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paradise park wildlife sanctuary

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November 25, 2016

Enjoy a great day out for the entire family at Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary


The Award Winning Paradise Park is a great location for a fun family day out for anyone who is staying at our 5 star Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat in Cornwall.

This fantastic attraction features something for people of all ages, with a wide range of animals on show, bird shows and also an indoor play centre for the smaller children. Read on to find out everything that is on offer at this wonderful visitor attraction near Hayle in Cornwall.


fun filled daily events programme

There are over 140 different species inhabiting the Paradise Park which includes a grand total of 650 birds. Many of these animals are part of the conservation breeding schemes including the Red Pandas and otters which are a wonderful sight to behold.

The Park is involved in a number of schemes aimed at helping to protect these remarkable animals including the Cornwall Red Squirrel Project, with the aim being to establish more breeding groups in the park before eventually releasing them back into the wild in the future. It is always good to know that the money you pay to get into an attraction gets used for a good cause.

You will get to see these animals in a safe and loving environment on the park, with special shows put on throughout the day. This includes Penguin feeding sessions in the walled garden area where guests are occasionally asked to help the keepers feed these much loved creatures. You can also view the otter feeding sessions from the comfort of the Otter Pool café at certain points in the day.

During the summer months, visitors are also given the chance to buy pots of nectar to feed the resident lorikeets as part of the ‘Flight of the Rainbows’ event. Be sure to check the daily events timetable upon arrival or on the website before you visit to find out what time these feeding sessions are taking place.

Talking of feeding, the human feeding areas are pretty good too. In addition to the Otter Pool Café which serves both light bites and larger meals, there is also the Bird in Hand Pub and Brewery. Hot meals are served here in addition to the fine ales and other beverages.


gardens of paradise

First opened in 1973, these gardens were designed to compliment the wildlife on display in the park, and recently won the South West in Bloom Gold Award for 2016.

As well as being good on the eye, they are also good for many of the creatures on site providing nectar for the bees and being an excellent habitat for the beautiful butterflies which are on show.


junglebarn indoor play centre

The smaller children in your family simply won’t want to leave the JungleBarn Indoor Play Centre where they are guaranteed hours of fun. Inside the centre there is a multi-storey soft play area, a toddlers ball fountain and giant slides which vary in size depend on how much of an adrenaline junkie your kids happen to be.

While the kids are playing, the adults and older children can head to the snack bar where you can sit back and take advantage of the complimentary Wi-Fi which is provided.


We highly recommend the Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary to all families staying at Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat. The park is open daily from 10am and entry prices vary throughout the year, so suggest you check the Parks website for the latest information and look out for discount vouchers too!

Explore this wonderful park with a holiday at Mullion Cove Coastal Retreat


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