Cornwall offers lots of places where you and your kids can meet lots of wildlife and learn about their natural habitats. Here are some places you and your children can enjoy while on holiday.
Why not go wild and take the kids to Newquay Zoo. With over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures you can enjoy keeper talks and animal feeds and get up close and personal with the Lemurs or friendly penguins.
Your children can enjoy activity trails, face painting as well as the dragon maze which will even keep the grownups occupied.
Just a short walk from Newquay town centre, the award-winning Zoo is one of Cornwall’s most popular visitor attractions.
For more information www.newquayzoo.org.uk
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Take the opportunity to visit Cornwall’s collection of owl species from all over the world and enjoy a unique chance to learn about owl conservation and education.
Located near Indian Queens, in mid Cornwall, just off the A30 (look out for the brown signs) it is easy to reach from towns and seaside resorts in North Cornwall.
Why not plan a day out to the sanctuary where you and the family can enjoy a fun day out including:
• Close encounters with the hand-tame owls under staff supervision
• Falconry displays daily with owls and birds of prey weather permitting
• Animals encounters where you get the chance to feed and stroke some of the animals
• Owl souvenirs and crafts
• The chance to adopt an owl for a year
• Tiggy’s tearoom open for drinks and a variety of hot and cold snacks
• Moorland wildlife on our lakeside walk
• The Rainbow play area for all age groups
For more information please visit http://www.screechowlsanctuary.co.uk/
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is set in the Helford Estuary, by the beautiful village of Gweek, in West Cornwall. The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Patagonian & California Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies.
For more information visit www.sealsanctuary.co.uk
Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, The Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a safe home for life to monkeys in need since 1964.
Much more than just monkeys, you can be assured that 100% of all income from visitors goes to support charitable work protecting primates and habitats worldwide.
For more information please visit www.monkeysanctuary.org
At Paradise Park in Hayle in West Cornwall you can enjoy meeting lots of colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, flamingos, toucans and red-billed Cornish choughs. With over 650 birds there is a stunning collection to see and lots more wildlife including Red squirrels, Red pandas, otters and some furry friends in the Fun Farm including donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more you and children will have a brilliant time.
For more information www.paradisepark.org.uk