Opening Times and Prices

The Welsh Mountain Zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. 

Current Opening Times - 

26th October 2014 – 28th March 2015: Gates open at 9.30am, last admission just before 4.00pm, Zoo closes at 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Day.

29th March 2015 – 24th October 2015: Gates open at 9.30am, last admission just before 5.00pm, Zoo closes at 6.00pm.

In the event of bad weather, snow, ice or strong winds please telephone 01492 532938 and key 3 to speak to the Zoo Operator after 9am on the morning of your visit. If the office is unattended the Zoo is closed.

Welsh Mountain Zoo Free Minibus Service 2015

The free Zoo Mini Bus service from Colwyn Bay railway station will commence from Sunday 29th March and will run until Sunday 13th September 2015. 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 30 minutes for the minibus to arrive for collection. The last trip down from the Zoo will be just before 4:45pm. If you are organising a group wishing to use the minibus service please contact the Zoo Office first: 01492 532938 key 3 when the call attendant service begins.

*** Please note passengers under three years old cannot travel on the minibus without the correct seat restraint. Passengers can use their own child seats providing that they correctly install the seat and also strap the under 3 year old into the seat. The minibus driver cannot install this seat for passengers.

There is also one child seat provided by the Zoo for children from birth to 4 years (0 – 18kg). The minibus driver will install the seat in the correct position based on the weight provided by the parent/guardian.  The parent/guardian must strap the child into the seat and the driver will then perform a visual check to ensure that the child is strapped in safely in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines . If you do not have your own seat and the Zoo’s seat is already in use, you must wait until the seat is free again on the next journey. *** 

Gift Aid Admission Rates

Adult (16+ years) – £12.10*

Children (3-15 years inclusive) – £9.10*

Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £38.10*

Seniors – £10.70*

Under 3 – FREE

Admission is free for visitors who are wheelchair users. Carers pay normal prices.

*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.

Standard Admission Rates

Adult (16+ years) – £10.95

Children (3-15 years inclusive) – £8.25

Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £34.55

Seniors – £9.70

Students (NUS Card) – £8.25

Under 3 – FREE

Admission is free for visitors who are wheelchair users. Carers pay normal prices.

ZSWA Rates (This allows you unlimited visits to the Zoo for 12 months)

Adult (16+ years) – £34.50

Children and Students – £25.50

Senior – £25.50

Family Adult – £32.00

Family Child – £23.50

Family Senior – £23.50

A Joining Fee of £5 per Family or £2 per Individual ticket is also payable.

Group Entry

Adult (16+ years unless a student) – £9.05

Children (3-15 years inclusive) – £6.50

Seniors – £6.50

Students (NUS Card) – £6.50

Under 3 – FREE

Please download our Group Bookings Form – fill it in, print it and send it to the address on the form. Please read the notes below before completing the booking forms:

  • Groups visiting the zoo should book in advance to receive entry price discounts.
  • Parties must be paid for ‘en bloc’ otherwise group discounts do not apply.
  • Please book any learning sessions and times before making a Group Entry Booking.
  • Approximate numbers are acceptable for booking purposes. Any cash adjustment must be made after arrival.
  • Party rates are applicable to groups of 15 and over.
  • One free teacher/courier allowed with each ten full paying children/students.
  • Coach drivers: no charge

You may need to refer back to these notes when completing the booking forms.