Zoos and Wildlife Parks near Cornwall

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary - Buckfastleigh
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Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary - Buckfastleigh
Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary offers a great, enjoyable, otter and butterfly educational experience. Wander around the otter sanctuary and butterfly farm and see new butterflies emerge in tropical surroundings. See the otters swimming underwater in specially built glass enclosures. Follow the otter keeper around at feeding...
Crealy Great Adventure Park Cornwall - Wadebridge
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Crealy Great Adventure Park Cornwall - Wadebridge
With exciting new attractions, dash to Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park. Swoop and soar on the Morgawr roller coaster, splash down Raging Rivers, brave The Beast or dare The Giant Twister. Plus for rainy days, dive into 45,000 sq feet of indoor play with a labyrinth of mazes, ball pools, rope ladders and aerial glides. With wild...
Dairyland Farm World - Newquay
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Dairyland Farm World - Newquay
Welcome to DairyLand Farm World - Cornwall Tourist Board Family Attraction of the Year 2004. Massive indoor play area to keep the kids busy :). Enjoy the fun of an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages - So much more for the whole family to enjoy... rain or shine. Come and enjoy the fun of an all-weather attraction,...
Dartmoor Zoological Park - Plymouth
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Dartmoor Zoological Park - Plymouth
There are over 200 animals at Dartmoor Zoological Park: from tiny stick insects to Ben our Brown Bear or Solomon our Lion all set in over 30 acres of beautiful parkland. Discover something different, learn something amazing and help us make tomorrow's world rich in animal life. Our new meerkats, Sue and Timon, took up residence in their brand new...
Monkey Sanctuary - Looe
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Monkey Sanctuary - Looe
The Monkey Sanctuary Trust is a unique environmental charity dedicated to:          * Promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of primates.     * Working to end the primate trade and abuse of primates in captivity.     * Conserving natural habitats through education and...
National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth
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National Marine Aquarium - Plymouth
The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains Britain's foremost aquarium and in the six years it has been open it has attracted over two million visitors through its doors and thousands of enquiries by letter, telephone, fax and...
National Seal Sanctuary - Gweek
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National Seal Sanctuary - Gweek
The Sanctuary started in the winter of 1958 when a baby seal, only a few hours old, was washed up on the beach at St Agnes. Ken Jones lived with his wife just one hundred yards from the beach, he picked up the pup and took it back to his small garden. For many years he ran a rescue centre for seals and oiled birds, with just one pool, at...
Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium
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Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium
Situated on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, opposite the famous island, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning visit.Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel. Opening TimesOpen daily from 10am Last AdmissionMarch - October...
Newquay Zoo
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Newquay Zoo
From its humble origins as a small pets corner in the early sixties, Newquay Zoo, opened in 1969, has become one of the country's top zoos, with ground breaking and innovative conservation programmes. Winning 11 major awards since 1996, as well as passing the South West Tourism Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance assessment, it has proved itself...
North Devon Farm and Wildlife Park (sadly - now closed)
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North Devon Farm and Wildlife Park (sadly - now closed)
We have a unique site with almost 60 Acres of beautiful river walks, ponds, lakes ...all  spring-fed -never dry out with abundant wild-life. The site is one of the oldest farms in North Devon and dates back to before the Fifteenth Century!  Also there are hills (spectacular views of Devon), valleys,   woodlands, forest (with...
Paignton Zoo
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Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - you’ll even need your sense of smell! It’s a great day out for everyone. Why not visit Living Coasts, our sister...
Paradise Park and JungleBarn - Hayle
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Paradise Park and JungleBarn - Hayle
Paradise Park was established in Hayle, Cornwall in 1973 as a tropical bird garden, and since then otters, red pandas, native red squirrels and the rare Cornish Chough can all be seen here. Our ‘Fun Farm’ is a favourite with children, and daily events bring visitors closer to the wildlife. The Park is set around a Victorian walled...
Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre - Buckfastleigh
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Pennywell Farm & Wildlife Centre - Buckfastleigh
Come and experience the Pennywell magic at our multi award winning Farm Activity Park... the biggest in the South West! There's lots to do and see for the whole family... Ponies and piglets, slides, go-karts, quad bikes and train rides, eagles and owls, walks and mazes, goats and guinea pigs, reindeer and rides, hedgehogs and bunnies, trampolines...
Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary - Liskeard
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Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary - Liskeard
Where the peace and tranquility of the Cornish countryside combines with the exotic world of wild animals A zoo with a difference! Porfell is home to zoo animals needing a home for life.  In the park, you will get up close and personal to exotic animals including Ring-tailed lemurs, Ostrichs, Zebra and Meerkats. Mac is a coatimundi...
Springfields Fun Park & Pony Centre - Newquay
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Springfields Fun Park & Pony Centre - Newquay
More than a great day out - a wonderful childhood experience. An action packed day for all the family with acres of space to run and play. Whatever the weather our giant indoor Play Barn and under cover activities mean there is always plenty to do. Ponies,Ponies and more Ponies, We have lots of ponies that can be ridden, groomed, or will take you...
The Big Sheep - Bideford
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The Big Sheep - Bideford
Our team passionately strives to give all our visitors an entertaining day full of fun and laughter. Visitors to the The Big Sheep can learn breeds of sheep, shearing processes, watch sheep dog trials and laugh out loud at our exciting sheep races. Children and adults can cuddle baby animals including puppies and rabbits and treasure magic moments...
The Milky Way Adventure Park - Bideford
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The Milky Way Adventure Park - Bideford
The Milky Way, North Devon's Great Adventure with lots of things to do, Fun for all the family in Devon The Milky Way Adventure Theme Park, in North Devon & Nr North Cornwall is a great day out in Devon for all the family. Its all weather attraction mix of sheer fun, rides, education and live shows make it a must for your family holiday with...
The Tamar Valley Donkey Park - Gunnislake
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The Tamar Valley Donkey Park - Gunnislake
FUN FOR ALL WITH OUR DONKEYS, GOATS, SHEEP, PIGS, RABBITS & GUINEA PIGS TO FEED & PET HOLLY’S CAFÉ FOR HOT & COLD MEALS & CORNISH CREAM TEAS - SEE THE MENU DONKEY BAZAAR GIFT SHOP FOR DONKEY GIFTS WITH OUR HUGE INDOOR PLAY BARN YOU CAN VISIT US WHATEVER THE WEATHER TO MEET THE DONKEYS AND OTHER ANIMALS AS WELL AS SOFT...
Trethorne Leisure Park - Launceston
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Trethorne Leisure Park - Launceston
The Leisure Park has endless opportunities for fun and games. There is a programme of activities throughout the day, allowing customers to ride ponies, bottle feed lambs, hand milk cows, and stroke the animals. Children will be entertained for hours at our family...
This section lists zoos in Cornwall so if you would like to take the little monkeys to the zoo please see our list below. Some of the zoos listed maybe wildlife parks, these zoos have a varied selection of animals for viewing. there are lions and you can sometimes drive through the paddocks and view them from the comfort of your car. there are also baboons and monkeys which can be fun to watch. Or there are elephants, giraffes and other African and Indian animals. A lot of zoos have collections of insects and birds and also water creatures, all in all a trip out to the zoo is an educational experience for your children.
If you live in the Cornwall vicinity and you are on the lookout for a fun family day out then why not take the loved ones to the local zoo. With a great deal to see and do, a visit to the zoo is the ideal day trip for families of all age groups.  From Grandad to grandchildren, aunties and uncles, a day to the zoo is great fun for all of the family. A day out to your local zoo close to Cornwall is both educational and also useful, and also can leave you having a enduring impact.  The animals on show will include numerous kinds of uncommon, unique and protected wildlife. Getting close to one of the bigger animals  such as elephants as well as lions is an unique encounter. You will find a lot of distinct kinds of wild birds to discover at a zoo for instance cranes and also wading birds. Quite a few zoos could have a reptile house so you can see animals including very venomous snakes including adders. A wide range of mammals will be on exhibit such as pantheirs and polar bears. From the streams and oceans of our world there are a lot of remarkable fish to see such as lionfish. Diverse and amazing underwater life such as crabs are usually brilliant to view. Amphibians like newts are always fascinating for children of all age groups to examine. A zoo is actually a place where living animals are housed to be exhibited and studied. The title is actually a well-known variety of zoological garden, and a good number of zoos are landscapes or parks that contains structures and other enclosures. Zoos generally look after only untamed animals, many of these coming from distant nations around the world. However, some zoos house domestic animals such as deer and lambs to display to city youngsters that have no opportunity to go see farms. Children's zoos are occasionally included in zoological gardens. They might have nurseries where kids can see small animals, and at times now have sections where young children are able to pet as well as feed tame animals.  Zoos are definitely crucial centres of wildlife preservation. Many zoos breed protected species, several of that are extinct in the wild.