Open every day except Christmas Day: 10am to 5pm
Children under 3
Family (2 + 2)
Season tickets and group discounts also available, see zoo's website for details.
Newquay Zoo is set on a 10 acre site in beautiful tropical gardens. The Zoo is home to many endangered species and is committed to conservation. The Zoo has earned the reputation of being one of the best wildlife parks in the country as well as one of the most exciting days out in the West Country.
Newquay Zoo won a Silver Award for 'Visitor Attraction of the Year' and a Bronze Award for 'Sustainable Tourism Initiative of the Year' at the 2005 Cornwall Tourism Awards.
Set in lush sub-tropical gardens this is the home of many of the world's endangered species and has earned a reputation as one of the best wildlife parks in the country - and one of the most exciting days-out in the West-Country.
The varied animal collection includes African Lion, Alpaca, Agouti, Coati, Capybara, Zebra, Zebu, Tapir, Meerkat, Sloth, Colobus and Diana Monkeys, several species of Lemurs, Marmosets, and Tamarins, and several types of bats. There are also a wide variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and creepy crawlies.
The Tropical House features a naturalistic rainforest environment, complete with the occasional rain storm and hot and humid atmosphere, where you can walk among exotic animals such as Pygmy Marmosets, Golden-headed Tamarins, Mouse Deer, Bali Starlings, parrots and toads. The ground=level pools are also filled with tropical fish.
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There is a council-owned car park adjacent to the zoo, which has a seasonal charge.
The Cafe Bara, Snack bar, summer BBQ, picnic areas
Baby changing facilities, Children's Play Area for younger children, Tarzan Trail,
Newquay Zoo is 80% accessible to wheelchair users and assistance is available if required
Free wheel chairs available but please book in advance.
Plenty of seating around the site.
Guide dogs are allowed but please note, there are no areas for toileting.
No dogs except guide dogs
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Invertebrates
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
African Lion, Burmese Python, Penguins, Red Knee Tarantula, Meerkats, Zebras, Owls, Lemurs, Monkeys and many more.
Madagascan Walkthrough, with lemurs and birds.
Tropical House, Oriental Garden, Village Farm, daily talks, feeding times and animal encounters
The Dragon Maize, Gift Shop, birthday parties, keeper for a day, adopt an animal
How To Get There:
Newquay Zoo is just a 10 minute walk from the town centre or you can use the regular bus service or the town-to-zoo Surf Rider Train (suitable for the disabled) which is a road train only available during the summer.
There is a cycle rack near the entrance to the zoo.
From Penzance and St. Ives:
Follow the A30 north east past Redruth towards Bodmin. At the junction (roundabout) with the A390 from Truro, `fork' left onto the A3075 to Newquay. Shortly before reaching Newquay, turn left at the roundabout onto the A392 towards the town centre and Fistral Beach. Turn right at the next roundabout onto the A3075 Trevemper Road towards the town centre. Continue across the next roundabout, where the A3075 becomes Edgcombe Avenue. Continue under the railway bridge, then turn right into Trenance Leisure Park. The Zoo entrance will then be a short distance on the left, with a car park opposite.
Take the A30 south west towards Truro and Redruth. At St Columb Road, turn right onto the A39/A392 towards Newquay. `Fork' left at the next roundabout onto the A392 and continue to Newquay. Continue on the A392 around Newquay, otwards Fistral Beach, then turn right at the roundabout onto the A3075 Trevemper Road towards the town centre. Continue across the next roundabout, where the A3075 becomes Edgcombe Avenue. Continue under the railway bridge, then turn right into Trenance Leisure Park. The Zoo entrance will then be a short distance on the left, with a car park opposite.
Follow the A39 south west, towards Newquay and Truro, until it meets the A392 near St Columb Road. Turn right at the roundabout onto the A392 towards Newquay, then continue as described above (from Bodmin).
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014