Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Enter the world of the Welsh Mountain Zoo and you enter a world of natural wonder. As one of North Wales' top attractions, 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, lazy day learning about many rare and endangered species from Britain and around the world.

Cafés & Picnic tAreas

Cafe Safari has been awarded Silver Standard Dining and is situated on the main driveway. It has a balcony which overlooks our Tiger Enclosure and serves hot and cold meals.

The Trading Post Gift Shop

The Trading Post is situated by the main car park and offers a wide variety of gifts and souvenirs.
So treat yourself to a t-shirt, cuddly toy, or you can become an animal adopter- just fill in a simple form.

An 'egg-stra' special celebration

Easter has come early at the Welsh Mountain Zoo with the arrival of four tiny Emu chicks.

Due to its location, visitors with mobility constraints may have trouble accessing certain areas of the Zoo. Please see our accessibility statement for more details - http://www.welshmountainzoo.org/accessibility/

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Guide Prices

Adult (16+ years) Online - £14.39 | £15.87* Standard - £15.15 | £16.70*
Child (3-15 years) | Student (valid ID) Online - £10.83 | £11.92* Standard - £11.40 | £12.55*
Seniors (60+ years) Online - £12.73 | £14.01* Standard - £13.40 | £14.75*
Family (2 ad & 2 ch or 1 ad & 3 ch) Online - £45.26 | £49.83* Standard - £47.65 | £52.45*
Under 3 | Wheelchair Users ** FREE
Disabled*** | Carer**** Online - £8.00 Standard - £8.45

* Includes a voluntary 10% donation which will be put towards the conservation and animal welfare work of the National Zoological Society of Wales. Without your generosity we would not be able to carry out this vital work. If you are a UK taxpayer please complete a Gift Aid Declaration which will allow the National Zoological Society of Wales to claim an extra 25% on your total payment. You will be asked to pay the Gift Aid admission unless you request to pay the standard admission.

** Wheelchair Users - Due to the Terrain of the site only – please see our accessibility statement for more details.

*** Disabled – A discounted rate is available for the registered disabled, due to the challenging terrain. Please note that verification of disability status will be required e.g. DLA/PIP Letter, DWP Book, Blue/Orange badge or letter from GP.

**** Carers – If a visitor requests the need for a carer, as long as the above criteria has been met, a discounted carer ticket can be purchased alongside a disabled persons/wheelchair users ticket. Only 1 carer ticket may be purchased per disabled persons/wheelchair users ticket.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Just 3 minutes drive from the A55 expressway - exit at Junction 20 at Rhos-on-Sea interchange - the zoo is signposted from here. From Bangor 20 mins, Caernarfon 30mins, Wrexham & Chester 50mins, Liverpool 60mins and Manchester 70mins.

FREE bus to zoo - From Easter to mid September the zoo's free minibus service will operate a continuous daily service from Colwyn Bay Railway Station. The first trip from the station will start at 10:00am and will then run on a continuous loop throughout the day. You should not have to wait longer than 20 minutes for the minibus to arrive for collection. The last trip down from the Zoo will be just before 4:45pm. For more details please see: www.welshmountainzoo.org

The nearest railway station is Colwyn Bay, which is 2 miles away.

Welsh Mountain Zoo


Old Highway, COLWYN BAY, Conwy, LL28 5UY

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Opening Times

* 28th March 2021 – 30th October 2021 9:30am - 6pm Last Admission - 4.50pm
31st October 2021 – 30th November 2021 9.30am - 5pm Last dAdmission - 3.50pm
1st December 2021 – 31st January 2022 (closed Christmas Day) 9:30am - 4.30pm Last Admission - 3.20pm
1st February 2022 – 26th March 2022 9:30am - 5pm Last sAdmission - 3.50pm

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