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“Brilliant afternoon out”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #8 of 58 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.
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“Brilliant afternoon out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The zoo isn't big but has a really good range of animals. We had a wheelchair with us and there were very few bits we could not manage. The picnic area and food on offer was great, all in all a a lovely afternoon. Only downside was disabled parking was full so we had to get out then go and park.

Visited October 2012
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“Very enjoyable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend went here while holidaying in Cornwall and really enjoyed it. We had read mixed reviews on here but went and both found there to be a good variety of animals to be seen. You can get close to the animals too. We really enjoyed our time here and we were pleased that we went.

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“good time for the family”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

had a such a nice time with the family the kids loved and so did me and the wife a nice place to walk round it would recommend

Visited October 2012
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“expensive”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

i think this zoo is expensive they say it takes about two and half hours to get round , by no means is this right we did it in hour so overpaid for the expensive car park, also not many animals, very dissapointed

Visited October 2012
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“Good Zoo, worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great place to visit if you have a spare half day in Newquay. The zoo is a little expensive but you can have your photo taken and you can reattend anywhen in the next 7 days for Free so no worries if it rains. Its nice to see the staff all working and the garden areas all being looked after. Such a range of animals and good talks if you there are the right times. Plently of picnic areas and recommened taking a picnic!

Visited October 2012
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