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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Below please find a selection of comments that people have made about their visit to Paradise Park, from either our own comments book which is situated in the Gift Shop as you leave, or from TripAdvisor or Facebook of Google+
Thank you to everyone for the feedback, we really do appreciate it 🙂

So impressed

TripAdvisor October 2018

So impressed with our day out at Paradise Park. All talks and shows were very informative and included great close ups of the birds. The free flying Macaws were wonderful plus the Red Pandas were so active. Visited with a 14 month old and it was perfect for him. Would definitely return if visiting this part of the country again.
From Kat

Money well spent!

TripAdvisor October 2018

Money well spent! A day of pleasure despite the weather. The variety of birds-magnificent! Other animals – unique, even in the kids petting section! They all looked happy and well cared for, and so were fear free and friendly! All the staff were lovely and the gift store very thoughtfully stocked, Definitely worth a visit for fun and feel good support for birds. We would recommend this park for parents who want their kids to learn about love and the world around them!
From Minimuso

Visiting regularly since 1975.

TripAdvisor October 2018

We’ve been visiting Paradise Park regularly since 1975. Always something new to see and, aside from the birds and animals, the gardens are wonderful too, especially if you like bamboo. Fortunately the red pandas eat bamboo and are more active than the first time we saw them. We think we saw four moving about in the trees but they do move about a bit. There’s something for everyone.
From Michael

Toddler area which I was really impressed with

TripAdvisor October 2018

All the years we have been to Hayle, this year was the first time we decided to visit Paradise Park. We have an 18 month old and it was perfect for him to be in the pram/out the pram, run around and get tired out! Lots of animals, so many birds etc to see. We saw the penguins being fed, theres a parrot show, little train ride, soft play, outdoor playground, We had our own picnic so sat in the large outdoor seating are to eat at lunch time. Went into the cafe for a coffee and bottle of coke though, and it looked as though they had a really good menu! Loads of choice. The indoor play area looked really good, busy as we expected it to be but our 18 month old stayed in the toddler area which I was really impressed with! Really ideal for older kids the huge slides looked fun. We were there from around 10am until 3pm. Definitely look around for vouchers/offers as there is plenty about online or in leaflets.
From Rachel

Bird fly onto his hand

TripAdvisor October 2018

Went to the park whilst on holiday in cornwall. Amazing day out and fun for all ages, my son is only three and he got to see lots of different animals/birds, stroke a penguin and have a bird fly onto his hand. Would recommend this place highly
From Mel T

Best day out we have had

Facebook September 2018

Amazing place. Staff are so knowledgeable. Get to see the birds up close and the free flying was amazing. Can’t wait for the tropical area to open.
Best day out we have had. 10/10
From Ema Boleyne

Made her dream come true...

Facebook September 2018

Everything well worth the money my partner loves penguins and made her dream come true stroking one an feeding them…I thoroughly enjoyed the show on the birds parrots owls etc great day out.
From Michael Barber

We buy return tickets every time!

Google Review September 2018

My kids love it here, the free flying bird shows are great and they love feeding the Penguins & Lorikeets!! Outside play areas, places to have a picnic, cafe’s. You can go on a little train ride & there’s a big indoor jungle barn, where the kids can run wild & the parents can have a coffee…. Plus the staff are doing great work with these birds, training, charities, protection and their talks are very educational!! We buy return tickets every time!
From Michelle Morrish

Honestly couldn’t rate it higher!

TripAdvisor September 2018

We went back twice to this incredible bird sanctuary. It really was paradise. The bird collection is second to none, but the interactive sections were phenomenal for the kids. Being able to be inside the bird enclosure and have the birds come down and land on my daughters hands was priceless. Having the birds fly overhead in the flying display was a fantastic way to educate the kids. Not even mentioning the wonderful play barn where they could blow off some steam. The little train ride was lovely. Honestly couldn’t rate it higher!! The team are doing a fantastic job there. Absolutely loved it!
From Daniela O

We spent about 6hrs here...

TripAdvisor August 2018

If you love birds then this is the place for you. The place is stacked with them. Im not a huge bird fan but still found it good to take the kids There is a fantastic play area that was suitable for our 3 kids (4yr, 6yr & 12yr) we let them burn off their energy in there for an hour before taking them to see the enclosures. The bird feeding was very good and the kids loved having them on their arm. There is a little dinosaur trail on at the minute which the kids enjoyed completing to recieve a gift. Great picnic area with plenty of benches. We spent about 6hrs here, well recommended.

