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“Not easy to find, but worthwhile”
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 September 1, 2013

We went to this attraction, close to home, as a birthday treat for our grand-daughter, who was five. Her mother arranged this, we paid for ourselves, and thought it good value for money, with plenty to see, demonstrations of falconry with a variety of raptors, owls, harris hawks, and more, and close encounters with most exhibits. Our favourites were the meerkats and penguins, but all were well signed and easy to explain to children. the lemur enclosure was an excellent example of how to introduce visitors into the enclosure for closer contact with the animals. Considering how small an area the zoo covers, there's a great feeling of space, and none of the enclosures look constricted. Getting there by car is a little complicated, more than 4 cars queueing causes a traffic jam, which must be a pain for the neighbours, but there is a free mini bus service from the train station and town centre. There is a cafe and restaurant, and snack facilities, we took our own picnic, which was not a problem, and there was plenty of choice of places to eat it.

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

We've been here a couple of times now and while we have enjoyed it I think it could do with some tlc in certain places. The animals looked well looked after and there is a nice play area for the kids. The lay out is a little odd in places. The café next to the penguin enclosure is quite expensive and gets very hot when busy, so would recommend you take a picnic.

Thank kate s
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really enjoyed our day here......for just less than 50 quid entry for 4 adults and one child.
We spent the full day here. It's a small Zoo and much less commercialised than the other more well known zoos. But this all adds to the appeal.
The walks are good you don't feel like you're in a zoo. The play areas are great too. And then there's the lemur walk - very cute
Didn't try any of the cafes but there's plenty of benches and areas for a picnic

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We went to the zoo as a bit of a fill gap on our recent holiday. Well what a day it was. I met a friend there with their kids and they totally loved it.
The site is very hilly however the name gives away a big clue and I found it to my amusement that there were a number of women in high heels.. not a good idea!
The park is a little disjointed and we ended up wandering around at times a bit aimlessly however the kids thought this was great as they got to see the animals time and time again. The live shows were not only very informative but a real opportunity for the kids to get up and close to the wonderful birds and watch the Sea Lions perform.
The highlight for the kids at least was the Park! Every half hour it was "can we go back to the park!".
A wonderful day out. Great weather that aided the day and the price was very reasonable.

Thank tomr2992
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Zoo was amazing all the shows where Outstanding. Family loved the Chimpanzee,Penguins,Sea lion and the Bears.My favourite was the reptile house there was a Alligator,Eastern Box Turtles and Red foot tortoise. I own a Red foot tortoise myself and your little guys looked so happy well done. Also loved the gardens thumbs up to the gardeners great work. Was tough with two prams but we made it lol

Thank Plat00n
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