Day Trips, Family Activities, Nature & Wildlife

Newquay Zoo

Trenance Gardens, Newquay, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR7 2LZ
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Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo!

Located on the north coast of Cornwall, surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens it is a place where you can run wild, explore and release your inner animal.

Watch the lions devour their lunch and then adventure into the Tropical House (if you’re brave enough) and meet some of the more unusal residents including a sloth! If that isn’t enough, we have activity trails, face painting, a children’s play area, a Tarzan trail and Dragon maze to keep the little ones busy.

Just a short walk from Newquay town centre, Newquay Zoo is one of Cornwall’s leading visitor attractions and as a charity your visit will support the vital conservation projects both at the Zoo and around the world, working to save animals from extinction. Come and visit us for lots of fun for all the family!


  • Café
  • Snack bar
  • Gift shop

Opening times

Easter to October 31

Daily 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm)

November 1 to Easter

Daily 10am – 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)

Christmas Day Closed


  • Adult (16+) £13.60*
  • Child (aged 3 to 15) £10.20*
  • Child (under 3) Free
  • Senior citizen & student £11.55*
  • Saver ticket (two adults and two children) £42.60*
  • Additional child £9.50*
  • Disabled adult £11.55*; child £8.65*; Senior citizen/student £9.80*

*If you prefer not to support our vital conservation work, admission prices are: adult – £12.35, child – £9.25, senior citizen/student – £10.50, saver ticket – £38.70, Additional child – £8.60, disabled Adult – £10.50, disabled child – £7.84, disabled senior citizen/student– £8.90. If you do not wish to make the donation, then please advise our ticket staff accordingly.


Newquay Zoo is a beautiful and picturesque zoo built into 13 acres of sub-tropical gardens, and is considered reasonably wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Gradients are less than one in twelve however some appear fairly steep, therefore not all paths are easy to manage independently in a manual wheelchair.

There are a number of seating areas around the Zoo. Disabled toilets are situated next to the children’s play area and also near the main entrance. There are also baby changing facilities in these areas. There are disabled car parking spaces in the Council owned car park adjacent to the Zoo (please note that seasonal charges apply).

We welcome fully trained assistance dogs at the Zoo when accompanied and under the control of their owners. Please ensure that these animals wear their identifying jackets and that their Environmental Health and identification cards are available if required.

We offer a reduced admission price for disabled visitors and their carers.

Please note: Newquay Zoo does not have any wheelchairs for hire, however Newquay Tourist Information Centre has both wheelchairs and electric scooters available. Please contact Newquay Tourist Information Centre on 01637 854020 for more information and to book.

Local directions

Newquay Zoo is situated in Trenance Gardens, a quiet and picturesque corner of the busy and vibrant seaside town of Newquay.

By car

Newquay Zoo is located on Edgcumbe Avenue, just off the A3058, 1 mile from Newquay town centre. Please use TR7 2NN for your sat nav. There is a council owned car park adjacent to the Zoo. Please note that this car park has a seasonal parking charge.

Sustainable forms of transport to the zoo

Why not leave your car at home and travel to the Zoo by a more sustainable method of transport?

On foot

If you live or are staying in Newquay, why not take a lovely walk to the Zoo next to the boating lake? We are just a ten minute walk from the town centre; just follow the brown and white tourist information signs.

By bus

Visitors travelling to the Zoo by bus will receive a £1 discount on the entry price on production of a valid bus ticket (not valid with any other discount or offer).

First Western services: Route 88A runs from Falmouth to Newquay via the Zoo.
Western Greyhound: Route 547 runs from St Ives to Newquay via the Zoo, or 585 and 587 runs from Truro to Newquay via the Zoo.

Other ways to get here

You could take a trip on the land train or another form of public transport. If you present a valid public transport ticket for that day you will receive £1 off the admission price (not valid with any other offer). Please note the land train only runs during the summer months.

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