A zoo featuring a diverse range of animals, and views over Colwyn Bay. Where else can you pay a visit to fantastic and fascinating animals while also enjoying glorious panoramic views over a beautiful bay?
As far as we know, the Welsh Mountain Zoo in Conwy is the only place, offering everything from sea lions to parrots, as well as spectacular vistas out over Colwyn Bay.
In terms of animals, well… what don’t they have? There are camels, lemurs, chimps, bears, sea lions, porcupines, meerkats, snow leopards, red pandas, tigers… and that’s just the mammals! Condors, emus, owls, flamingos and even penguins round out the birds, while you can see snakes, tortoises, alligators and geckos in the reptile section.
And if that isn’t enough for you, then perhaps one of the many different shows will be more up your alley. These take place every day, and include the Penguin Parade, the Chimp Encounter, the Sea Lion Feeding Time and (as long as it’s good weather) the Birds of Prey Display.
The Zoo gets a lot of its funding through donations, and to help with conservation efforts you can even adopt one of their amazing animals.
To finish off your visit, stop by the Safari Restaurant for a good meal or the Flagstaff Café for a nice cup of tea.
Just a short drive from the A55 expressway, take the exit for Rhos-on-Sea. The Zoo is then signposted!
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