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Newquay Zoo

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Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
+44 1637 873342
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Ok, but not worth the entry fee

Quite disappointed with the variety of animals. The only BIG animals were 3 lions, 3 zebras and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David G
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Durham, United Kingdom
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This will is looking like our last visit here. I’ve been a NT member for quite some time now. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carrie w
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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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Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
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+44 1637 873342
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite disappointed with the variety of animals. The only BIG animals were 3 lions, 3 zebras and wildebeest. No elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, tigers, leopards, crocodiles, alligators, flamingos, hyenas, gorillas, chimpanzees etc. Also, a lot of the enclosures are so overgrown you could not see...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This will is looking like our last visit here. I’ve been a NT member for quite some time now. This is a firm favourite of ours. Such fun! Many thanks Carrie & family

Thank Carrie w
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fab day out at the zoo with our 3 year old. Lots to do & see. Would highly recommend for families with small children, school groups too

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredibly toddler friendly. Food, toilet facilities and location all great. As with other travellers I feel the animals didn’t have as much space as they may have needed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely little zoo. Animals appear well cared for and the staff are very friendly and informative. Facilities are plentiful and site is well signposted. Plenty for the young ones to do and experience. What surprised us was that the ticket is valid for...More

1  Thank AndyT50
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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review!. Our 7 day return has proved to be very popular with all visitors so I delighted that you are going to take advantage of that. We look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there on our last day in Newquay . It's was worth going to see this beautiful zoo. Special thing about the zoo is ANIMAL Feeding,plz dnt miss it SPECIALLY the Lions FEEDING its awesome.More

1  Thank Arsenal F
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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you managed to listen to some of our talks. Our education team do try and provide visitors with informative and enjoyable talks so its great hear some positive feedback. We look...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why there are so many negative reviews, its a smaller zoo but the list of animals online is not misleading, you could easily spend half a day here and it was great value for money, more importantly unlike some zoo's I have visited...More

1  Thank AberdeenKev83
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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day so much with us, thank you for your review. Our staff work very hard to ensure that our animals are happy and comfortable so its great to see that you observed this. Many...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I am not big on Zoo's as I don't like to see animals pacing up and down in their pens that are too small. This zoo is different and the overall feeling of the place is how close you can get to the animals....More

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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon Thank you so much for leaving us such a lovely 5 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your day with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Newquay Zoo again in the future The NZ Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is so much to see here and nothing was boring at all. The place is really clean and tidy and the staff were all really friendly. I really like how there is a place to wash your hands after touching the animals as well

1  Thank Alexandra R
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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Thank you for leaving us such a lovely 5 star review!. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and I am delighted that you enjoyed your day. we look forward to welcoming you back to Newquay Zoo in the future The NZ Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited 3 June and almost didn't visit due to mixed reviews. Please don't be put off its fantastic. Not a huge zoo but all animals very well cared for and happy and relaxed. Spotlessly clean and couldn't fault staff who genuinely loved and cared for...More

1  Thank Debange F
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Katherine S, Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to write it. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day so much. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you to Newquay Zoo in the near...More

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Bhaveena
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Katherine S | Property representative |
It's the same price online as it is at the entrance
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Bhaveena
February 12, 2018|
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Response from Vicky T | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s cheaper online but you don’t have to book a specific day which is handy!
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TommyGLT
December 11, 2017|
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Response from Lin K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I found we saw more animals in Dec than we did in the summer .there was less foliage ( and visitors) so the animals could be seen better.
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