Newquay #CountryKids

This week’s Country Kids will be the last one from our time at Coombe Mill and I hope you’ve enjoyed them and fingers crossed they’ve given you a few ideas of what you can get up to while to stay in Cornwall.
This week’s one is from our day out in Newquay which has plenty to offer whatever the weather.

Our first stop was Newquay zoo which is a very well looked after zoo with plenty to look at with a lovely range of animals from lions to meerkats as well as penguins, wildebeest and monkeys.

The way the zoo is set out allows you to get up close to all the animals and you’ll be able to get some lovely photos.

Newquay Zoo

Anything with animals is a winner with this family and the zoo doesn’t disappoint. You also get a savings voucher to use at the Aquarium. The one thing to point out is the cafe is lovely but not the biggest which in the summer isn’t a problem but in February it got filled up very quickly.

Once the girls had played on one of the playgrounds we decided to head to the Aquarium which is about a 5 minute drive. First tip is the aquarium doesn’t have a car park so if you use a satnav be warned it will take you on a wild goose chase so head into the town and find a car park. It’s only about a 2 minute wall from the town to the sea front where Blue Reef is located.

What can I say about Blue Reef that’s not overally negative? Parts of it is lovely and some beautiful displays the problem is it’s too small for the price. It took us an hour at most to slowly walk around. An hour!

Blue reef

The best part without doubt is the view when you leave the aquarium.

Rocky Horror sml

Newquay is a lovely place to walk around and if your after a gift to take back home then this is the place to look with lots of unique shops.

To view all the other Country Kids I’ve done around the Coombe Mill area please check below.

Trethorne Leisure Park

The Old Inn, St Breward

Eden Project

Coombe Mill

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



No Comments
  • thisdayilove

    March 23, 2013 at 9:45 am Reply

    Is this the aquarium that has the iguana outside over one of the tanks? Or am I mixing it up with somewhere else we went?

  • Tas D

    March 23, 2013 at 11:02 am Reply

    When I think of Newquay it’s always the last image that pops into my head. Some really amazing photos there!

  • Elaine Livingstone

    March 23, 2013 at 11:16 am Reply

    your aquarium pictures are amazing, the pincers on the crab are just great. The lion looks rather bored.

  • Kate

    March 23, 2013 at 11:33 am Reply

    Wow, you can get some great photos in the Zoo! I really want to take the boys to Coombe Mill at some point so it’s nice to see what else you can do in the area.

  • coombemill

    March 23, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply

    You’ve taken some great photos at the Zoo and Aquarium and as you say Newquay also has a lot to offer when you visit Cornwall. I’ve enjoyed all your posts each week and thank you again for linking up to Country kids.

  • Jenny Paulin

    March 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm Reply

    i havent been to Newquay for a few years – has a bad reputation for a place where all the youngsters go for 18-30’s style holidays! still, it does have some wonderful coastline. i have never visited its zoo or the aquarium – shame the latter is so small and i bet it cost enough too!! i like the lion photo x

  • LauraCYMFT

    March 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply

    Lovely photos. I love the photos of the aquarium and then the beach as you come out.

  • Sarah james

    March 23, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply

    love the aquarium pictures, the beach looks so peaceful

  • An Exeter Mum

    March 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm Reply

    Love newquay despite it’s drunken reputation. Have many friends living there that are trying to change perceptions! Zoo and aquarium look fab x

  • Nichola Fabfortymum

    March 24, 2013 at 12:56 am Reply

    Gosh it looks lovely. I was planning on taking the girls to our aquarium next week for our eldest 3rd birthday – in all these years I’ve never been! Maybe I should re think it. We usually go to the zoo, but being buried under snow, I decided to go for an indoors option.Your pictures are brilliant and it sounds like you all had a fabulous time at Coombe Mill

  • Mediocre Mum

    March 24, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply

    I love the picture of the beach and am very jealous. We’re pretty much land locked in these parts!

Post a Comment