Have a wild animal close encounter in six different locations across Cornwall. Perfect for a day out with the kids, or for those of you who are simply love animals.


1. Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Wild Animal Close Encounters

Experience a dazzling undersea safari through the oceans of the world including recreations of Cornwall’s world famous coastline as well as vidi warmer Mediterranean waters and the tropical splendour of the Caribbean and its stunning coral reefs.



2. Wild Futures Sanctuary

Wild Animal Close Encounters Take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about the fascinating 37 individuals at this active rescue centre. You can also venture into the bat cave and catch a glimpse of these mysterious upside down animals.



3. National Lobster Hatchery

Wild Animal Close Encounters

See baby lobsters growing up and waiting to be released, admire the resident giant lobster and lots of his other fascinating crab pot friends and learn the importance of marine conservation at this unique day out.



4. Paradise Park

Wild Animal Close Encounters Meet the penguins, feed nectar to the lorikeets, follow the new Dinosaur Quiz Trail spotting life-size dinosaurs and tiptoeing around their eggs, then watch macaws sweep over your head at the incredible flying displays.



5. Screech owl Sanctuary

Wild Animal Close Encounters

Watch fascinating flying displays, have close encounters with these majestic creatures and you might even get the chance to see some baby owls. There are also meerkats, emus, alpacas, pgymy goats and Shetland ponies to visit!



6. Tamar Valley Sanctuary

Wild Animal Close Encounters

Be greeted by the 26 rescue donkeys and many other animals at this lovely day out. Whether you decide to zoom around in the play barn, try your hand at donkey grooming or guinea pig cuddling, Tamar Valley Donkey Sanctuary offers fun for all the family.



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