Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

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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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  • I did the ‘zoo keeper for the day’ experience with my girlfriend today, absolutely amazing experience can’t even begin to explain! The zoo keeper - Angie, was incredible and really helped to make the ...  more »
  • If you like your zoos to be a reminder of how they were in the 80’s when animal welfare/enrichment was way down the list of priorities, then this is the place for you. One word would sum it up for me....  more »
  • The MountainZoo is well worth visiting but if you are expecting signs to show you the way forget it, trust your Satnav and it should get you there. The Zoo is run entirely on donations and is a work i...  more »
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  • Really good zoo. I love taking photos of animals so I love going to zoos as it's the only place I get to see exotic animals. I got some good photos. It looks a bit dated and the prospect of seeing a bear was great; however, it was hiding. However, we had a good day there.
  • Smashing little zoo full of Victorian charm. Not as commercial as most zoos and the animals treated with the greatest respect. The highlight of our visit was the penguin walk. The penguins are close to you but not close enough to touch. Keepers obviously enjoy the animals trust as we saw with many of the animals.
  • Nice zoo set in a picturesque part of North Wales. Good range of animals, staff including parking staff are great. Entry fee isn't to bad, well worth it. However it is on a mountain/big hill and the terrain isn't suitable for them that struggle with walking.
  • Nice little zoo, bit hilly tho the clue is in the name! There is access for pushchair/ wheelchair. Animals and shows/talks were good. Now the spoiler of the day the cafe Under staffed, rude staff, not very nice over priced food might just have caught it at a bad time or day. Would go again but take our own food.
  • Nice effort with most of the exhibits for the animals but the flow of the park is completely lacking. No proper educational signs for the animals, only basic information. The layout is completely bazaar, the paths lead you in all directions with only tiny animal signs to lead you around. Someone could easily visit half the park and never know they missed out, there needs to be better signage. The snow leopard exhibit needs far more space, 2 large cats in such a tiny space. This was one of the first exhibits we saw, which was far too small. We were glad things improved for other animals. Would not recommend for others to go

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