WHAT TO SEE AND DO in cornwall

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Birds & Wildlife

 

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Overlooking one of England’s most popular surfing beaches - houses the creatures which live beneath those crashing waves! Journey through the wonderful underwater worlds from the Cornish coastline to the undersea gardens of the Mediterranean. Café/gift shop. Open daily, 10-5. 

01637 878134   bluereefaquarium.co.uk     Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre

Falcons, hawks and owls. Waterfowl lake. Flights twice daily at 12 & 2.30. Open daily Apr-Oct 10-5.  

01637 880544   cornishbirdsofprey.co.uk  Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

Monkey Sanctuary, Nr Looe

The first protected breeding colony of Amazon Woolly Monkeys in the world. It’s
also a rescue centre for ex-pet capuchin monkeys. Refreshments. Open Feb & Oct 1/2 terms, then Easter or (Apr)-September Su-Th 11-4.30. 

01503 262532   monkeysanctuary.org   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

National Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

The UK’s leading Grey seal rescue centre. Home to permanent resident seals and sea lions. Feeds and talks throughout the day, real working seal hospital. Cornish coast rock pool, otter creek trail, café & gift shop. Open daily from 10. 


01326 221361   sealsanctuary.co.uk   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject


National Lobster Hatchery, South Quay, Padstow

The fascinating world of lobsters and their environment, and importantly, pioneering marine conservation, research and education. Sponsor a Lobster. Open daily from 10. Visitor Centre. 

01841 533877 nationallobsterhatchery.co.uk   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

 

Newquay Zoo

Experience the wildlife amongst the exotic lakeside gardens live 100s of animals from around the world. Highlights are feeding times and animal encounters. Café. Open daily East-Sept 9.30-6, Oct-East 10-5. 

01637 8733342   newquayzoo.org.uk   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject


 

Orca Sea Safaris, Discovery Quay, Falmouth

Your chance to see dolphins, seals and seabirds galore, a spectacular coastal safari in an open speedy boat. Quite an adrenalin rush to be had. Not for the faint hearted. 

01326 214928   orcaseasafaris.co.uk   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

Paradise Park, Hayle

Wildlife conservation sanctuary with 650 birds and animals in 100 aviaries in a 7-acre garden. Australian Aviary. Eagles of Paradise flying displays. Home of the World Parrot Trust. Café/Shop. Open daily, all year from 10. 

paradisepark.org.uk   Photographic Images: Supplied By Subject


 

Porfell Animal Land

Designed for all ages to enjoy domestic and exotic wild animals, play area and walks in lovely countryside. Open 1/2 terms, then daily mid-Mar to Oct 10-5. 

porfell.co.uk   Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

Screech Owl Sanctuary

Rescue and rehabilitation centre for sick and injured owls. Guided tours. Open daily 1/2 terms & Apr-Oct 10-6, winter 10-4.

01726 860182  screechowlsanctuary.co.uk  Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject

 

Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre

Set in 20 acres of mature woodlands where you will see Asian and British otters in semi-natural enclosures, as well as deer, owls, wallabies and waterfowl. Tearoom with homemade food. Gift shop. Open daily late Mar-Oct 10.30-6. 

01566 785646   tamarotters.co.uk  Photographic Images:  Supplied By Subject