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“Lemur Lookout”
Review of Welsh Mountain Zoo

Welsh Mountain Zoo
Ranked #1 of 43 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 March 5, 2013

The zoo itself is a brilliant day out but the new Lemur enclosure is superb, if you love Lemurs then this is the place for you! You can get up close and personal with these wonderful animals and also watch them just being Lemurs.The rest of the zoo is also worth seeing, the Penguin parade is so good, I know it is a zoo on a small scale but it uses what its got brilliantly and improves on every visit. Do yourself a favour go and take a look, you won't regret it.
from Jackie Roberts, Wrexham.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We visited this zoo in February 2013, it was a really cold day but the sun was shining and no rain, as we arrived at the zoo it was really quiet and no staff were on the main gate - we saw some signs which told us to pay at the gift shop - which we did but other people were just parking up and going in without paying, such a shame as funding for places like this is very important.

The zoo is on a mountain hence the name so if you have a wheelchair/pram or are otherwise unfit you may struggle with the hills and large steps.

The animals all seemed to be looked after well and the sea lion show was great to watch and it is clear that the staff have a great relationship with the animals. Also the monkeys have underfloor heating and it was great to watch them snuggled up sleeping.

The view from the zoo is fantastic too and you can see the sea and woodland from most points.

The zoo is quite small and can be covered in a morning or an afternoon quite easily, we would go again perhaps in the summer when the weather is a little warmer.

Don't forget to visit the brown bears as this was the best part for me.

Thank Maria P
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

this zoo is so high up we had a lovely day for it there was a lot of workers painting and getting the place ready for the main season i take it so that was nice to see the animal pens were very interesting as they didnt seem to be as cooped up as usual zoos enjoyed the seal complex the best nice day out need to be fittish as it is steep and a lot of climbing but lots of room for children to run and have fun x

Thank bostonLancashire
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We quite like small zoos - they can't compete with the likes of Chester, but they often have a different mission, concentrating instead on unusual smaller species.

Welsh Mountain Zoo does some things well (the Penguin Parade for example) but feels rather unfocused and is confusing to navigate due to the scattered nature of the exhibits - sure we missed a few things. The conditions for the animals are variable -nice naturalistic settings for the penguins versus a very sad looking gibbon in a small glass 'cell'. Ring-tailed Lemur enclosure is a missed opportunity, somewhat crowded viewing from the platform falls short of the close encounters you get at Chester and Blackpool Zoos.

The biggest hit with our 12 yo son was the excellent adventure playground (Tarzan Trail) rather than any of the animal exhibits. .

Definitely NOT recommended for wheelchairs, buggies etc due to really steep paths in one half of the zoo.

Thank LiztheWhizz
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Reviewed March 4, 2013 via mobile

Love this Zoo, does not get enough recognition for how brilliant it really is!! Animals are well looked after and the staff really are dedicated to their jobs and the animals and they answer questions eagerly! Brilliant place and so cheap for what you get! Think we payed 15 pounds for 2 OAP's and one child, if that was Chester zoo would have been about 50 pounds but don't quote me on that!! Lovely and clean zoo with some great shoes and attractions! Needs more praise! It's fabulous and a really must go!

Thank Natalie B
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