Visit this Welsh Zoo in the Mountains

Calling all nature lovers! Located in one of the most picturesque landscapes in Wales, in the shadow of the Carneddau Mountains and overlooking Colwyn Bay is the Welsh Mountain Zoo. Come and say hello to over 140 different species of exotic and local animals while exploring their 37 acres of space in the lush, green landscape.

Where can I find Welsh Mountain Zoo?

The zoo is a 30-minute walk from Colwyn Bay station, or a 3-minute drive from the A55 expressway, exiting at Rhos-on-Sea interchange where the zoo is signposted.

You’ll find all sorts of exciting animals here in the mountain zoo, from big to small. Say hello to your primate relatives by watching the chimpanzees in all their antics, or see the lemurs all the way from Madagascar leap their way across the zoo. If you’re looking for something a bit fluffier, then go and see the Eurasian Brown Bear in all its glory, or something less scary with the adorable Red Panda!

If your kids have got itchy feet, then take them to the Jungle Adventure land where they can swing to their heart’s content. When they’re tired out, have a unique family meal by dining with Penguins at the Penguin Café. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re guaranteed a wild day out.

  • There is wheelchair access for the majority of the site, but the terrain is steep so carers must be fit.
  • Adult (16+): £15.87
  • Child (3-15): £11.92
  • Senior (60+): £14.01
  • Family: £49.83
  • Under 3: Free
  • Opening times vary depending on the date (9.30 am – 4.30 up to 6 pm) and can be found online. The last admission is 1 hr 10 mins before closing time.
  • The zoo is approximately one mile from Colwyn Bay, which is served by frequent buses.

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