Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

Get Closer at Cornwall’s Biggest Zoo!

Meet loads of amazing species at Newquay Zoo – the only place in Cornwall to have lions. We also have beautiful songbirds, slithery snakes, scaly skinks, marvelous meerkats and tropical toucans – to name a few.

Up close animal encounters give you the chance to meet some of our most popular residents and learn all about them from their dedicated keeper. You can see carnivore feeding, and help feed the penguins and the meerkats yourself. 

A year long events programme has something for everyone, with brand new events added alongside all the firm favourites. You can also make the most of your visit to the Zoo with a totally free upgrade of your ticket, which allows you to visit for 7 days for the price of one!

As well as a large variety of unusual species, the zoo has a village farm with more familiar faces plus Toad Hall – a fascinating new exhibit highlighting the threats to amphibians around the world. The Tropical House is an amazing and atmospheric exhibit where you can see skinks, poison dart frogs and loads of beautiful birds from around the world. 

Exciting keeper talks as well as activity trails, face painting, children’s play area and Dragon maze offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied. 

Visit the Café Lemur for a varied menu and delicious food, the majority of which is locally sourced, in a unique setting overlooking lemur island. On selected days throughout the year the barbeque will be open, serving amazing barbeque favourites. The Café is also a brilliant place for a tasty homemade cake, with relaxed sofa areas to enjoy your treat. 

As one of Cornwall’s biggest charities we receive no additional government funding and rely on the support of our visitors in order to finance conservation projects – both at home and abroad. We are proud of our success with conservation breeding programmes and recent successes include squirrel monkey babies, ring-tailed and crowned lemur babies, lynx kittens, Sulawesi crested black macaques and golden bishop chicks. Who knows what babies will arrive this year? 

For more information on events, experiences, birthday parties and how you can spend a fantastic fun filled day at Newquay Zoo please visit the official website


  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Group Visits available
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Shop


  • Disabled access
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Entrance flat / without steps

Access Statement

Please note. Newquay Zoo does not have any wheelchairs for hire. However, Newquay Tourist Information Centre has wheelchairs and electric scooters from just £5 per day. Please contact Newquay Tourist Information Centre on 01637 854020 for more information and to book. The Zoo is based in a 10 acre natural Environmental Park and is around 80% wheelchair and pushchair friendly. The terrain is mainly level and a majority of the paths are tarmac with a concrete floor in the village farm. Please note there are doors to our Tropical House which have to be kept closed due to free flying birds. Both doors do open though to give enough room for wheelchair users. Areas which currently do not have ramps or access for wheelchair uses are: The Hospital does not have a ramped entrance at present. The upstairs viewing gallery in the Tropical House is not accessible to wheelchair users but 80% of the animals can be viewed from ground level. The Owl enclosures are not accessible by wheelchairs due to a large railway sleeper staircase which has been put in place due to the steep incline. The Oriental Garden has been refurbished and now includes a wheelchair viewing platform so you can see across the Otter enclosure and into the new Hornbill Aviary. There is plenty of seating throughout the zoo.

Tickets / Price Guides

Ticket Type Ticket Price Ticket Details
Adult £10.95 Adult
Child £8.20 Child 3-15 years
Concession £8.25 Concession
Family £32.90 2 Adult and 2 Children

Opening Times

Open all year

09:30 am - 18:00 pm

Please note that during the monthys of October to March the zoo will open from 10am until 5pm.


Getting to Newquay has never been easier. Travel by Bus, Coach, Plane or Train we now have outstanding transport links which make Cornwall accessible from all corners of the globe. Please copy this link into your browser for more information;

Nearest major road is A30. Follow A392 into Newquay and follow brown and white signs to zoo.

NEWS: 11th June 2014 - Brazilian Tapir arriving from Germany will interrupt England game for Zoo Keepers!

A new Brazilian Tapir travelling from Germany is due to arrive at Newquay Zoo right in the middle of the first England game of the World Cup.  The keepers had planned to watch the game late Saturday night, but will now have to wait at the Zoo for three year old ‘Al Capone’ to arrive. Animal Collections Manager, John Meek said,

‘We were really looking forward to watching the first England game, we didn’t realise our game would be interrupted by a Brazilian from Germany! We have been told to expect our new arrival between 11pm and midnight – hopefully we can watch online in the staff room while we wait!’

The Brazilian (or South American) Tapir, Tapirus terrestris, is found across lowland regions from Argentina to Bolivia, Brazil and Venezuela, feeding on buds, leaves and aquatic plants.  Tapirus terrestris is classified as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss, illegal hunting and competition from livestock which has resulted in a 30% reduction in populations over the last three generations.

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