Cornwall LivingIssue #123

On the wild side

Discover, learn and run wild at Newquay Zoo this summer.

With hundreds of animals spread across 13 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens, Newquay Zoo promises a real adventure. Located just a short walk away from Newquay town centre, it is one of Cornwall’s most loved visitor attractions.

Find all of your favourite species, from red pandas to penguins, lemurs to lynx, and discover rare and exciting new animals along the way. 

Get up close to some of the wonders of the animal world. Travel from the open plains of the African savannah to the tranquil gardens of Japan and South America’s tropical forests in just one day! 

Meet free-flying birds in the Gems of the Jungle aviary, encounter endangered and unusual creatures in the Wildlife at Night exhibition and investigate reptiles and amphibians in the Tropical House. Make sure to look out for the animal feeding times where you can learn a lot more about the animals and see them in action.

There’s a variety of outdoor play areas where little ones can let off steam, and a Tarzan Trail featuring an assault course where even grownups can join in the fun! Plus, there’s an animal ranch, an oriental garden and even a secret one. 

To refuel during your adventure, Newquay Zoo offers a wide selection of fresh, local and ethically-sourced food. Enjoy a spot of lunch at Café Lemur, which serves a delicious range of food from pizzas and burgers to salads and mezze boxes, or grab food on the go from one of the takeaway kiosks located at convenient locations around the zoo.

Come rain or shine, Newquay Zoo offers fun for all the family and by visiting, you are also directly helping to conserve life in the wild. 

Newquay Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, an education, research and conservation charity which supports a number of conservation projects around the world and plays a key role in breeding programmes for endangered species. 

Newquay Zoo