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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  • We love it here. Animals all well looked after and place is big enough to spend lots of time. Better for younger children due to number of playgrounds. Coffee is a bit shabby but overall a five star experience.
  • Not too bad a place, just don't visit first thing if you've not had breakfast as they don't do food until 11am when the place opens at 9am, take your own food. I found it a bit run down, it could be updated, but my 2yr old son enjoyed it.
  • We bought our 11 month old daughter here on a family day. We had a lovely day, and there's plenty to do here. It wasn't very busy. The highlight of the day was seeing the sea lions being fed. I would highly recommend visiting here.
  • Decent variety of animals. Viewed the talks on chimps and sealions they were enjoyable. Bit of work being undertaken on habitats so couldn't go to all but overall a good day out
  • Lovely views over Conway. Get really close to animals. Slightly difficult getting round with wheeled transport. Well worth a visit though.
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