Newquay Zoo – Perfect Family Day Out

When the summer holidays come around it can often be hard to think about things to do with the children. However, in Cornwall we are lucky that there are many interesting attractions to visit. Newquay Zoo being one of them!


Chris and I decided we wanted to take Molly for her first trip to the zoo and Newquay isn’t too far from us! I always feel very conflicted when it comes to visiting the zoo, as I love seeing the animals but I feel sad for the ones with very small enclosures.

However,  Newquay zoo do a lot of conservation work so that’s always reassuring to know. It’s also a brilliant way of educating children about different species and encouraging them to be conscientious of the environment and wildlife conservation. I recommend making the most of the talks and feed times,  it gives you a real insight into the habits and behaviours of the wonderful animals.

Animals at Newquay Zoo


There’s plenty to see at Newquay Zoo. In fact, there’s a whopping 130 different species to discover! Click here to have a look at all the animals you’ll find at the zoo. Not only are there lots of animals to observe, there’s a maze, play area and plenty of places to stop for food. There’s also a fab gift shop, which is of course situated at the exit – sorry parents! The obligatory gift shop is always a sure way to completely empty your wallet. Having said that, I did love the range of cute animal teddy’s they had to offer.


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Prices and Opening Times 

Adults (16+) £14.55

Child £10.90

Under 3’s FREE

Senior/Student £12.40

Saver Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £45.50

These prices include a donation towards conservation work, you can choose not to pay this. However, I can’t see why anyone would choose not to support the important work they do.

You also currently get a free 7 day return so it’s great if you want to keep the children busy in the summer holidays!

Opening times: Every day from 10am except for Christmas day!


*This post was not sponsored by Newquay Zoo. All opinions are my own.

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