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“Perfect day out!”
Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #9 of 63 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I was staying in Newquay for a week with my boyfriend and this was the highlight of both our weeks! The Zoo is easy to get to, well kept and bigger than we expected. The talks and animal feeds were excellent and fascinating to watch. With a little bit of patience, we saw all the animals up really close. We could return for a week with our tickets and we made the most of this, with an equally as great trip the second time round.
Only criticism is that the food is a little pricey, but does not detract from the excellence of the Zoo.

Thank Azza_12
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Haven't been to the zoo for about 5 years and was disappointed this visit. There seemed to be less animals although they are mostly in different places. A few birds and not much in the reptile house. Only took an hour to amble around. Just after 4pm when we left and the cafe was already closed ,there were still several people in the zoo so they missed out on quite a few pounds I would have thought. Also felt unhappy about the number of 'solo' animals...where are their mates? Most animals are not meant to be solitary. Not sure that I would go again. Parking fees and entry fees made for an expensive hour or so.

1  Thank Jayne H
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

Tickets are valid for seven days so you can go back a few days later and revisit which was nice, and good value for money!

1  Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

The zoo is very clean animals are very well kept . Once you pay you can go as many times as you like with in that week rain or shine good day by all

Thank alison w
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Plenty of helpful staff which was good for the visitor but also suggested a high level of animal care.

Thank neilmorris838
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