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“Small But Perfectly Formed”
Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #8 of 60 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.
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Small But Perfectly Formed”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

London Zoo could learn a lot from these guys. It's all clean and tidy and very welcoming (no crumbling buildings or filth to be seen). A good short day out.. kids of all ages will love it!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank timberstore
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Sheffield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

it was too much money but it is a good day out the best bit was the penguins i loved the cage and the shows were good too is is a good thing to fill your day.

Visited August 2012
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West Midlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We really enjoyed our day at this zoo, there was plenty to see and the staff were knowledgable and helpful. My friends daughter even got to hold a cockroach :/

It easy to get to as there the bus stops just outside and there is also a little train type thing that goes from Newquay into the Zoo and back.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Rachel W
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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“good familly day out”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Took my sister to the zoo, we had a lovely couple of hours exploring the zoo where she had her face painted which she loved, A good variety of animals to see and events going on throughout the day, tropical house was really good, kept my sister entertained for ages, would like to go back again sometime in the future.

Visited October 2012
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“A nice way to pass a couple of hours...”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

We took my 2 year old niece while holidaying in Newquay. The animals that they do have are interesting and entertaining however I was disappointed by the limited variety of animals and we had walked around the whole zoo in 2 hours - and that was dragging out looking at some of the animals too!
We enjoyed it however we wouldn't be in a rush to go back.

Visited May 2013
Thank vicxsy
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