Cornwall LivingIssue #134

Spring into adventure

There’s no better way to experience the joys of spring, than with a visit to Newquay Zoo this May.

With 13 acres of sub-tropical gardens in full bloom and new life around every corner, Newquay Zoo promises an amazing trip out for everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart. Newquay Zoo is home to hundreds of different species, from firm favourites such as penguins, otters and ring-tailed lemurs, to more unusual animals. Head to the Wildlife at Night enclosure to meet fascinating slender lorises, spot the Hoffmann’s sloths hanging out in the Tropical House and explore the Oriental Gardens to find Papuan hornbills, Owston’s civets and more.

Learn more about all of your favourite animals by checking out the range of daily talks and activities that take place around
the zoo throughout the day, including our meerkat talks and rambles with Newquay’s knowledgeable Rangers. For a more hands-on experience, visit the Village Farm to pet some familiar faces and give the pygmy goats a scratch. If you want to
go really wild, you can even book an animal experience to get up-close and personal with lemurs and tapirs, as well as a special Junior Keeper experience to get a taste of zoo life. With accessible paths and facilities, as well as multiple outdoor play areas containing climbing frames, swings and slides, Newquay Zoo is an amazing place for the whole family to make memories.

Plus, there is a range of delicious food and drink available on site to complete your day out. With fresh, ethical and locally-sourced options for all diets, visitors can sample everything from pizzas and burgers to salads and mezze boxes at Café Lemur, overlooking the lake. You can also grab pasties and sandwiches at the Lazy Lion Grill, and treat yourself to an ice cream or ice-lolly at Meerkat Munchies. Complete your visit by stopping off at the gift shop and checking out the selection of unique, eco friendly gifts, toys and souvenirs. Newquay Zoo is open from 10am every day (except Christmas Day). Closing times and last entry varies throughout the year.

For more information, and to save money on tickets by booking online, make sure to head to the website!