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“Small but well presented”
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 June 20, 2012 via mobile

The zoo is very small when compared to some of the countries more well known zoos but it still has a nice collection of animals. You couldn't spend a huge amount of time there, maybe an hour or so, but then it is not as pricey as its bigger counterparts so it's ok. The animal enclosure are mostly very nice and well maintained. Look out for the mynah bird he will chat to you and has a very good speaking voice!

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Newquay Zoo is not large, but it is very attractively laid out and is notable for its excellent staff, good presentation of the animals and fun interactive activities. It also has a decent cafe and shop (not over-priced), a good variety of types of displays and two small but fun playgrounds for the little ones. It is not too expensive particularly if you do opt out of the Gift Aid supplement, but you do have to pay for parking in the adjacent pay and display car park, which is run by the local Council and not the Zoo. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ianchel
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

A really fun treat for the kids. I especially love their locals days which make it an affordable day out.

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Reviewed June 13, 2012

reasonable priced attraction in Newquay. Very good to wask through, lots to see. Very entertaining for kids.

Thank Karl8853
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

Lovely little zoo- the baby Otters were particularly amusing. Other displays are very good and very educational without being boring- really liked the tropical house.

Thank Alison1959
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