WHAT TO SEE AND DO in cornwall
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Birds & Wildlife
AK Wildlife Cruises, Falmouth Marina, North Parade, Falmouth TR11 2TD
Wildlife and sight seeing tours, whale and dolphin watching, film trips, corporate hire and special occasion trips. Indeed, an opportunity to see Falmouth Bay and the surrounding coastal waters by season. The boat is a “Flybridge Aquabell Sports Cruiser”, - with full central heated indoor seating area and an open outdoor seating, too. Hot drinks and snacks available and comfortable loo facilities. 4-hour and 7-hour (all day) trips available.
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Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay TR7 1DU
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, Nr St Columb Major TR9 6DH
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 PL13 1NZ
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 TR12 6UG
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 PL28 8BL
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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Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens TR7 2NL
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 TR11 3QY
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 TR27 4HB
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, Nr Liskeard PL14 4RE
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, St Column TR9 6HP
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, Nr Launceston PL15 8GW
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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