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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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  • 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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  • 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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