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“Short but sweet”
Review of Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Ranked #19 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 17, 2013

Love the zoo, no huge but with a toddler that suited us fine, lots of animals for him to look at, went on pushchair day so was cheaper to get in - little one loved the monkeys nice thing too kill a few hours!!!

Thank kat111772
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Animals look well cared for in the main. One of the cats opposite the lion enclosure looked very bored just pacing back and forth. Didnt take long to get round so not the best value for money, especially as you have to pay to park. Lemurs great, best part of the zoo. Ive visited better zoos but was ok

Thank roguebailey
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Much prefer this zoo to Paignton Zoo. This one is practically all on one level, except where the meerkats are. Really well layed out and easy for young children like mine to walk around. Really like this place.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice little zoo. Highlights were seeing lions, meerkats, penguins and the farm animals - particularly the lambs. They were so friendly and just wanted to be stroked, my 3 year old was able to stroke the lamb too and they were so gentle.
Quite a lot to see but only takes a couple of hours so not enough for a full day out. All in all good, worth going to if you are in Newquay, especially for families.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We went for a day trip on a mums and toddlers special, however the zoo is quite dated, and has a lack of facilities, its also quite sad as the lions have a very small enclosure, also many animals are fairly uninspired having goats, rabbits, sheep your general farm animals that are available all over the countryside. food is also pretty poor quality and staff relatively hostile

Thank ArabellaMaria
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