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Address: Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 873342
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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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Went on a very wet day and still enjoyed the visit. Penquin and Meerkat keepers spent a lot of time talking with us and were very friendly and informative. Well laid out, not too... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit here quite regular when we are in the area. We found ourselves here on a overcast Tuesday in December. The zoo was quite quite, which was a bonus for us as we managed to walk around and see absolutely everything this zoo has to offer. The animals were on there best behaviour, and they were all out for... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly, well laid out - aminals well cared for - staff very helpful. A great little adventure for all ages.

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a very wet day and still enjoyed the visit. Penquin and Meerkat keepers spent a lot of time talking with us and were very friendly and informative. Well laid out, not too hilly and plenty of animal info. reasonable price and our ticket allowed for a 2nd visit during the week.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Newquay Zoo this summer. I must say this is the best zoo we’ve been to down south West. Varieties of animals to see. Also It's great that some animals are allowed to wander the park too so you can get even closer to them.

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Thank nickstevens79
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a yearly membership and our family love it i have been to bigger zoos but this zoo is really well thought out considering the space they do have a nice variety of animals every staff member i have encountered are really friendly and the zoo is always clean and litter free my kids love all aspects of the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a real animal and zoo lover. I've done most of the zoos and safari parks in the UK and I can honestly state that Newquay Zoo is the worst zoo in the country. The zoo itself is small. Very small. That's not a problem and I've been to other small zoos in the past and had a great time... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are after a great day out in Newquay, and you're a lover of animals, then Newquay Zoo is for you. I love how the zoo is set out, how the animals have a lot of space (including the tigers and wolves) and how relaxed and peaceful the zoo is. My favourites have to be the Meerkats though, and... More 

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Nailsea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little Zoo! the scheduled talks and feeds were great. It was very quiet this time of year so only the Lemur cafe was open but we had a lovely cake and hot chocolates here - very nice. great value for money !

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Thank Jamie M
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little zoo, my son was kept occupied with a good collection of animals. I think this zoo would appeal to all the family very good value for money a great day out.

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Fremington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was lovely seeing all the animals. Liked seeing the pengiuns, lions & otters. The pengiun feeding time didn't start on time which was a let down.

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