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Lovely family day out
Welsh Mountain Zoo (Colwyn Bay)
Member Name: sarah101
Welsh Mountain Zoo (Colwyn Bay)
Advantages: Lots of different animals, lovely views
Disadvantages: None really just know you will have to walk up and down hills!
Visited here last summer and this July. Was so impressed the first time I had to go back. The location is wonderful, easy to find and offers a large car park.
One of the highlights for me both times has been the sealion display, the chimp encounter and the last time was the bird display.
The chimp encounter is one not to be missed, it is in a small building built around the glass where the chimps are and it plays a video telling you about them with the speaker there who then feeds the chimps and tells you all about the different ones and their personalities - I think Bob is the name of the chimp who she said seems to be thinking all the time but he looked grumpy to us!
The sealion training was wonderful on both occassions and really cant be missed! The underwater view point is worth having a look at after the display to as you get to stand and see them swim right past you. The penguins also has a view point where you will see them swim past you.
The bird display was not on last year but this July was amazing. The birds were great, the owl was silent flying over from one lady to the other and the bird of prey they flew did actually try to grab one childs drink bottle - so do actually listen when they tell you to put food/drinks away! The penguins also did a little parade around the ring and all walked within a foot of you and as we were sitting on the ground it was lovely to see them so close up!
The playground is good for young and older children, for older ones it has a fairly big slide which goes from the top part of the playground to the other part down the hill!
Another animal worth mentioning is the brown bears which you can look at from different view points at the top and along downhill. As well as the alligators and different monkeys. The tiger and other big cats are also a treat to see.
So many more animals I have just talked abouy my personal highlights. It is a wonderful day out for all the family. Be prepared for walking up and down hills though but the name should have given that away. There is a restaurant near the entrance just down from the car park which has a good selection and nice views from outside over the zoo.
I will be visiting again within the next two years as it is such an enjoyable day out.
Summary: Have visited twice in two years and plan to go back again soon
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