Red panda at Newquay Zoo

Explore Newquay Zoo with Senior Discovery Day offer

This summer, Newquay Zoo in Cornwall is inviting people to explore the zoo in a different way, with its Senior Discovery Day offer.

The offer is open to everyone aged 65 and over, and includes entry to Newquay Zoo, a delicious Cornish cream tea and a unique guided walk. It takes place on Thursday 11 July,and costs just £21.50 per person.

The walk, titled ‘Tales from the Zoo’ will not only lead people through the lush sub-tropical gardens to see some of Newquay’s most popular animals, but they’ll also discover fascinating facts about the history of the zoo.

The walk will be led by Mark Norris, Newquay’s Zoo’s Education Officer, who has worked at the zoo for almost 30 years. He’ll share his vast knowledge of the site, along with animal artefacts, anecdotes and images of Newquay Zoo throughout its 55 year history.

Mark said: “I’m really looking forward to taking people on a gentle stroll around the zoo, showing them hidden gems and unusual species that they may not have previously heard about, before sitting down to a tasty cream tea. It will be a great chance for people to share their own memories of the zoo and discuss their favourite animals over a cup of tea.”

Tickets, which cost £21.50 or £6.75 for Newquay Zoo Members, can be purchased online at: Places are limited, so people are advised to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Newquay Zoo is part of Wild Planet Trust, a conservation charity that also runs Paignton Zoo in Devon and three nature reserves. Wild Planet Trust also carries out a number of international projects, supporting habitats and helping halt species decline.