Zoo Updates

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Keep up to date with everything zoo related here!

As a 13 acre site, there is always lots going on at Newquay Zoo. Here is where you can find out about all of the latest updates prior to your visit. Whether it be maintenance work, an exhibit closure or an animal off-show, we aim to keep you informed so that you have a great experience with us.


Newquay Zoo will be closed to visitors from Monday 10th until Friday 21st January 2022 for essential maintenance. The length of the closure period will be added on to Memberships. Find out more on our News page.


Due to the latest government restrictions, from Friday 10th December 2021 face masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces, this includes indoor animal exhibits.


Due to the growing number of Avian Flu cases in the UK, from Monday 29th November 2021 we are required by law to implement footbaths outside the following bird enclosures: Tropical House and Gems of the Jungle. All visitors will be required to use these upon entering and exiting these areas. Please wear appropriate footwear to use the footbaths. We apologise for any inconvenience caused however this is a vital measure we must take to protect our bird species.

Click here to find out more.


Pre-booking online is essential, even if you have a Membership or pre-paid ticket.

Due to the latest government restrictions, from Friday 10th December 2021 face masks are mandatory in all public indoor spaces, this includes indoor animal exhibits.

To find out about all the Covid-19 safety measures that will be in place during your visit, please see our Staying Safe at the Zoo guide here.

If you have a complimentary ticket, existing pre-paid ticket or if you would like to book your free zoo visit from one of our reciprocal zoos, please call 01637 873342 to book your time slot, as we cannot process these bookings online.

Please make sure you book the right time, date, number of guests and check the weather before you book as bookings are both non-refundable and non-transferable.


The majority of indoor and outdoor exhibits are open.

  • The Dragon Maze is currently closed.
  • The Tropical House will close at 4pm, daily.
  • The bottom room of our Tropical House, which is home to our red tailed racer snakes, poison dart frogs and electric blue day geckos, is currently closed.
  • The penguin viewing pathway is temporarily closed.

There may be times when some of our animals may not be viewable at the exact time that you visit an exhibit as we not do not ‘force’ them to be ‘on-show’. If an animal is not immediately visible, they could be resting in their off-show area or somewhere out of view in their naturalistic exhibit, so please make time to pop back later in the day – it will be worth the wait!