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Newquay Zoo, Newquay

Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Very pricy for what you get. 30 mins to walk around a zoo, very tiny and not much fun for kids. Paid 65 pounds for 2 adults and 3 kids. We was in much better zoo's for cheaper price. Nothing special.....  more »
  • Really lovely little zoo, good for a very full half day or a slow paced full day. Animal experiences there are great (especially red pandas).  more »
  • We were fortunate to visit this lovely little zoo just after Cornwall went into tier 3 but before national lockdown. There was a steady flow of visitors but it was not busy. We walked round the zoo...  more »
  • As an avid zoo goer, Newquay Zoo wasn't the best we've been to, but definitely not the worst either (hence the star rating). Very friendly staff, well priced entrance fee. You have to pay to park too, which was a slight disappointment. You can see and visit everything the zoo has to offer in around 3 hours. There's also a great crazy golf course close by.
  • A fantastic little zoo in the heart of Newquay. Despite its small size, the zoo has a wide variety of interesting animals, and the feeding talks are extremely high quality! On our visit we saw a lynx kitten, which was especially adorable. The otters were also cute, especially with their squeaking before they got fed. Overall a fantastic place to visit, and well worth the price. Make sure to go to as many talks as possible!
  • Lovely little zoo with a variety of animals. Although I felt the lion enclosure was a little too small, the lions were happy and my children loved watching them playing so close up. All the animals seemed happy and well carried for. Accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Food was reasonably priced and very tasty. And a lovely little gift shop at the end too.
  • Another Brilliant day out with our Grandchildren on a return entrance and daughter. Still need to come again as not time to see everything.Very informative and interesting to hear all about the animals even the kids remembered what they had been told. Will be back soon. Staff very friendly
  • I’ve been with friends and my partner on separate occasions, I never get bored of Newquay Zoo. It’s always nice to visit, it’s great fun in groups seeing all the different animals. There’s lots of facilities, the cafe is good and very clean. Would highly recommend

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