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Newquay Zoo

Age group: 3+

Location: NORTH Cornwall


Contact: Newquay, TR7 2LZ

TEL: 0844 4742244


Newquay Zoo, which opened in 1969, has become one of the country's top zoos, with ground breaking and innovative conservation programmes, it has proved itself to be one of the best attractions in the South West.


The zoo was run by Restormel Council until 1994 until it became privately owned. In August 2003 Newquay Zoo joined forces with Paignton Zoo and is now part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust family, comprising Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts, Slapton Ley and two urban nature reserves.


Specialising in breeding many endangered species, Newquay Zoo is at the forefront of conservation and education, leading the way in exciting innovative enclosure design, enrichment projects and overseas conservation.


The keepers at Newquay Zoo use a whole variety of enrichment for the animals. Helping to encourage natural feeding and foraging behaviours, stimulating activity and provoking curiosity using unusual objects and situations.


Just a short walk from Newquay town centre, Newquay Zoo is one of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions. Come and see us for a wild time - A really great day out for the kids and the whole family!


They also cater for children's birthdays, a child can be a keeper for a day, in the summer time there is usually a popular 'breakfast' tour with the keepers and animals (we don't mean you get in with them to eat my luvvers - it's just at that time in the morning!). All in all, a good day out for children of all age groups.

Newquay 1 mile, Crantock 4 miles, Watergate Bay 4 miles, Perranporth 9 miles