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.

To ensure that you are able to visit Newquay Zoo on your preferred date and time, we would suggest booking your tickets in advance.

Face coverings and social distancing are no longer compulsory in either indoor or outdoor areas. However we recognise that some people will feel more comfortable continuing with these measures and would ask that everyone respects those guests and staff who wish to do this.

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.

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!


All Annual Passes have been extended for the length of time missed out on due to lockdown.
If we have to close at all again this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, Annual Passes will all again be automatically extended.