Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

3.6
#1 of 39 in Outdoors in Conwy County
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. Take a look at our Colwyn Bay travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Welsh Mountain Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A lovely place but not for people with mobility issues. We were able to use one off the few wheelchairs they have but it was easier for my mum to walk as its very hilly and was difficult to push. Was ...  more »
  • We really enjoyed our trip to the zoo. Every corner we turned there was a different animal to see. The zoo was well kept and all the staff were very friendly.  more »
  • Before visiting I read a lot of negative reviews and was a little worried when visiting the zoo as we had pre-booked tickets. However we arrived with an open mind and quickly wondered what the fuss wa...  more »
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  • A great visit to a lovely zoo while on holiday in Wales. For a zoo it is clean and very well kept. The shows are a must. The ape enclosure, the penguin feed and bird show and the sea lions are fantastic.. As it is on a mountain (hence its name) it is a bit limited for people with movement issues. The staff are warm and friendly and highly recommend a visit
  • I love it here great zoo free parking reasonably priced family ticket at just £42 for a family of four. Nice enclosures for the animals who looked well taken care of and a really nice play area for the kids. I came a few years ago and they have improved it from then (when they didn’t even accept card payments) so no complaints at all.
  • Greeted by a very friendly person in the ticket kiosk and directed to car park. Ticket prices vary- the zoo website displays the range. On the day we visited we saw penguins, falcons, owls, colourful parrots and sea lions undergoing training sessions. The accompanying commentaries were informative and interesting. We printed off child's 'workbook' from the website which was completed as we made our way around the zoo. Alongside each animal enclosure was an information plaque which was helpful. A great day out learning about conservation. Additionally there were children's adventure playgrounds, picnic tables, snack bar, toilets. Plenty of staff around who were happy to talk about the animals and answer questions. Excellent value for money.
  • Wonderful Zoo...beautiful location, you can enjoy an amazing view from the top of it... animals enclosures are like invisible as everything is cleverly hidden within bushes , trees and flowers... best thing was a walk with lemurs and kids playground area. Not a lot of toilets and some dirty and blocked ;( overall fantastic day out for adults and children
  • We visited whilst on holiday and left after a couple of hours. Very tough with young children either walking or in the buggy. A lot of steep walks and steps so relying on other visitors to help. What animals we could see were well looked after and the staff were very knowledgeable.
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