the kids! The feeding times are informative and interesting-despite what my daughter said and in fact she learnt a lo...  more »
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  • This was our second visit to Newquay Zoo. The children enjoyed it very much. The staff were friendly and informative. I was in a mobility scooter due to a leg injury and I found that there were areas I couldn't access due to the spaces and doorways being to narrow. As a temporary disabled person this was disappointing. I also found the cafe floor extremely slippery. As I said I have a leg injury so was on crutches and this was very unnerving. My husband and daughter also slipped on the floor. Other than those points we enjoyed our day.
  • Great day out with the option to return throughout the next 7 days. Great educational opportunities, talks and feeding viewings. For those who want a closer look there's even the chance to pay for encounters. Reasonably priced and the food is okay, (don't expect anything spectacular or special, mainly chips, burgers and pasties). Lots of information available about the animals and the staff are happy to answer questions and are very friendly and approachable.
  • Very good value for money. Plenty of food and toilet facilities. Animals well looked after. Good even in poor weather. Very child friendly. Would recommend for all ages. Family from West Mids.
  • Great time for the family, good variety for a city zoo. If you buy an annual pass you can come and go as you please and it also gives you free entry into Paignton and living coasts. Bring cash for face painting, but the rest of the snack huts etc. take card.
  • A very clean and welcoming experience. Has the right amount of animals for a couple of hours visit. Nice to think it's not a profit making enterprise and the entrance fee goes back into education and conservation work.

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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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