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Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay
(3.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
With a bend toward conservation, Welsh Mountain Zoo houses many endangered species, such as snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, and Andean condors. A wide range of other mammals, birds, and reptiles also make their home in the park. Explore the Media Centre, which is filled with educational games for children, and watch some of the featured animal shows that are available throughout the day. While the animals live with ample space (15 hectares or 37 acres), the design of the park makes it easy for you to get up close. Its hilltop location makes the surrounding environment part of the experience. Because of the hilly terrain, wheelchair accessibility is limited. A visit to Welsh Mountain Zoo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Colwyn Bay vacation trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We spent a full day here whilst on our honeymoon and had a wonderful day. When you first enter we didn't think there was much there but how wrong we were. There were so many favourites which included ...  more »
  • I've always liked this zoo, the views are nice and it has a pleasant atmosphere. Not a lot of animals , but the enclosures are a lot better these days. Kids will love the play area. 
  • We have visited this Zoo a couple of times and found it an enjoyable enough place to spend a few hours. The zoo itself is a little out of the way and is a steep drive if you go in a car. There is a fr...  more »
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  • Great zoo, easy to get to and reasonable on price, 2 adults and 2 children. As the name says, it's a mountain zoo so prepare for steep climbs to see all the animals and the signposts could be be clearer. I haven't been as close to the animals in a zoo before. When driving there be aware of narrow streets.
  • One word cruel!. There is plenty of space around the place with lots of room to walk. But the animals are kept in very small spaces with no way to stretch their wings/legs. The chimp enclosure can only be described as barbaric four large concrete walls what a horrible site. There is no excuse it's 2016 and they're clearly making lots and lots of money. There is no way even 10% of the gate is going back to the animals. Please avoid this hell hole for animals. Go to Chester zoo so much better. This place should be closed down.
  • Great zoo. Not as extensive as some other, more well known zoos, but great value for money. Gorgeous views of the area as well. Some routes can be a little steep however.
  • Beautiful surroundings,l it's of car parking and very well kept zoo,if a little hard to find!! Spent a very pleasant day there More road signage would help...
  • Nice little zoo in a great location. Very hard to get to in foot from Colwyn Bay (unless there was a back way we missed) but doable. The sea lion show was really nice to watch and we caught the end of the parrot flying show which looked great too. The enclosures gave me a little trouble at this zoo however as they seemed a little small, I love to see these animals but it makes me sad to see them in electrified cages etc so the more space the better and I felt some of the animals didn't have enough. The water in the sea lion performance area seemed extremely green also, I'm not sure if that's a treatment in the water or some form of algae but it didn't look good. The gift shop was good value whereas, in contrast, the cafĂ© was ridiculously high priced for food that looked sub standard, we obviously skipped the food and waited til we got back to our hotel. All in all, great zoo and great location.