Welsh Mountain Zoo

Attractions in Conwy, North Wales

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Welsh Mountain Zoo


The Welsh Mountain Zoo is set in North Wales, high above Colwyn Bay with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. Its beautiful gardens are home to this caring conservation zoo. Roam the wooded pathways, relax on the grassy slopes and spend a lovely day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world including Snow Leopards,Chimpanzees, Red Pandas and Sumatran Tigers! Enjoy our Penguin Parade, Chimp Encounter, Bear Falls, Lemur Lookout, Condor Haven and the Children's Farm plus much more. Visit ‘Sea Lions Rock' and watch our Californian Sea Lions being trained. Enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. For the more technically inclined, visit our MediaCentre, where you can do a virtual tour of the Zoo and play some great educational games. OPENING HOURS: April to October: Gates open at 9.30am, last admission just before 5.00pm, Zoo closes at 6.00pm.November to March: Gates open at 9.30am, last admission just before 4.00pm, Zoo closes at 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.


Visiting all the attractions that makes Wales such a special place is truly an honour. Not only is it an honour for the attractions to make their way into these books, but the memories they have given me will stay with me for the rest of my life. I say this now because I have some very fond memories of my visit to the Welsh Mountain Zoo. There is no zoo on this earth that offers the same views as can be found here, and the magnificent range of animals they have, really did put a smile on my face. Open all year round, this attraction offers amazing value for money by way of its annual pass, and the idea of being able to be a ‘keeper for the day ' truly excited me! This attraction owes itself to its founder, the late Robert Jackson who opened the zoo back in 1963. It is also my opinion that Colwyn Bay owes a debt of gratitude to Robert Jacksons vision, and to his family for continuing to keep that vision alive.

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Contact Us

Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay ,
Conwy, North Wales, LL28 5UY

01492 532 938






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