Opening times today: 10:30am - 4pm. No booking required. Under 3s get in free!

Feed the Meerkats

Come and feed the meerkats and hear our captivating talk at 12:00 every day
Meet them - Feed them - Help them

Meet our Owls

See our owls fly at 2:30pm in the front courtyard

Meet and greet them in the jungle barn

Welcome to Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary

Step into the enchanting realm of Porfell Wildlife Park, a heartwarming family-run sanctuary nestled in the serene landscapes of South East Cornwall, just a stone's throw from Looe. Established with love in 1989 by dedicated founders John and Joy Palmer, this haven has been offering a compassionate embrace to the world's most vulnerable creatures for over three decades.
ParrotAt Porfell, no animal is ever turned away; each neglected, injured, or abandoned soul finds a lifelong refuge within our nurturing grounds. Our mission is as clear today as it was at the beginning: to offer hope for animals in need of a loving home. Supported by the generous hearts of the public, every penny donated to Porfell is a lifeline—directly funding crucial veterinary care, the welfare of our incredible keeper team, specialist diets for our animals, and the continual enhancement of our idyllic enclosures.
We've crafted habitats that mirror the natural environments of our diverse wildlife, curating a living tapestry that captures the imagination more than the experiences of traditional zoos. At Porfell, you're not just a visitor; you're an integral part of a community that brings the essence of the wild closer to home.
Children and adults are welcome to explore the wonders of nature, forging unforgettable connections as they feed, touch, and learn from our animal ambassadors. Delight in the joy of discovery and awaken your senses to the beauty of the natural world—you're not just supporting a wildlife park; you're nurturing a legacy of compassion and conservation. Join us in our journey, where every encounter promises to leave both heart and mind profoundly touched.

2024 opening times

Friday 29th March to Thursday 31st October 10.30am to 4pm

Admission prices pay on the door:

  • Adult £12.50
  • Child (Age 3-15) £9.50
  • Senior Citizen £10.50
  • Family ticket (2+2) £41.00
  • Under 3's free
  • Annual pass – Adult £46, Children £28
  • Carers £10
  • Disabled Adult £10
  • Disabled Child £7.50

Sorry but we do not allow dogs in the park.

Please can you use cash when purchasing small items.

Google Reviews


We took my 3 and 5 year old and thought it was fab. Saw a lot of animals and enjoyed an owl talk. Staff were friendly and they have a lovely dog to fuss over in the shop. A lovely way to spend 2-3 hours. Important to remember that this is a sanctuary, not a zoo. Maybe a tad over priced but think of how the money helps them to help the animals.

- Roxie Knights