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Outdoor Event:An 'egg-stra' special celebration at Welsh Mountain Zoo

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Easter Event

Old Highway,
LL28 5UY



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

Born at the Zoo at the end of February, the four birds, Sydney, Melbourne, Bondai and Byron, are all growing quickly with healthy weights ranging from 1.1kg to 1.6kg. The chicks are slowly becoming familiar with their enclosure and becoming more confident to roam around and to mark their arrival, the Zoo has chosen to kick start its Easter campaign early!

With the three week celebration starting on 28th March, activities include the Easter Trail - a fun way to explore the Zoo where young visitors are given a task to find out facts and information about the zoo many animals, visiting enclosures and collecting the clues. All successful trail finders will be given a chocolate egg and automatically entered into a raffle to receive a giant sized chocolate egg.

Other Easter adventures include ‘Guess how many eggs are in the nest’ which gives visitors a free guess at how many eggs are in our nest and the closest answer wins a bag of Welsh Mountain Zoo goodies. Art and crafts will be held each Tuesday and Thursday, as well as face painting throughout the week.

Visitors also have the chance to take part in one of three enclosure encounters where lucky adults and children can get up close and personal with the Penguins, Meerkats or Snow Leopards (extra charges apply) Pre-booking is essential for an Animal Encounter.

Easter has traditionally been one the busiest periods of the year for the Zoo. Nick Jackson, Director at the Welsh Mountain Zoo said: “With Spring in the air and the school holidays underway, we tend to receive lots of visitors keen to explore all that the Zoo has to offer. Easter is a special time for children and we’re keen to celebrate and mark the occasion with lots of fun and educational-based activities.”

The Easter campaign begins on 28th March and runs until 19th April. For more details see the website:

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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 -


Mr Jamie Toffrey


Old Highway,
LL28 5UY


Plan route to Welsh Mountain Zoo using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 836787  Lat: 53.29355 Long: -3.74650

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:

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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 -