Fantastic and educational day out

TripAdvisor August 2018

What an absolutely amazing day we’ve had yet again. You never fail to bring us a fantastic and educational day out. We’ve visited the park for the last 7yrs on and off and a trip to Cornwall wouldn’t be complete without it. Kirsty is so knowledgable and all the staff very approachable. We hadn’t visited for a couple of years so asked Kirsty about some of the birds that we knew of and had adopted at one time or another and she told me exactly what had happened to each of them. The staff clearly love the animals and take great care of them. We loved the Lorikeets feeding time. My 5yr old was thrilled to bits to have a bird land on her for some nectar and so was my 11yr old son who has challenging behaviour. His demeanour just changed when surrounded by the birds. Ok so the price can seem a little steep on the face of it but there’s always vouchers to be found in the Cornwall visitors guides and it’s clear to see where the money goes. A massive thumbs up from this family of 6 and we look forward to our next visit.
From Daisy

Truly a very special place

Google+ August 2018

Now then. This truly is a very special place. A whole day spent here is very rewarding. We particularly loved the flying display, penquin and otter feeding. A thoroughly educational and entertaining day.
From Barry Bullen

If you love birds, like us, you will love it here!

TripAdvisor August 2018

We found the place easily with the postcode provided, lots of parking spaces available. Look out in local leaflets for discount coupons! The shows were fabulous, especially the bird flying (we’ve never seen a kookaburra in action!). The soft play was unusually clean (as far as our local ones go!) and the staff were constantly cleaning which I loved! Our daughter had lots of fun in there and on the small outdoor park. We are massive bird lovers, in this park we were totally in our element. Theres a really peaceful/tranquil vibe about the place and we came away with big smiles on our faces! We had a small bite in the cafe too which was enjoyable.

Amazing Experience

TripAdvisor July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The displays were excellent and very informative. We watched the eagle display, free flying bird show and penguin feeding. I loved how they get other people involved with the penguin feeding. The gardens were lovely and it was great to have sign posts with recommended routes as it meant you didn’t miss anything. The play barn was great. Kept clean and tidy and the cafe inside was reasonably priced. Definitely well worth the money and hope to come back on my next visit to Cornwall. It’s the perfect day trip for the whole family.
Emily D.

Really informative talks

Google+ July 2018

What a fabulous place; really informative talks about the animals, beautiful gardens and friendly staff. Worth every penny; the children (8 and 5) absolutely loved it. Recommend the Bird In Hand pub just across the road as well, decent food and drinks at a very good price.
Lauren Jones

This has something for everyone!

Google+ review July 2018

This has something for everyone ! There are beautiful birds of all types on display, some with an active breeding program, free flying display with excellent advice on bird care. Feeding times for Penguins, Otters and Australian nectar feeding birds, you could be involved in this if you want. Birds of Prey flights and Park quizzes for the kids to complete. Excellent cafe areas, shop and Kids indoor Play Area. train rides during the summer months. We go throughout the year and there is always something new to see and do. Wonderful place for kids and Adults alike.
Janet Godridge

We had a fabulous time here!

Hendra Holidays Review June 2018

Many thanks to the staff of Hendra Holidays in Newquay who visited recently and did a review of their visit on their website – read more here

“We had a fabulous time here, and there was so much to see and do – we didn’t have time to do it all. It is excellent value for money and everyone had a super day – thank you Paradise Park!”

One of our all time favourites

Google+ Review June 2018

Very highly recommended. We have visited many zoos and definitely now one of our all time favourites. Service, food and animal feedings all excellent, our baby loved meeting the animals up close in the controlled feeding times!
Steven Harris

It's truly a paradise!

TripAdvisor May 2018

It’s truly a paradise! from the scenery to the wonderfully cute animals loved every minute always something wonderful to experience just around the corner. Everything is super organised, peaceful and beautifully kept, job well done. Bring your camera and walking shoes and get up and close to the birds as you feed them their lunch! Their individual personalities are a pleasure to watch. Enjoy your day with the family take a ride on the train and have lunch all in one place. A wonderful recipe for an amazing day out. Thanks for a great day. Raquel. 🙂

Lovely day out with my 1 year old

Google+ Review May 2018

Lovely day out with my 1 year old, loads to see and do with all the displays and feedings. All easily accessible with a buggy. Will definitely go back again as she gets older to learn about the conservation work.
Samantha Coulls

Wonderful place for people of all ages

Google+ Review May 2018

Took my family here fun the day. Found it to be a wonderful place for people of all ages. There was lots to see and do. Every 1/2 hour there was a show, every thing from feeding the sheep and goats to birds of pray flying freely around the park. There are lots of photo opportunities including famoly photo with a really friendly penguin. I would recommend this for all, young or old I guarantee they will all have a wonderful experiance of the day.
Arnold Tweed

