Paradise Park

16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4HB

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Opening Times

Open daily all year (except Christmas Day), from 10am

Last admissions:

Summer (April to October): 5pm

Winter (November to March): 3pm

Doors close 1 hour later.

Admission Prices

Summer season:



Child (3-15):




Family (2+2):


Disabled adult:


Disabled child:


Disabled senior:


Carer (one per disabled visitor(:


Return ticket available on day of first or any return visit, for £3.99. Permits re-entry for a further single visit on any day up to 27 March 2015.

Discount vouchers, season tickets and group rates also available see zoo's website for details.


Paradise Park is located on the outskirts of Hayle in Cornwall, in the grounds of a large Victorian house, originally built for the owners of the local iron foundry. Paradise Park is home to a large collection of rare and exotic birds, together with a few mammals, such as otters, red squirrels, and red pandas. Paradise Park is also the base for the World Parrot Trust and is the country's leading centre for the promotion of parrot welfare both in the wild and captivity.

There is also a `Fun Farm' with a collection of small farm animals and pets, of particular interest to children. Other activities for children include a Jungle Barn indoor play area, and a miniature train offering rides through the park.

The bird collection includes penguins, flamingos, lorikeets, macaws, parrots, eagles, owls, and the rare Cornish Chough. A red-billed member of the crow family, and the national bird of Cornwall, the Chough was until recently extinct in Cornwall, but now seems to be making a comeback in the wild. Also of particular note is the Parrot Flight, a huge aviary where the birds can fly and flock in very natural conditions.

The aviaries and enclosures are set among gardens carefully designed to complement the collection of beautiful and colourful birds. The mild Cornish climate allows the use of a host of exotic plants to give a sub-tropical feel, especially in the old Victorian walled garden, which provides additional shelter for the more tender species of plants and birds. There is also a plant shop, where visitors can buy many of the plants seen in the Park.

Paradise Park provides a full daily programme of shows and events around the Park for visitors to enjoy, especially during the main Easter to mid-September season. The otters and penguins are fed twice daily, and the Rainbow Lorikeets are fed every afternoon. In the latter case, visitors can take part by buying pots of nectar and help with the feeding. There are also daily flying bird shows.

The Otter Pool Café, as its name suggests, overlooks the otter pool, and offers a wide range of snacks, refreshments and meals, including cream teas and locally made pasties and cakes.

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Otter Pool Café provides wide range of snacks & meals, including locally made pasties and cakes, overlooking the otter pool.

For Kids

Jungle Barn indoor play area - admission included in Park ticket prices, open until 6:00pm all year.

Fun Farm, with small farm animals and pets.

Minitature passenger-carrying railway

Special Needs

Full access for the disabled, with almost all areas reachable by wheelchair users. Paths are compacted gravel, suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.

Free wheelchairs available, but supply is limited - book in advance to ensure availability


No dogs (except guide dogs - please notify the Park in advance) or other pets


Animal Collections

Mammals, Birds

Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.

Star Animals

Cornish Chough

Special Attractions

`Free Flying Bird Show' 3:30pm, Easter to end September

`Eagles of Paradise' flying display during main summer season.

Otters and penguins fed twice daily.

How To Get There:

By Car

From St. Ives:

Follow the A3074 to Hayle. After passing through Lelant, turn left onto B3301 (signposted St Ives Park & Ride). Continue left again onto Griggs Hill (B3301), and on into Hayle, looking out for brown tourist signs to Paradise Park. Turn right onto Foundry Lane, then right again onto Foundry Hill, B3302 towards Helston. Fork right at St. Michael's Hospital onto Trelissick Road, and the Park entrance will then be on the right, by the Bird in Hand pub.

From Helston:

Follow the B3302 through Leedstown and into Hayle. Continue towards Hayle town centre, and look out for brown tourist signs to Paradise Park. Turn left into Trelissick road by St. Michael's Hospital. The Park entrance will then be on the right, by the Bird in Hand pub.

From A30 north-east (Redruth):

Follow A30 to Hayle. Continue on A30 Hayle bypass to junction with A3074 (St. Ives). Turn right onto B3301, and follow the tourist signs through Hayle town centre as described above.

From A30 south-west (Penzance):

Follow A30 to Hayle. At junction with A3074 (St. Ives), turn left onto B3301, and follow the tourist signs through Hayle town centre as described above.

By Public Transport

By bus: Take No. 19 or 313 bus, to Foundry Square or St. Michael's Hospital.

By train: Hayle has a railway station, but trains tend to be infrequent.

In either case, Paradise Park is then a short walk up Foundry Hill and Trelissick Road. For further details of bus and train times, etc., see Traveline South West (

Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014

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