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