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Address: Trenance Gardens, Newquay TR7 2LZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 873342
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Description: Set in lush sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo is home to more than 1,000...
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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This was a very pleasant few hours spent in the company of Newquay's finest animals. It is a mini zoo but still with lots to see and good variety of environments. The Lions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Tim C
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was a very pleasant few hours spent in the company of Newquay's finest animals. It is a mini zoo but still with lots to see and good variety of environments. The Lions are particularly spectacular. Reasonable value for money - cafe facility a bit small and overcrowded.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Took our 6year old son who enjoyed it but it was expensive for a 2-3 hour visit. Make sure you listen to some of the talks happening otherwise it will be a short visit. It was difficult as we couldn't see quite a few animals as they were in the undergrowth which is partly understandable but difficult when your child... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we really appreciate your feedback and are glad your son enjoyed Newquay Zoo. We have over 1,000 animals at Newquay Zoo with animal welfare being our main priority. We even have new enclosures on the way! With your admission we also provide a free return 7 day pass which allows you to visit as many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Went for a day out and loved every bit of it such a shame that the parking is so expensive and on a time limit

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals especially the Meerkats! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo with animal welfare being our main priority. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as... More 

St. Keverne
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Just finishing up a lovely day at Newquay Zoo. The Zoo is a smaller one but the enclosures are well set out and the place is clean. The animal feeding times are well spaced so you can see them all and the talks that go with them informative. Keeper Mark Norris deserves special mention for his enthusiastic & entertaining style... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo with animal welfare being our main priority. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as possible but fun!... More 

bristol
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo with two young children (age 6 and 4) and found it to be a great choice of activity. The zoo is easy to find with lots of car park space behind the zoo (pay and display). The entry cost is expensive as the only option is to buy a weekly pass. There are lots of small animals... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as possible but fun! Due to the car park being council... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

newquay zoo is brilliant. small but has everything you want in a zoo. even better that when you pay you get a ticket which allows you to get in free for the following 7 days. very friendly staff and clean enclosures, paths etc.

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo with animal welfare being our main priority. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as possible but fun!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Take my 3 year old at least 3 times a year as he is obsessed with penguins.its an amazing place where you can spend many hours.

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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, this zoo isn't massive however as we had a 1 year old who was between walking and his pushchair, it was small enough tobefriendly and safe feeling, Lots of places to eat your own picnics, however on this day we ate at the cafe, which I have to say was really nice. Not mass produced microwaved rubbish. We saw... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as possible but fun! We are glad you enjoyed our food.... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Before visiting, I was told from one person it was amazing and told by another that it was rubbish. There were more animals than I thought there would be. The price isn't the cheapest but if you pay once you can come in free for the rest of the week. We went over two days because it started raining on... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We have over 1,000 animals here at Newquay Zoo with animal welfare being our main priority. We have even more new enclosures on the way! We also try to make Newquay Zoo as educational as possible but fun!... More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I visited in half term with my daughter who is 10 years old. We had a lovely few hours at the Zoo. The enclosures are generally very well thought out and animals seem healthy. The planting throughout the park is well thought out and makes the surroundings attractive.The only negative was seeing that the Fossa was demonstrating some signs of... More 

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NewquayZoo, Marketing Manager at Newquay Zoo, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! We really appreciate your feedback! We are glad you and your daughter had a great time and enjoyed observing our animals! We are glad she loved the Red Pandas they are one of the favourites at the zoo and can sometimes be quite hard to spot since they like to climb high up in the tree.... More 

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