Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary
Arrayed around a walled subtropical Victorian garden, Paradise Park provides a home for otters, red squirrels and red pandas, as well as exotic and domestic bird species.

What to See

Paradise Park is the home of the World Parrot Trust, an organisation that helps protect and preserve parrots in the wild from the encroaching effects of civilisation. The Trust rescues endangered parrots, some of whom find their way here to Hayle.

There are over 650 birds at Paradise Park, including flamingos, toucans, parrots, and Cornish choughs. Colour is everywhere! But it is not just birds that call the Park home; see red pandas, donkeys, otters, red squirrels, and more common farmyard animals like rabbits, goats, and guinea pigs. One unique feature at Paradise Park is that visitors can opt to adopt a bird, essentially sponsoring a particular bird and helping to save new birds.

Paradise Park was the brainchild of Mike Reynolds, who wanted a place to house his growing collection of birds. In 1973 he opened the park as a tropical bird garden, and it is still a family run business decades later. At the core of the Park is the Victorian family home, built in 1861 for the Harvey family.

Surrounding the house is 14 acres of grounds, with aviaries, a summer garden, and a wide variety of plants from around the world. Unlike most Cornish gardens, Paradise Park uses plants that are low to the ground, so as not to obstruct visitor's views of the birds! There is a walled garden area and a series of ponds and streams leading to a 'Parrot Jungle'.