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Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY, Wales
+44 1492 532938
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Shockingly bad

Total waste of money. Animals looked sick. Snow leopards were over weight probably due to tiny... read more

Reviewed today
Sarah S
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Warrington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Wet wet wet

Of all the summer days to go to this zoo we probably picked the wettest My grandchildren are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
joanieb59
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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
via mobile
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This conservation zoo has a wide range of rare and endangered animals from around the world.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“sea lions” (118 reviews)
“penguin parade” (95 reviews)
“bird show” (62 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Colwyn Bay LL28 5UY, Wales
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+44 1492 532938
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"bird show"
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"animal enclosures"
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"snow leopard"
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"animals seem"
in 16 reviews
"red panda"
in 34 reviews
"birds of prey"
in 41 reviews
"reptile house"
in 31 reviews
"great family day"
in 22 reviews
"lemur walk"
in 27 reviews
"adventure playground"
in 19 reviews
"family ticket"
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"north wales"
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"play area"
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"car park"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Total waste of money. Animals looked sick. Snow leopards were over weight probably due to tiny enclosure. Horrible place. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Of all the summer days to go to this zoo we probably picked the wettest My grandchildren are nothing if not stoic with water running down their faces they embraced the day I love this zoo it might not have the amazing enclosures like Chester...More

Thank joanieb59
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Reviewed yesterday

I really like this zoo. It's the hillside setting which makes it for me. It's such a pleasure to walk around. Aside from the animals, a lot of thought has been put into the planting. The flowers were amazing - wouldn't look out of place...More

Thank StrawberryAli
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pretty good day to be honest. We enjoyed it as did our 22 month old child. Can't really complain about much, few areas awkward with a pram and some slippery decking. The only thing that spoilt it was the amount of smokers about. Smoking as...More

Thank Jimmyhetfield
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Be prepared to walk on stony ground. A lot of large steps and very rocky and uneven paths. Personally I felt sorry for the animals as most of the habitats were not suitable and in poor condition. Best were the Sea Lions. A picnic is...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was disappointed with this zoo. Most enjoyable was the sea lion display. Also the ice cream was fab..

Thank Bluenose55
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had an absolutely lovely day out with our two year old son. Animals seem well cared for and there is plenty of variety. Also thumbs up for offering gluten free options in the café

Thank Joanne H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a great few hours at the zoo today with my hubby and two children (7 and 11) they loved the play park especially the slides. Lots of walking up and down hills to see some animals (we didn’t mind but bare that in mind...More

Thank katierigby89
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited today and was pleasantly surprised with the zoo, mainly down to the location. Being local to north wales I have become accustomed to not expecting much to its “attractions .“ felt it was time to check this place out with the children during the...More

Thank joss412011
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here for our daughter's second Birthday and it was a brilliant day out. You get much closer to the animals than at other zoos, the penguin parade is amazing. Highly recommended

Thank Lee G
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Emma R
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Simon T | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer that honestly but the zoo is well organised so I would be very surprised if they don’t have some kind of storage system. I would ring them direct especially if you need any refrigeration.
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Zahida P
April 4, 2018|
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Response from Louisa412015 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park and it is free to use.
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JanApril2017
October 26, 2017|
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Response from W M Z | Property representative |
We do not allow pet dogs in the Zoo as this may endanger the welfare of the animals, but fully trained assistance dogs are permitted. If you have a guide or assistance dog please let the Zoo office know in advance of your... More
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