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Address: Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
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+44 1637 873342
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Set in lush sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is home to more than 1,000 of...

Set in lush sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is home to more than 1,000 of the world's rare and exciting creatures. Just a short walk from Newquay's town centre and world famous surfing beaches, the Zoo is both one of Cornwall's most exciting visitor attractions and a leading conservation charity.

It's the only place in Cornwall where you can see lions devour their lunch before taking a leisurely stroll through a tropical rainforest, surrounded by free flying birds.

Keeper talks and animal feeds take place throughout the day but if you fancy an even closer animal encounter we offer visitors the chance to meet and feed our cheeky lemurs, friendly penguins and impossibly cute meerkats!

See wildebeest, waterbuck, nyala antelope and zebra roaming in our African Savannah and enjoy some familiar faces in The Village Farm - one of our most popular exhibits which includes many children's favourites such as pot-bellied pigs, African pygmy goats, turkeys and striped squirrels.

And if all that isn't enough to keep the kids amused, we also have activity trails, face painting, a children's play area, dragon maze...and much more.

Besides enjoying a great family day out, when you visit Newquay Zoo you'll also be supporting our vital education, research and conservation work, all designed to protect endangered animals from extinction. We're playing a key role in the international effort to save animals through conservation breeding.

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Good day out

Not the biggest zoo but what they have is good the highlight was the lion feeding at 2.30 there is zebra wildebeest red pandas monkeys tropical house lynx penguins otters tamars... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited Newquay zoo so many times throughout my childhood and my sons life but we always come back, it's only a ten minute drive from where we live so is local too. I visited with my 6 year old and 2 year old nephew over the half term, the weather was beautiful which made the day more enjoyable.... More 

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Thank layllaj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the biggest zoo but what they have is good the highlight was the lion feeding at 2.30 there is zebra wildebeest red pandas monkeys tropical house lynx penguins otters tamars to mention a few but not somewhere you can spend the full day there simply is not enough so after four hours and walking round twice the kids had... More 

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Thank James M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Zoo on Valentine's Day this year and it was lovely. The zoo is small and simple but was well cared for and is great fun for all ages. The only animal we couldn't see was the Fossa which was disappointing as that's what my boyfriend wanted to go to the zoo to see. The rest of the... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Newquay zoo isn't huge, and isn't up to the standards of Paignton or Bristol for example. But it has a good selection of animals, all easy to spot with nice enclosures. The Lions are very impressive at the moment, being a brother and two sisters, and very playful together. You can also return for up to seven days, so if... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I spent an enjoyable three hours at Newquay zoo today and could have spent longer. I honestly don't understand some of the whinging reviews. Newquay zoo is not the size of Whipsnade - did that really surprise you?! It's not huge but neither is it tiny - it has a varied and interesting collection, it's well laid... More 

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Newquay Zoo maybe small in size, but it packs in a lot and kept my 4 year old very entertained for 3 hours. Price of entry is reasonable and the gardens are lovely. Not enough animals for older children but a good little local zoo.

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Thank Hannah_Markland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If the weather is fine then brilliant day out with an amazing selection of animals. Restaurant didn't have the best choice of foods and gift shop wasn't cheep but great day had.

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Thank Paul Dale H
Worplesdon, Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice day out and good value. Cafe could do with an update, it was really busy and a bit pokey at lunchtime. The food was uninspiring too.

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Thank Lucie A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo was amazing fun for our 3 years old , the lions were the highlight. Interesting to see how the feeding took place, allocated times were well worth the wait. Meerkats were fun too! Lots of monkeys and creatures in the dark, gift shop pricey! I was looking forward to the safari park but the main attractions were missing.... More 

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Thank K J
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the zoo was brilliant, although out of season we still saw all the animals but without the crowds. The cost is fair with an option to donate and it also gets entry for the week should you wish to return which is great value. The good thing about the zoo is you can get round it as... More 

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