Cornwall Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Cornwall Nature and Wildlife Reserves and Attractions, tourist and visitor information, many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Cornwall Attractions and Heritage pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring county of Devon to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Blue Reef Aquarium - Newquay - Over 40 naturally themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from local waters to exotic seas, including freshwater turtles, pulsating jellyfish, pufferfish, sharks, octopus, "underwater walkthrough tunnel running through the centre of the reef", cafe, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Cornish Birds of Prey Centre - St Columb - with over 100 birds, Hawks, Falcons, Buzzards, Vultures, Kookaburras, Owls and Eagles, Flying Displays, Experience Days, Children’s Play Area, Fishing Lakes, Zip Wire, Horses, Goats, Sheep, Ferrets - "Wheelchair Access, baby changing facilities. Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


Cornish Seal Sanctuary - Gweek - provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast, "Visit our main Convalesence Pool and meet our resident Grey Seals", underwater viewing areas, see Otters, Penguins, Sea Lions plus rockpools, Pirate Play Area, talks, tours, - "disabled access available through the site", accessible toilets , baby changing facilities


Cornwall Wildlife Trust manages 57 nature reserves, covering over 5,500 acres, events, wildlife, walks - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site, please see their website for individual reserves information


Fowey Aquarium - small but gives a fascinating glimpse into the marine life found around the Cornish coast, pick up a shore crab or have their fingers tickled by prawns in the touch pool - wheelchair / pushchair accessible. Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


Newquay Zoo - Newquay - over 1,000 of the world's rarest and most endangered animals, 130 species, animal encounters, keeper talks, activity trails, face painting, a children’s play area and Dragon maze, set amongst 13 acres of established sub-tropical gardens - "reasonably wheelchair and pushchair friendly...not all paths are easy to manage independently in a manual wheelchair", accessible toilets , baby changing facilities + a Changing Places facility located near the entrance of the zoo next to the front office and includes a hoist system, adult sized changing bench and space for one person with a disability and up to two carers changing-places-icon


Paradise Park wildlife sanctuary and JungleBarn - Hayle - 140 species and a total of over 650 birds, wildlife sanctuary and JungleBarn indoor play centre, animals in the Fun Farm including mini donkeys, pygmy goats, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs plus red pandas, red squirrels and otters with many species in conservation breeding schemes, cafe, shop - "majority of areas are wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Some paths are tarmac, most are gravel", two wheelchairs and two mobility scooters which can be pre-booked, accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Porfell Wildlife Park - Liskeard - "offers sanctuary to more than 250 animals from around the world....get up close to wildlife, feed the animals, touch them and learn all about the natural world...home to exotic animals including beautiful birds like kookaburras and macaws, old reptiles like our giant leopard tortoises, amazing monkeys, graceful zebra and eland, crazy ostrich and an ever-growing gang of meerkats", Children’s Farm, woodland walks, cafe, shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Screech Owl Sanctuary & Wildlife Park - St. Columb - (seasonal) "Close encounters with the hand-tame owls under staff supervision. Falconry displays daily with owls and birds of prey weather permitting. Animals encounters where you get the chance to feed and stroke some of the animals", falconry courses, children's play area, tea room- "The site is wheelchair and disabled friendly...a wheelchair on site which can be pre-booked", mostly on a flat level with hard surfaces, accessible toilets


The Monkey Sanctuary - Looe - cares for a range of different species of monkeys; all rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades, home to 36 individuals, take a tour of the monkey enclosures and learn about these fascinating animals from the team of expert carers, Children’s Activity Room, playground, wildlife gardens, café - "Due to the natural setting of the site and the listed status of the main Sanctuary house, we regret that we are not able to provide full access to all areas of the site to visitors with limited mobility...Toilets for disabled customers are situated in the car park. We regret that we cannot offer disabled toilet facilities on the main site". Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


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