Highly recommend it for a day out

Facebook April 2018

Absolutely amazing little place! We live in Cornwall but haven’t had the chance to visit until yesterday. We stayed all day and were never short of mini attractions to see and get involved with. We visited with another family – we both have little ones under 2, and it was magical for them too. To actually have the opportunity to feed and pet a lot of the animals, including the penguins and exotic birds, was truly unique, and I would highly recommend it for a day out.
Charlotte East

Me and my partner enjoyed every second of it

Facebook March 2018

Absolutely amazing animal park. Me and my partner enjoyed every second of it. Feeding and petting the penguins was incredible and we’ve never seen that been done in any other zoo we’ve been too (and we’ve been to a lot!). Staff were lovely and friendly. It was raining when we went but it didn’t dampen our moods – just meant we got most of the park to ourselves! The red pandas are amazing and all of the animals look happy and have loads of space. Can’t wait to come back on our next holiday to Cornwall, one of my new favourite park/zoos.
Alice Tetley

Great place for a wet February half term

Google+ Review February 2018

Great place for a wet February half term day with granddaughters. Lots of organised happenings and the soft play area busy but well run. Nice cafe, friendly colleagues and a nice selection of food. Gift shop had a good selection of toys, gifts and novelties.
Amanda Rolleston

The JungleBarn is a favourite

Google+ December 2017

Great place to visit. My kids and I really love the red panda’s and red squirrels. The JungleBarn is a favourite of ours all year round. Whatever the weather. The gardens are beautiful from the exotic planting to the bee garden.
Anne-Marie Rance

Varied day with knowledgeable and friendly staff

Google+ August 2017

Varied day with knowledgeable and friendly staff made encounter with the animals superb. We used their return ticket offer to go back and it was every bit as a good a day.
Stephen Phillips

"Value for money"

TripAdvisor February 2017

Our first visit here this year voucher on website £2 per person off. Paradise Park has had a welcome refurb for this year and I must say well done. The prices in the cafe are reasonable and food good. The grandkids were kept entertained throughout our visit an also gained some knowledge about the animals.
We look forward to our next visit later in the year.
Thanks Mary Allan josh and Sophie.

"Great party!"

TripAdvisor Feb 2017

Great party, great fun and lots to do. Its a zoo its a park its amazing! We will be going again in 2017.
Sue A.

"Great day out!"

TripAdvisor December 2016

Went with the wife and kids to see santa and spend the day at the park and wasnt expecting much but it was fantastic day santa was superb the best we have visited in years ,we all got to feed the penguins we watched the otters being fed the red pandas are just awesome as are all the animals the parrots macaws something for everyone feeding the goats and sheep the indoor play area for the kids and adults think i had more fun going down the slides more than the kids it is a must visit and you can spend the full day there the staff are all helpful and seem to love there jobs food and refreshments are all reasonable prices top day and we have already returned as the kids asked to go again and we did not hesitate at there choice.
James M.

"Fabulous Day"

Facebook June 2016

Fabulous day spent with you yesterday.We absolutely loved it.  Friendly informative staff, happy to answer lots of questions, and seemed very passionate about the wonderful birds in their care. A real honour to get so close to them. Loads of shows and activities all through the day that gave us lots of *wows* and *awwwws* lol 6 hours with you wasn’t enough! Lol Thankyou for a really wonderful day. We will definitely be back to see you again.
Lucy C.

"We had a super day here"

Facebook September 2016

We had a super day here yesterday with our 2 year old boy. He was most impressed by us getting picked to help feed the Penguins (day made). What a lovely selection of small animals and birds. The otters are adorable and it was nice to see animals I’d never seen before, red pandas and kookaburras. The birds of prey show was really good, just hope the escapee was found Haha!! The park is set out really well with dinosaurs lurking around every corner. We stayed for lunch which was delicious with plenty of choice and really friendly staff. We then went into the playbarn which was so much fun. We soon grabbed a hessian sack and made for the slides. Thank you for a lovely day out. We will certainly visit again when we are next visiting Cornwall.
Angela W
And yes the Eagle did return 🙂

"The Penguin feeding is great"

Facebook April 2016

Had a brilliant day out here. Lots to see and do and get involved in. The penguin feeding is great. My daughter particularly enjoyed feeding the farm animals.
The grounds are maintained beautifully.
All the staff are very helpful and polite and the facilities are excellent.
The soft play is amazing, the slides are brilliant, iv never seen anything like them, even though I couldn’t bring myself to go down the tallest red one, but my 3 year old daughter put me to shame going down 3 times.
My husband thought he lost his wedding ring on the wave slide and we were sad to think it was one gone, but with one phone call the helpful staff found it and returned it special delivery which we are very thankful for.
We had a great day out here, thank you Paradise Park.


