Meet over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals at Newquay Zoo. This education and conservation charity, owned by Wild Planet Trust, gives you the chance to get up close to many animals, from sloths and penguins to zebras and meerkats.
Just a short walk from the centre of Newquay, and set in grounds over thirteen acres, a visit to the zoo is a great way to teach children about conservation. Discover their breeding programmes and see if any new babies have arrived this year!
Home to many endangered wildlife species – including pied tamarins, ring-tailed lemurs, Visayan warty pigs and Javan green magpies to name a few. The zoo also has a Village Farm with some more familiar faces.
Children can run wild in two outdoor play areas, before all enjoying a bite to eat from the café at the zoo.
Off Peak Open November–March daily from 10:00am - 4:30pm (apart from Christmas Day)
Peak Season April–October Open daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm
There’s always lots of family-friendly events, talks and feeding experiences to enjoy at the Zoo - as well as opportunities to become a keeper for the day and take part in activities. Visit the Zoo’s website for full details.