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 disabled car parking spaces in the Council owned car park adjacent to the Zoo (please note seasonal charges apply). You must register your vehicle with Cornwall Council in order to use the disabled parking. You can do that by clicking here.

Wheelchairs and scooters

Electric scooters can be booked in advance with Independent Living Newquay on 01687 498015 or Toots on 01637 859181. Manual wheelchairs can also be booked in advance by Independent Living Newquay Ltd on 01637 498015.

Please note: You must be over 16 to hire an electric scooter.

Assistance dogs

Registered Disability Support Dogs, registered Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, registered Guide Dogs for the Blind, registered Disability Assistance Dogs, registered Medical Assistance Dogs and registered Seizure Alert Dogs are welcome when accompanied by and under the control of their owners.

To ensure the safety and welfare of the public, staff and animals on the premises, assistance dogs must wear their respective identifying jackets and their Environmental Health and Identification Cards must be carried and shown if required.

The wearing of identifying jackets and the carrying of the Environmental Health and Identification Cards form part of the regulations for all Registered and Trained Support Dogs in the United Kingdom. If you have any queries regarding this policy please contact Assistance Dogs (UK). We regret that we are unable to allow dogs into the Zoo unless fully trained, although we are happy to accommodate dogs undergoing training in the main reception/shop area only.

Front of House staff

Our reception and front of house staff will be very happy to help you in any way they can, so please ask on arrival if you require any assistance.


At present our literature is only available as standard printed leaflets. If you would like an A3 photocopied version please ask any member of staff or telephone 01637 873342.

Reduced Admission

We offer reduced admission rates for visitors with disabilities. We also offer free entry for the accompanying carer or helper if required. Please inform front of house staff on arrival and they will ask you to provide one form of ID either:

  • Disability living allowance letter
  • Blue badge
  • Carers card

From 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 the prices (with donation) for visitors with disabilities will be:

  • Adult: £13.00
  • Child aged 3-15 years old: £9.70
  • Seniors and students: £11.10

Without donation the prices are adult £11.80, child £8.80 and senior/student £10.05.

One carer is admitted free of charge with each paying disabled adult/child/senior/student ticket. These tickets cannot be purchased online.

Toilet facilities

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.

For more details please download our Zoo map.

CAFE lemur

Café Lemur offers an extensive and varied choice of food. If you have special dietary needs we would be delighted to try and meet them. Please telephone the Zoo on 01637 873342 prior to your visit to discuss your requirements.

Special needs education

We can provide an unforgettable experience for special needs groups. Experienced teaching staff can liaise with group leaders to arrange suitable input for your visit. Please telephone our sister site Paignton Zoo on 01803 697500 for further details.

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