Paradise Park and JungleBarn
Set around sheltered Victorian gardens, Paradise Park is home to tropical birds plus otters, red pandas, red squirrels and a fantastic fun farm. It’s perfect for animal-lovers, garden-lovers and is great for energetic young children.
Featuring an all weather JungleBarn indoor play centre plus over 650 birds and animals to see around the park grounds, this is a must-visit.
- NEW for summer 2018 'The Tropics' new exhibit (open date TBC)
- Penguin photocalls in the summer season
- Family fun in the JungleBarn indoor play centre (discount entry after 3pm in the winter. Please see the Park's website for full details.
- Daily feeding times with penguins, otters and in the summer flying displays with eagles, owls and parrots and more.
- Close encounters at shows and daily events
- The Mini Jungle Express train in the summer when weather allows
- 'Parrot Jungle' walk with pools and boardwalks
Home of the World Parrot Trust charity, Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary is a great choice for a day out - worthwhile conservation work and entertaining for all ages. The JungleBarn has four wildlife-themed rooms great for birthday parties - call for a party pack to the JungleBarn direct on 01736 758721. Open all year at 10am. Infoline: (01736) 751020
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2014/15 - Wildlife and Marine Attraction of the Year - Bronze Award
Cornwall Tourism Awards 2016/2017 - Wildlife Friendly Business Toursim Award - Highly Commended
FREE PARKING – plenty of parking is available
NEW PARADISE PARK DINOSAUR QUIZ TRAIL – 5th May to 2nd September
Back by popular demand, Paradise Park’s Dinosaur Quiz Trail, which has been updated for 2018, runs from May through to September.
Just like birds, many dinosaurs had feathers and laid eggs!
Director Alison Hales said “In between meeting the birds in the aviaries and at the free flying shows you can explore the grounds on your own dinosaur expedition. Search for the dinosaurs and their eggs, answer all the questions and we will award you our special ‘Paradise Park Professor of Palaeontology’ certificate!”
You will be able to enjoy all the daily activities including the Eagles of Paradise Display (weather permitting), Carrot Time in the Fun Farm, twice daily Penguin feeding times, the indoor JungleBarn and much more.
The Otter Pool Cafe offers light lunches including homemade specials, local pasties, a wonderful selection of cakes and Cornish cream teas – plus for the Dinosaurs in Paradise event there will be kids’ lunchboxes with a dinosaur theme.
BUG & BUTTERFLY QUEST - 26th May to 3rd June
A fun way to explore the amazing world of insect life. Search out the questions around Paradise Park to learn about colourful butterflies, barmy bugs and creepy insects in our Whitsun ‘Bug & Butterfly Quest’. Answer all the questions and claim your special bug or butterfly chocolate rewards. Normal entry prices apply.
RED PANDA RANGER MONTH – 1st to 31st August
This August children can become Red Panda Ranger at Paradise Park!
There is a fun and educational Red Panda Quiz to learn about these endangered animals in the wild and the individual characters who live at the Park. Do the quiz and claim your exclusive Red Panda Ranger badge!
Paradise Park is home to a family of these adorable bamboo loving pandas. Just like Giant Pandas, Red Pandas have an extra “thumb”, which is actually an enlarged bone designed to grab and hold bamboo stems, and they can eat up to 200,000 bamboo leaves daily!
Red Panda Keeper Donna Sinclair comments “The quiz is a fun way to learn more about this rare and endangered species, take the challenge to find all the answers and then claim your Red Panda Ranger star badge which we have created with the official Red Panda Network logo! We will have a special Red Panda talk at 2pm most days in August (please check the ‘talks’ board when you enter for confirmation) where we will encourage them to come down from trees, so people can see them better, plus show off some of their training which helps when the vet comes in to do health checks. There will also be a few souvenir items available to purchase and a prize draw. Money raised will go to a special project to create a ‘Red Panda Protected Forest’ in Nepal, run by the www.RedPandaNetwork.org."
OWL PROWL – 20th to 28th October
The ‘Owl Prowl’ trail is sure to give you goose bumps as you explore the grounds of the Park hunting out the clues about these creatures of the night. And when you complete all the answers your skills will be rewarded with a lovely sweet treat... yum!
HALLOWEEN DISCO Friday 26th October
The popular Halloween Disco returns from 3-6pm on Friday 26th October with fancy dress competition, spooky food and pumpkin soup!
Enjoy some ghoulish fun as you get into the spirit of things by joining staff for the Halloween Disco with loads of JungleBarn play and prizes for the best fancy dress. Please see website for ticket prices. And remember during half term there will be feeding times for the animals on the Fun Farm, the penguins and otters, and the colourful lorikeets in the walk through Australian Aviary.
SANTA’S GROTTO – every weekend in December plus from 15th to 24th
Make your child’s Christmas special with a visit to Santa in his magical grotto!
RED and WHITE CHRISTMAS QUIZ TRAIL – 15th December 2018 to 7th January 2019
Have some family fun during the Christmas school holidays with the ‘Red & White Quiz’ around the Park.