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Newquay Zoo, Newquay

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#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Cornwall
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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  • We decided on our free day to visit the zoo and glad we did .The zoo was very quiet with it being the winter time but we got a lovely day weatherwise and found the zoo better than we thought .lots of ...  more »
  • Really enjoyed walking around the zoo, we only had just over an hour to see everything as we arrived late in the day. We saw near enough everything only one or two exhibits were hiding away from every...  more »
  • We don't normally like watching caged creatures, but Newquay Zoo is a surprise - it has a number of rare and endangered species which would others not exist for much longer. One can argue the ethics o...  more »
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  • First time visiting the zoo. We found it very welcoming and clean. Staff happily chatted if they weren't busy. The zoo its self though smaller than most gives you excellent vantages to see animals from all angles, was especially impressed with how close you could get to the lions and lynx. A fair few of the enclosures cater for smaller children to b able to see the animals without having to be held which was great for my 2 year old. Thoroughly enjoyable would recommend to anyone.
  • Small zoo with close proximity to enclosures. Keeper talks very good at feeding times. First visit was cut short by rain but if you get your ticket validated you can return again within 7 days. Made a return visit with better weather. Great day out for the family. Highly recommended.
  • We enjoyed our trip at the zoo today. We took our own lunch but I looked at cafe prices and thought they were very reasonable for anyone looking to purchase food on site. The range of animals isn't extensive but what they have, they present well. Talks were regular and informative. We enjoyed learning sign language for various animals at the zoo too.
  • Just a brilliant zoo. Lots of mammals and birds. Tons to see for its size. Animals feeding and talks were informative and fun. We took a 5 yr old and a 3 yr old. Lots to do and lots of parks to play in as well. Parking does cost though.
  • Always well presented. Clean, and tidy. Always worth a visit. Both my kids enjoy it whenever we go. Food is decent value for money. :-)
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