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“It's not the size that counts, it's what you do with it!”
Review of Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Colwyn Bay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This conservation zoo has a wide range of rare and endangered animals from around the world.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 18, 2012

If you're expecting a lovely, flat, tidy, landscaped, organised zoo trail, this is not the zoo for you. It's wild, untamed, as much of a good walk as anything else, and full of as many lovely plants as animals. We loved it for its country charm. The staff are great, helpful and informative, and the zoo has an impressive array of species. Climb to the uppermost point of the zoo and you are rewarded with spectacular views which alone make it worth the trip. The talks and feeds were excellent, and it is obvious that the welfare of the animals is paramount, such an important factor. Definitely good value and excellent for kids (lots of play space!) and adults alike. Wear sensible footwear, and if your mobility is dodgy there will be some parts of the zoo which may be hard work for you. However, they've done their utmost, accessibilty-wise, they just can't help that their location is mountainous! Well worth a visit if you ate an animal lover.

Thank Rachel T
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

This zoo is an amazing place that is generally kept quiet. Having only ever been to Chester zoo, it was great to see so many different animals in such a peaceful location. The snow leopards and brown bears were my favourites! Lots of regular demonstrations and shows.

Since it's not a particularly large zoo, it's nice for a few hours and is close to the coast for fish and chips after!

Thank e_loveland
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

This place is good value for the variety of animals etc. There's also the option of parking in Colwyn Bay and getting the free bus to the zoo.
Take a picnic as the cafe is quite expensive.
There are great views of the surrounding countryside from the zoo so take a camera.
The petting zoo is great for younger children and has guinea pigs, rabbits and chickens etc.
Tip: If you pick up a booklet called North Wales Top Attractions,there's usually a money off coupon for the zoo to use.

Thank lee w
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Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

Ok. It didn't help that it was raining, but this zoo has to be one of the most boring zoo's there is.

...But I feel more sorry for the animals there. They have very little space to move around. I'm not an animal behavioural expert, but the the bigger animals didn't look too happy. Anyway, if it's raining, don't waste your time going because all you'll do is huddle under trees wishing you were somewhere else.

2  Thank Richard_2547
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

The monkeys are always the kids favourite. Been coming here every so often with family for years. Always a top day. Shows are brill and play area really good.

Thank KristynAndy
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