TripAdvisor May 2016

As a couple we enjoyed walking around seeing all of the different birds and other animals. Everywhere was easily accessible and we were able to see all that was there. There were birds that we had never seen before. The display was really informative and we were so impressed with the Bald Eagle. We stopped off in the cafe before we left and found that it was clean and tidy, the prices of the refreshments were quite good value. We would definitely recommend Paradise Park as a good day out.
Karen B.

"Lots to see ... and not just birds either"

TripAdvisor March 2016

We decided last minute to visit the park and we are all glad we did. The group consisted of my partner (52 today!), our teenage son (17), my mother in law to be (nearly 80) and myself (nearly 45 with spinal arthritis). We ALL had a lovely afternoon looking at the birds and other creatures we found. The staff we saw were helpful and friendly, answering our questions with patience.
We had looked on the website before visiting and found a voucher for money off the entrance fee but even if we hadn’t, it would still have been worth it!
Ruth L.

"Great Day Out"

TripAdvisor March 2016

Wonderful park where you can see and experience lots of wildlife like birds, Parrots but also Otters, Red Pandas and Penguins. You also find an indoor play area and a nice cafe there. Absolutely worth a visit, especially with smaller children.
Hugo, Deutschland

"Park excellent condition"

Comments Book Oct 2015

What a very enjoyable visit. Park excellent condition. A lovely sunny day to enjoy fully. It was fantastic being able to feed penguins and get photo with them.
Hardwell, Leicestershire

“Great for Adults and Children.... Feeding the Lorikeets is a must...”

TripAdvisor Sep 2015

AMAZING… visited here between 2000 and 2010…. had a few years off and have returned this year (2015) was great to see that the things we enjoyed had not changed… the Free Flying Show where you actually see the birds close up, we mustn’t forget Dave though… and the feeding of the Lorikeets – a real experience for adults and children alike…. a pot of nectar in your hand…. very loud excited birds on your hands eating there in front of you….

"Worth every penny!"

Comments Book Sep 2015

Fabulous displays. Great conservation for endangered species. Worth every penny!
Suzy, Nick & Chris – Breage

"Very enjoyable experience"

Comments Book Sep 2015

Very, very enjoyable experience for the family. Looks like it is a superbly run park! Thank you!
Steven, Newquay

"Awesome Day Out"

TripAdvisor May 2015

“Lovely afternoon out with husband and children. Saw red pandas and flamingos which have never seen before. There was also a good dino quiz trail for the children which they enjoyed and also received a certificate at the end. We also managed to feed some birds as the park have certain events at particular times of the day which the kids enjoyed. Would recommend this to any holiday maker as an afternoon trip.”

"We had a wonderful day"

Facebook May 2015

“We had the most wonderful day here last week while we were on holiday in Cornwall! We spent a full day here and were able to feed the penguins and some parrots, and also the farm animals. We also enjoyed the flying shows from the different birds too. We thoroughly enjoyed the full day and we will definitely return next time we holiday in Cornwall!”
Lauren Oglesby

"Fabulous place"

Comments Book May 2015

“Fabulous place, a credit to all staff. Will return one day.”
Mike & Sharon, Kent

"Great first time visit"

Comments book May 2015

“Great first time visit. We will return again. Lovely staff and beautiful wildlife”
Carrie, Paul & Ollie

"Lovely day out!"

TripAdvisor 2014

“Lovely day out! Really informative.
The variety of birds on display is amazing. So informative and really nicely laid out almost feels like you are on an adventure as you walk round :)”

Coastline Housing chose us as a venue…

“The Paradise Park team has worked tirelessly to support our events. With over 250 attendees, their customer service to both Coastline staff and customers has been outstanding. Nothing has been too much trouble and I cannot praise them enough!!”

"Fantastic as ever"

Facebook review 2014

“Fantastic as ever. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone visiting Cornwall. To get so close to the animals is a real treat and the shows are amazing. Our girls loved all of it and topping it off with slides in the Jungle Barn. A total hit from start to finish. Had we been staying longer we would have taken advantage of the return tickets. Wish we had something like this closer to home. Very educational but you don’t actually realise. Our girls have remembered so much.”
Jo B


From penguin feeding to the fantastic JungleBarn indoor play centre to exotic summer gardens, there is plenty to keep you entertained on your visit to Paradise Park.

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‘JungleBarn’ indoor play centre is fabulous fun whatever the weather. Giant slides, challenging soft play, toddlers’ zone with ball fountain you and your kids will want to stay all day.

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