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Get Closer at Cornwall’s Biggest Zoo!

Newquay Zoo is now open to all guests, with Covid-19 and social distancing safety regulations in place.

Tickets and time slots for Newquay Zoo must be booked in advance online through their website. Entry is permitted in half-hour time slots throughout the day (this refers to your arrival time, not the length of your visit).

There are many Covid-19 safety measures implemented around the site to ensure that everyone can have an enjoyable and safe visit. Please visit the Newquay Zoo website for full information.
Meet and discover all your animal favourites big and small, including lions, lemurs, otters, penguins, red pandas, lynx, armadillos, meerkats, plus a variety of different bird and reptile species.
As well as a large variety of unusual species, the zoo has a village farm with more familiar faces, plus the Tropical House - an amazing and atmospheric exhibit where you can see sloths, poison dart frogs and loads of beautiful birds from around the world. 
Please note: Due to Covid-19 the Tropical House is currently closed for the forseeable. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Activity trails and children's play areas offer plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied. 

To refuel during the day, there are food outlets around the site to grab a takeaway drink or snack. Situated next to the main entrance, the gift shop is stocked full of unique gifts, cuddly toys and branded souvenirs.

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 and golden bishop chicks. Who knows what babies will arrive this year? 
Gold: British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) 2019
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Wildlife and Marine Attraction of the Year - Silver Award


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 and how you can spend a fantastic fun filled day at Newquay Zoo please visit the official website
Newquay Zoo is one of the largest not-for-profit charities in Cornwall - with all money made going directly back into the Zoo and its conservation projects. As the Zoo receives no grants or financial aid, your support is paramount to its success.
If you are a UK taxpayer and you make a donation that is 10% more than the admission, the government will give us 25p for every £1 of your entrance fee. It's called a gift aid visit and it makes a massive difference to us and to our vital conservation work.
Gift Aid admission - Entry prices (as of April 2019)
  • Adult (16+) £16.35*
  • Child (3-15 years) £12.30*
  • Child under 3 years Free
  • Senior citizen & student £13.90* 
  • Saver Ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £51.45*

*If you prefer not to support our vital conservation work, admission prices are: Adult - £14.85, Child - £11.15, Senior Citizen & Student - £12.60, Saver ticket - £46.75. If you do not wish to make the donation, then please advise our ticket staff accordingly.

Please note: the Saver Ticket cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or discounts.


 July 2019

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 or ring 01637 873342.

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