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 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. 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. Our past 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?
Newquay Zoo has won big in the prestigious 2020 Loo of the Year Awards.
These national awards celebrate the best public toilets in the United Kingdom and promote high standards. Newquay Zoo was presented with three awards in the leisure category, including Washroom Cleaner of the Year, National Category winner and a Gold for the overall grade of the toilet facilities, which include the Changing Places accessible toilet. In 2019 Newquay Zoo opened a specialist Changing Places toilet facility which can accommodate bigger wheelchairs and provides a bed and the necessary hoists. The move was met with great support from families and visitors to the zoo.
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 www.newquayzoo.org.uk.
- Adult (16+) £15.95*
- Child (3-15 years) £12.00*
- Child under 3 years Free
- Senior citizen & student £13.60*
- Saver Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £49.95*
*If you prefer not to support our vital conservation work, admission prices are: Adult - £14.50, Child - £10.90, Senior Citizen & Student - £12.35, Saver ticket - £45.40. If you do not wish to make the donation, then please advise our ticket staff accordingly.
Cornwall’s top zoo has won a national award for an exhibit about the Asian songbird crisis.
Newquay Zoo won Gold at the recent British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) Annual Awards. The award, for the charity zoo’s Gems of the Jungle exhibit, recognised the development of a new mixed-species aviary to enhance management and breeding of species affected by the Southeast Asian caged bird trade.
BIAZA is a conservation, education and wildlife charity representing over 100 of the best zoos and aquariums in Britain and Ireland.
Newquay Zoo spokesperson Vicki Sutcliffe said: “We’re very proud of Gems. It’s a free-flying bird exhibit where guests can immerse themselves in the Southeast Asian jungle. They can take a seat and watch the beautiful birds fly around them while learning about the plight of song birds in the wild. The exhibit is home to amazing species such as the blue crowned laughing thrush, the Luzon bleeding heart dove and the grosbeak starling.”
One of the most endangered songbirds in the world also lives in the exhibit. The Cornish charity zoo is one of only five collections in Europe where Javan green magpies can be seen, making them one the rarest species at the zoo. Native to Java, in Indonesia, the Javan green magpie maintains its vibrant green feathers through a diet rich in vitamins and pigments.
John Meek, Curator of Animals, is delighted with the award: “It’s a fantastic achievement, we’re thrilled that the aviary is a success, with birds already breeding in it. Being able to keep one of the rarest birds in the world, the Javan green magpie, is a tribute to the skill and patience of our keeping staff.” Newquay Zoo is a registered charity. For more information go to www.newquayzoo.org.uk or ring 01637 873342.