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Top things to do in Newquay

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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Newquay
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride and Lappa Valley Steam Railway offers three different railways experiences, with... more » Owner description: Everyone, young or old, loves a train ride and Lappa Valley Steam Railway offers three different railways experiences, with over three miles of track! Your journey begins with the mile-long trip, from Benny Halt Station, on a miniature steam locomotive taking you through the picturesque wooded valley to East Wheal Rose. Here you will find more railways, a fabulous wooded valley to explore with a boating lake, a path maze, crazy golf, play area, plus delicious food in the Whistle-Stop cafe and a gift shop packed with everything about trains and more. Lappa Valley is the ideal day out for a family, loads for the kids to do all day and plenty to entertain mums and dads too! « less
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Owner description: Only a ten-minute walk along a coastal path to Old Polzeath, the beach is well known for its surf, which makes it ideal for... more » Owner description: Only a ten-minute walk along a coastal path to Old Polzeath, the beach is well known for its surf, which makes it ideal for Malibu and body surfing. « less
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
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... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Specialty Museums; Outdoors
Owner description: Walk through the caves and coves of Old Cornwall with our live pirates as they tell you the stories and legends from King... more » Owner description: Walk through the caves and coves of Old Cornwall with our live pirates as they tell you the stories and legends from King Arthur's time through to the 1700s, the time of smugglers and pirates.For those, who dare, the Sunken Village awaits. This can be a scary place and many will opt for the safe route.This is an activity for older children and adults.Tours last around 35 minutes. « less
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and... more » Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the aquarium’s heart is the ocean tank where an underwater walk-through tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with the stunning beauty of a tropical coral reef – home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks in all shapes and sizes and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. Other displays are home to everything from giant Pacific octopus, trigger fish and nautilus to cuttlefish, turtles and terrapins. Don't miss the freshwater Amazon display which is home to a pair of Cuvier’s dwarf caiman. « less
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Ride, slide, splash and spin - with FREE entry, FREE parking and 25 rides and attractions Newquay's Holywell Bay Fun Park is... more » Owner description: Ride, slide, splash and spin - with FREE entry, FREE parking and 25 rides and attractions Newquay's Holywell Bay Fun Park is a great day out for all the family and one of the top things to do in Newquay. One of Cornwall's top family attractions, Holywell Bay Fun Park is close to the beach and just 4 miles from Newquay. Our 'your day, your way' approach allows you to choose to either pay as you play or buy an all-day wristband for the ultimate family day out! Our all-day wristbands offer great value and don't forget, only those playing need to pay. Bring Granny, Gramps and Aunt Sally on your family day out in Newquay at no extra cost! Get fast and furious on our F1 go karts, drench Dad on our super squirty blaster boats, or dodge the mystical waterfall and make Mum mad by getting lost in our magical maze. Aim, shoot, spin and steer on rides and family attractions for all ages. « less
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Newquay
Owner description: A 5 mile walk around Newquay's fascinating shoreline on the South West Coast Path, taking in the long sandy beaches with... more » Owner description: A 5 mile walk around Newquay's fascinating shoreline on the South West Coast Path, taking in the long sandy beaches with their Atlantic breakers which make it one of Britain's surf capitals, as well as its rocky headlands with their spectacular views out over Newquay Bay. People have lived here since prehistoric times, and there are some fascinating historical features en route. « less