Christmas gift guide

It’s the most magical time of the year, Christmas, and you’re asking yourself… “What do I get my nearest and dearest?” Well, I’m here to give you a few fantastic festive ideas for any animal lover out there.


One of our incredible animal adoptions makes a great gift - and the money goes right back into our vital conservation work. With a selection of animals to choose from, including sloths, lions and penguins, there’s definitely one for everyone.

Our adoptions are suitable for all ages with three different packages available; standard, junior or adult.

Each comes with a little extra sparkle.

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Penguin experience:

What a p-p-perfect gift - a meet-and-greet with our colony of Humboldt penguins. And, what’s better is the experience is for two people, includes a full day’s entrance to the zoo and a hot drink in Café Lemur!

Go behind the scenes with our bird keepers to feed and learn all about these loveable birds. Also, make sure you say hi to Pickle, he’s quite the character!

To find out prices and more information on this unforgettable experience click here:

Keeper experience:

Has your loved one ever fancied themselves as a zoo keeper? Well, this is the perfect gift idea, as they’ll gain first-hand experience on what it’s like to work with animals by stepping in and joining the experts. Plus, they will get to feed and handle some of the animals themselves.

We offer two packages; a general keeper experience (aged 15+) and a junior keeper experience (aged 8-15). They’re once-in-a-lifetime opportunities which give a unique insight into the day-to-day lives of our keepers. Each experience also includes lunch, a certificate and a t-shirt; a perfect keepsake from a magical day.

Junior keeper experience:

Keeper for a day:

Annual Pass

If you’re looking for a present for all the family to enjoy, why not purchase one of our annual passes? With 364 days of access to the zoo, it’s the gift that keeps on giving, as each visit they will see something different!

As well as access to the zoo all year round, the recipient will enjoy the benefit of a number of discounts across the site. Choose between our Newquay Zoo annual pass or add a little more magic and choose the combined annual pass with our sister sites; Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts.

To find out more, including price:

However, there is one catch with each of these marvellous gift ideas - you need to make sure you order by Wednesday 19th December for guaranteed delivery before Christmas!

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