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Newquay Zoo

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Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
+44 1637 873342
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Popped in for something to do on a wet horrible day. Ended up spending hours there. It’s only small... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yvonne M
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Too small

This zoo is ok. It is very small and only has a few animals which is a bit of a let down. No... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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
Trenance Park, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
+44 1637 873342
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Popped in for something to do on a wet horrible day. Ended up spending hours there. It’s only small but so many lovely happy animals to see. Staff were fab and really friendly, we even got to feed the meerkats. Made my Daughters day. Worth...More

Thank Yvonne M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This zoo is ok. It is very small and only has a few animals which is a bit of a let down. No elephants, giraffes, rhinos or hippos!! Too many birds. Was really considering asking for a refund. Very disappointing.

2  Thank giftedd1st
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited earlier this week with our 2 year old. The zoo was clean and staff appeared relaxed and friendly. Lots of animals to see in captivity - sadly the enclosures did not seem to be consistent; the lions only having a very small area....More

1  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited over the Christmas period and so it was very quiet, almost like we had the place to ourselves. Surprisingly larger than we thought and with a good selection of animals. Good facilities and cafe. We have our local zoo membership cards which allowed...More

Thank AKL90
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of very very cute animals lots of activities for kids and adults and good food. I would really recommend going.

Thank n0rmalpers0nqw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our twenty something kids who were Down visiting We spent over 3 hours and enjoyed it all, do go to the keeper talks they are very informative Will definitely visit again

1  Thank OwnRailwayCarriage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful day weather wasn’t great but the experience was great lots of information and my son loved it.We do love Newquayzoo as it’s a bit smaller and the keepers /staff are always happy to answer questions.my son loves animals and soaks up information like...More

Thank Lin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic day out for all the family although the weather was not kind. Parking is good. I had hoped for more animals. They do have a large variety of birds. I enjoyed watching the meerkats play.

1  Thank paulines728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite small. Not very impressive for a zoo with a high entry fee. Cafe very overpriced. Did enjoy the amphibian parts. Lots of areas cordoned off.

1  Thank Jamesmarstersfan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, the animals looked okay it was a cold day so im basing it on the animals we saw out and about the others were sensibly tucked up. The restaurant was well run good service and the food we had chilly chips was amazing.

Thank Tammy752
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11 December 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.
2 May 2017|
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Response from Katherine S | Property representative |
Absolutely, Newquay Zoo is still a great day out for all ages. As well as seeing all the animals we recommend listening to the talks too, although aimed at children they are still educational and a great way to see the... More
Zoe l
12 April 2017|
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Response from Katherine S | Property representative |
Hi Zoe, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The answer is "yes" to both. You can either make a note of your booking reference number or bring in a printed out email. Best wishes, George.