Paradise Park

Wildlife Sanctuary • Cornwall

Events and things to do throughout the year including Easter Egg Hunts, summer flying displays, Quiz trails around the Park, Halloween Disco and more.

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The gardens are designed to complement the exotic wildlife at Paradise Park, and to provide plenty of nectar for native pollinators.

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Make it a birthday to remember with your choice of four themed party rooms with the birthday child’s name displayed on the door.

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Parrots are intelligent, charismatic and beautiful, but sensitive and demanding – as pets they are a BIG responsibility!

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Native Wildlife

A few years ago Paradise Park developed a butterfly and bee garden. It is proving very popular with native wildlife and with our visitors!

The nectar-rich flowers and sunshine have attracted some lovely butterflies (dodging the occasional showers).

Peacock butterfly Painted Lady
The Peacock butterfly and Painted Lady

We have seen Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, and we were not quick enough to photograph the Comma – first time we saw it was summer 2015. We take part in the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ which runs July/August each year (for dates please see their website).

Red Admiral butterfly Leaf cutting bee
Red Admiral butterfly and a Leaf Cutting Bee

Other visitors to the Park in 2018

LEFT: We believe this is a Scarce Chaser Dragonfly. But if you have any other info please do email us and let us know – Thank you 🙂
RIGHT: The Keepers found this amazing Privet Moth inside a macaw aviary. We put it in a shady area near our butterfly garden, also recording it on

Privet Moth at Paradise Park

We have some information to hand that you can use to help identify what you see. If you capture any photographs, we would love to see them. You can post them to us on our Facebook page or Twitter page.

Butterfly and Bee Garden info

There is also plenty of other native wildlife to spot while you explore the grounds of the Park.
Putting out nest boxes Blue Tit
Head Gardener Mike Kemp putting out nest boxes and a Blue Tit taking advantage of a nest box in the Park.

Blackbird bathing Sparrow
A Blackbird bathing and a Sparrow on our terrace of nest boxes

Hummingbird Hawk-moth Bee Garden
A Humming-bird Hawk-moth and one of the many bees enjoying the Bee Garden.

Elephant Hawkmoth caterpillar Green hawkmoth caterpillar
Elephant hawkmoth caterpillar and a Green hawkmoth caterpillar.

Cornwall Butterfly and Moth Society

CBMS is a registered charity formed by some of Cornwall’s most knowledgeable butterfly and moth enthusiasts to manage conservation sites, carry out breeding studies and help preserve some of Cornwall’s most threatened wildlife. For more information please click here.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

The leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. Passionate about all aspects of nature conservation and work only in Cornwall. Helping everyone enjoy nature…forever, so get exploring and be inspired! For more information please click here.

Cornish bred macaws travel to Bolivia

A group of six rare macaws travelled from Paradise Park in Cornwall to Bolivia, as part of an international project.

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The gardens are designed to complement the exotic wildlife at Paradise Park, and to provide plenty of nectar for native pollinators.

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